Skip to comments.Letter: Do you think criminals will report gun sales?
Posted on 04/24/2013 12:12:45 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
I can't resist the urge to offer a few comments about the letter from A.E. Andress in the Friday edition of The Bugle regarding a "rational and reasonable" approach to guns. I'll address the proposed "modifications" to the Second Amendment by the numbers.
1. Universal, comprehensive background checks. The Tucson shooting, the Aurora shooting, and the Newtown shooting were all reportedly done with weapons that were purchased from licensed gun dealers, hence, the purchasers went through the already federally mandated background checks. Even the guy who shot President Reagan and Mr. Brady, for whom the Brady Bill is erroneously named, reportedly bought his gun legally, months before the attack. How would increased or enhanced background checks have prevented any of these shootings? And how would you enforce it? How would the government know if, for example, I sold one of my guns to a friend? And do you think criminals will report their sales?
2. Banning "assault weapons": Semi-automatic weapons have been around since before the turn of the 20th century, and even anti-gun President Clinton's Justice Department testified in Congress that they are involved in a miniscule percentage of crimes. And, given the number of such guns that are already in private possession, does anyone seriously think passing a law will entice criminals into turning theirs in? And have you read Senator Feinstein's bill? A semi-automatic rifle that would otherwise be legal is an "assault weapon" if it has a pistol grip. How does the shape of the grip make a gun more or less dangerous?
3. Banning "multi-shot cartridges"? Forgive me, but if you're going to comment on something, you really should have at least a rudimentary knowledge of what you're talking about. There is no such thing as a multi-shot cartridge.....
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Rick E. Brenfleck is under the mistaken impression that the proposed “modifications” to the 2nd Amendment are intended to stop criminals.
The biggest waste of time you’ll spend is arguing with a liberal about what they claim to want instead of what they actually want.
Right after they report their legal status, drug sales, etc.
Certainly the criminals will report gun sales. Not reporting would be a criminal act. Nobody got time fa dat.
Liberals ‘ideas’ NEVER work. They’re always based on emotion, never on facts or logic. They just ‘eff things up more.
Their ‘ideas’ on gun control are a good example.
Ban reloading? Ban resale of military brass? We're dealing with a combination of evil and stupid, but they may still have a plan.
True. Criminals don’t want to commit a crime because it would just be wrong.
Is Obama a socialist?
From my EPSON ink cartridge, .............................. (multi-shots) :^)
So... if one buys a weapon at the local gang meeting, and doesn't report it, he becomes a criminal, and by becoming a criminal, he's protected from EVER reporting it by his 5th amendment rights. Nice! No one EVER has to report any purchase or have a gackground check.
According to SCOTUS, if you’re a bad guy, for whatever the reason, to report the acquisition of a firearm amounts to self-incrimination, so bad guys don’t have to do so. That’s my read.
Now, let’s apply this to the NYS “SAFE Act”. The act criminalizes sale or possession of unregistered guns. But, if you have a proscribed item, admission of such for the purposes of registration becomes self-incrimination and violates the Fifth Amendment’s protection. [That’s my read, but I am not a lawyer and I don’t play one on TV.]
They are good people. Most are going to trade school and turning their lives around.
The Bostoon terrorists didn’t want to go through the paperwork to obtain a gun, and they wanted a high capacity magazine to boot and they wanted it quickly, so they killed the MIT police officer to take his.
This police officer was killed because Massachusetts has a strict gun registration and application process.
hahahahah well that’s not bad for guys whose only crime was bein forced to run around with the wrong crowd in their utes....turned out to be a disaster for many a lad....so much so .... they couldn’t help themselves from robbin in stealin n muggin and such.....