Gun control poll

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Luddly Neddite, Jul 23, 2012.

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Answer as many as apply and say why you hold that opinion.

  1. Do you support requiring identification for the sale of any or all firearms and/or ammo?

    69.6%
  2. Do you support ending the availabilty to citizens of assault weapons?

    26.1%
  3. Do you support ending the availabilty of large capacity magazine clips?

    26.1%
  4. Do you support ending the availabilty of tear gas to citizens?

    39.1%
  5. Are you against all control of guns/ammo?

    30.4%
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  1. Luddly Neddite
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    Why or why not?

    (Mods, please feel free to move this to a more appropriate forum. All threads seem to get put in "Politics" but there really isn't a good place for this ... that I could see.)
     
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    I am tired of the gun control laws being designed for the least common denominator.
    Why punish the many law abiding gun enthusiasts for the actions of a very small percentage.
    I have no problem showing my id to purchase ammo, much like I have no problem showing my
    id when I vote. I don't see that as any type of intrusion.
     
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    Do a google search. You'll find you can buy damn near anything and certainly far more than just black powder and ammo.

    And the Aurora shooter had no problem buying everything he used, either.
     
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    You should have ID to buy weapons just like you should have ID to vote and register to vote. A background check and waiting period are also good ideas in theory but their will always be a black market for weapons for those who intend to break the law. ID's and background checks are only going to be used by law abiding citizens anyway.
     
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    I don't know of any law that would "punish the law abiding gun enthusiast". I've been collecting and buying for years and I'm a "law abiding gun enthusiast".

    Can you tell me what "gun control laws are designed for the least common denominator"?

    I ask because I really don't know of any.

    Thanks.
     
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    I have no problem with showing ID when purchasing any weapon or ammo....and i could understand if i had to wait a day or so to pick up a gun that i wanted to purchase so they can do a background check. Only criminals would have a problem with it.

    But, like Holman that just killed 12 people....more than likely he's never been in any trouble and they wouldn't find anything on him. So there was nothing stopping him from getting it. There is NOTHING to stop a criminal from getting weapons....no law is going to stop them. It's more important to make sure citizens are allowed to arm themselves for protection. If just one or 2 people in that theater had had a gun, most likely not as many people would have died or been put in the hospital.
     
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    Not necessarily.

    While I do have guns, I also have air tasers for home//car protection. For those who don't know they work, an air taser brings down your assailant and, in the case of the ones I have, you also have the option of using the stun gun feature.

    What this means is that I can stop someone who is as far away as 15' AND I can stop others up close and personal.

    When the taser is fired, it also fires a large number of tiny tags, far too many for someone to gather up in order to hide their identity. On each of those tiny tags is a number which identifies me as the buyer.

    If the taser is stolen from me, those little tags would bring the law to my door to ask what happened to my air taser. If I had reported it as stolen, I'm off the hook.

    While I don't know anything about the manufacture of ammo, why couldn't we come up with a way to fire tags that identify the buyer of the original ammo?

    Assuming it could be done and of course, it could be, does anyone object to that? Would you object to your ammo being identified as being purchased by you?
     
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    Here's a damn good reason NOT to go to the movies with a gun in your pocket. From the police tapes:
    What about a hellfire triggar? I have one and, last I knew, cost about $12 and I could make it in my garage.
     

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