If guns were as regulated as cars

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    I'd be all in favor of that.
     
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    Many states have mandatory training involved. Nothing wrong with that.
     
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    I am sure next we will find regulations on kitchen knives.

    It's not the weapon so much as the person behind the gun. In the case of the Kansas City football player who shot his wife, apologized, then showed up to see his coach before taking his own life.... can we be certain that incident wouldn't happen with a knife just as well as a gun? I don't know much about the history of that player in that incident, however abusive spouses don't just become passive simply as a result of there not being a gun available for them to act out their aggression.

    In the case of the Connecticut shooting, where are the support groups or programs that deal with individuals and their families, when dealing with mental conditions? Should that not be addressed and taken into consideration? If we want to all of a sudden "act" serious about the issues of violence in schools, then why become sympathizers and take away the Death Penalty? You can't not ride on both sides of the fence and say you want to crack down on gun violence. There are laws already in place that deal with criminal back ground checks and waiting periods. Do you honestly want to sit there, and try to convince me that a criminal will look to ways to obtain a weapon - legally? All the regulations you could possibly impose would not have an impact on the gun violence we see in the streets. It's a shot term answer that sounds like you are getting something accomplished, when in reality you're not. It's just more paperwork and laws to give the "appearance" something is getting done about it...... nothing more. The only result is suppressing (since the left enjoys using that very excuse on voting rights) the Constitutional rights and privileges from those that are more responsible.
     
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    If guns were regulated like cars, the government would know right where to go to relive it's citizenry of their last line of defense.

    Fear the government that fears your guns.

    Besides, until the right to drive a car appears in the Bill of Rights, the comparison is pointless.
     
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    Shit. How many thousands of people die in car accidents each year??

    How many deaths due to DUI's in a year??

    Perhaps they should pass legislation banning cars??
     
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    Different story given that the right to bear arms is in the constitution and the right to drive does not exist.
     
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    This is a good idea. And perfectly constitutional.

    The 2nd does say well regulated, after all.
     
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    That wouldn't prevent a criminal from stealing the gun to commit a crime with any more than it would prevent him from stealing the car to commit a crime with.
     
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    Yeah, we still havent addressed the "Criminals don't care about the law" issue.
     

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