We should treat guns like we treat cars! Yeah!

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    Several times over the last several weeks, several people have presented an argument to the effect that ‘we require licenses and registration for cars, so we should do the same for guns’.

    To this, I habitually respond:
    -You don’t need a license to buy or own a car, or to operate it on private property
    -You don’t need to register a car to own it or operate it on private property
    -You don’t need a license to transport a car, nor register a car that you transport
    -The only time you need a license is to operate a car on public property
    -the only time you need to register a car is to operate it on public property

    SO... if we have the same requirements for guns as we do for cars, as these posters gleefully suggest, the only time you need a license or register a gun is if you use it on public property.

    This never receives a response.

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    Since anywhere between the gun shop and your home is public property you seem to have undermined your own argument.
     
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    The argument is that as long as the gun isn't used between the gun shop and the home or on some other private property, then it isn't an issue.
     
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    OK, then permits WOULD be required for "concealed carry" AND bringing it home from the store. Also, you can't leave an unregistered vehicle in your driveway in my state, so what you listed may not be true everywhere.
     
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    1: Not necessarily, for several reasons
    2: The licensing/regustration applies to only use/operation, not ownership/posession/transportation, on public property.

    So, I have undermined nothing.
     
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    Possibly, but that's the case in most places now.

    Nope. Ownership/posession.trasnportation does not require a license, only use/operation.

    But, I'll bet you CAN keep it in your garage or barn or basement.
     
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    Once again, your mileage may vary. You're quoting local laws that may not apply everywhere. If I carry a gun home from a shop and I'm stopped for some other reason and asked if I have a gun in the car, I better also have a license.
     
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    Now, where you are, yes.
    But it we treated guns like cars, you'd only need the license if you use/operate the gun while on public property; you do not need a license to OWN the car.
     
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    I agree..

    And you should be forced to buy liability insurance on your gun in case it hurts someone

    You should also be required to have an operators license for a gun

    Your gun license should be suspended if you are caught drunk
     
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    I doubt it.
    If you want to use/operate it on public property
    If you want to use/operate it on public property
    Only if you are caught operating/usung the gun on public property while drunk.
     
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