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Old 12-22-2012, 10:45 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by BigRedChief View Post
The compromise:
Forbid the mentally ill to own guns of any kind.
Forbid those who have been found guilty of violence against fellow citizens from owning guns.
Make illegal the purchase and ownership of armor piercing bullets.
Make illegal any ammunition clips greater than 10 rounds. (Exception could be in place for gun ranges)
Make laws that punish gun owners if their own registered guns are used to commit crimes.
Closing the gun show loophole.[/list]
There are already regulations in place to satisfy 1, 2, 3, and 5.

4. Would be very close to unenforceable. But as a gun owner, I'd still listen to and accept compromise on implementing this into future gun regulations.

6. There is no gun show loophole. As HCF has said, gun shows don't provide any activity that isn't legal anywhere else at any time. This topic is simple. It involves either requiring background checks on all sales private and commercial, or leaving it off the table. And again as a gun owner, I wouldn't be resistant to the thought of changing this. But I'd need to see why/how it would be effective against those using guns illegally for harm. Because this is something that could easily result in a hindrance to those using guns legally, and completely ignored by those who are not. With the number of guns in private hands, I strongly question whether new background check regulation would be effective at all. Too many sellers would ignore it because they'll make more money in the deal by not doing the background check. Unless you could overcome that and give sellers enough motivation to overcome the additional expense it would incur, then I don't see this one working.
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