"I understand that the constitution is also very clear on free speech but we restrict free speech in some circumstances (libel, yelling fire etc.)"
Actually we don't, we have consequences in place for those actions. If you commit one of those actions you are punished for it, you are not physically unable to say them. Same goes for gun ownership, guns are available, if you commit a crime with one, you are punished, to place restrictions on firearms is no different than to surgically modify every American's voice box to be unable to yell fire in a theater.
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- Forbid the mentally ill to own guns of any kind.
Already in place, however if they cannot be trusted with a firearm they should not be walking free in society.
- Forbid those who have been found guilty of violence against fellow citizens from owning guns.
If they are not safe to be around firearms, then they are not safe to be in society. Longer prison sentences for violent crimes.
- Make illegal the purchase and ownership of armor piercing bullets.
This would not accomplish anything, they are already unavailable for civilian sales, what is available is old and running out fast. However if they are not appropriate for civilians then they are not appropriate for military/government use, civilians are not second class citizens to .gov employees.
- Make illegal any ammunition clips greater than 10 rounds. (Exception could be in place for gun ranges)
As soon as speech is limited to 10 words or less, print limited to 10 words or less, and computers limited to 10 words or less. (Exception could be in place for conservative talk radio)
- Make laws that punish gun owners if their own registered guns are used to commit crimes.
First off, guns are not registered. I have absolutely no problem with drastically increasing sentences on crimes committed with firearms, not to include justifiable self-defense situations and the insane stuff( ex: I get caught speeding but since I have a legal firearm in possession, I get a 20yr sentence or something. While not likely I'm just drawing the line.)
- Closing the gun show loophole.
They don't exist, as been stated before, just because it's located at a "gun show" all laws are the same as anywhere else. A FFL holder still performs background checks, and 2 private individuals do the same thing they could do in a wal-mart parking lot.