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Freedom of gun ownership

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  • Democrat
    Modesto, CA
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    Guns are for anyone that wants to use or own them. It is our basic right to bear arms! Government pressure & legislators should not have the right to take our guns.

    That's my opinion hope you have the same opinion.
  • Center Left
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    Denton, TX
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    Spiderweb3416 Wrote: Guns are for anyone that wants to use or own them. It is our basic right to bear arms! Government pressure & legislators should not have the right to take our guns.

    That's my opinion hope you have the same opinion.
    I disagree, I and hope you come back to read this and respond. I own an assortment of guns, and have all my life. I grew up around them and was taught from a young age how to handle them safely but, I do not think gun ownership is a right let alone "basic" right. I think it is a privilege. Gun ownership should be treated much more along the lines of Driver's Licenses. Most people are given the benefit of the doubt after they take a basic safety and training course and you get the privilege of driving a car. If you demonstrate that you are incapable of handling that privilege responsibly, then you are are no longer able to drive a car. Owning/operating something that can be a massive threat to public safety should not be considered a basic right.

    Also, where do you draw the line when you talk about it being a basic right? Rifles? Assault Rifles? Mortars? RPGs? Bazookas? Rocket Launchers? Missiles? Tanks? Gunships? Or is there no line at all? If gun ownership is a basic right then couldn't you logically argue that anyone should be able any type of arms that they can afford?

    I look forward to your response.
  • Democrat
    Missouri
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    I agree with you Zack. Proving responsibility is a measure of Gun Control. It's a start. A background investigation that takes thirty days minimum before a gun purchase can be accomplished should be included. Serious legislation should develop on gun types removing the military commando type assault-looking weapon that has massive rounds of ammo on a clip. Ammo rounds should be limited to less than 10 ( example 5+1 for a rifle, 3+1 for a shotgun, and 10 or less for a pistol). Law authorities and military may possess anything they may desire. Any Gun Control legislation should be restricted to the American public and not the government authorities. This continues to protect the so-called "Right-to-Bear Arms", which is an over used statement for gun owners wanting to terrorize and intimidate the peaceful existence of America.
  • Center Left
    Independent
    Denton, TX
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    I understand how a 5 or even a 7 day waiting period would be reasonable, but what would a 30 day waiting period accomplish that a 5 or 7 day waiting period wouldn't? That seems like it would require a lot of extra planning for hunting and stuff. Also seems really excessive.

    As for the clip size. Again I'm not really sure what you are trying to accomplish with this limitation? Also, how effectively can it be enforced? Modding a clip to hold extra bullets is a really, really simple task. What effect are you hoping for from a law like this?
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    There are already many restrictions on many types of firearms both long guns and hand guns, I believe that an extensive background check regarding the mental health issues surrounding the purchase of any fire arm is a must, but the Congress refuse's to take on the HIPPA Law advocates, since many of these mass killers or maybe all of them have shown recongizable signs of mental distress and so often people in charge or even the killer's own family are loathe to alert the authorities about the person's problem and the threat that they pose, in this instance the government should have the ability to monitor these people which a thorough mental health background would allow them to do, also limiting the size /amount of rounds in a magazine is pointless, I was trained on a M-1 Garand semi-automatic rifle , that fired an 8 round clip, I could exchange 3 clips and fire down range and put about 90% of my rounds on target inside of 30 seconds, so you see it's not about the amount of rounds but the ability of the shooter to place those rounds on target , and most of these shooters are proficient in the handling of their firearms, so further restrictions on firearms is really just a talking point for most politicians to either get elected or re-elected.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    johnnycee Wrote: There are already many restrictions on many types of firearms both long guns and hand guns, I believe that an extensive background check regarding the mental health issues surrounding the purchase of any fire arm is a must, but the Congress refuse's to take on the HIPPA Law advocates, since many of these mass killers or maybe all of them have shown recongizable signs of mental distress and so often people in charge or even the killer's own family are loathe to alert the authorities about the person's problem and the threat that they pose, in this instance the government should have the ability to monitor these people which a thorough mental health background would allow them to do, also limiting the size /amount of rounds in a magazine is pointless, I was trained on a M-1 Garand semi-automatic rifle , that fired an 8 round clip, I could exchange 3 clips and fire down range and put about 90% of my rounds on target inside of 30 seconds, so you see it's not about the amount of rounds but the ability of the shooter to place those rounds on target , and most of these shooters are proficient in the handling of their firearms, so further restrictions on firearms is really just a talking point for most politicians to either get elected or re-elected.
    Nuts, you are typical gun owner who is proud to explain on how a gun works; who cares what you can do with your guns? Just be proud of yourself that you can shoot? That is a sick army mentality nothing else. It certainly only promotes gunownership as wel the killing by hanging out the gun hero.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    So are you just as opposed to knives and bats and ropes and cars and fists and feet as these have all been used as killing instruments.