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-WT4 months ago
Not so much playing dumb but trying to open the topic up for conversation and hopefully dispel some of the myth.
If you were to ask "10 people on the street" and I'll wager one half of them believe that the "loophole" allows licensed dealers to transact without a background check.
A friend of mine ask once if I was aware of "cop-killer bullets". I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.
Those that have no interest in the subject and are unknowledgeable listen to everything they hear and believe it as though it is gospel.
Intelligent conversation and discussion is the only way we'll ever solve the issue.5 months ago
Az2008 and Mike,
What is disingenuous is the term “gun show loophole”. I’m trying to point out that there is no loophole; that the exact same laws apply at gun shows that apply outside of gun shows. I don’t disagree that having private sales at a gun show to go through a FFL dealer may be a solution to the lack of background checks but referring to it as a “loophole” suggests that private gun sales are somehow tainted.
5 months ago
Can you explain exactly what gun show loophole is? What is the difference between a private dealer and a licensed dealer? How do you or I, as private dealers, conduct a background check? How does the elimination of the “gun show loophole” prevent the mentally disturbed from being able to purchase a gun? Are there any firearms owners that aren’t hunters? Should gun laws require justification for high capacity magazines just like other laws that require justification for purchasing a fast car or a big house?
I look forward to learning the answers to these questions.
5 months ago
Bubba, my bad. 2 events; almost one quarter million full auto weapons personally owned. I don't have numbers for those that are in LE and military circulation. Many LE are issued patrol rifles, some of which are full auto (I always had one) and I know of many of those that were stolen. The military weapons are more tightly controlled (stored at the armory) but some of them are stolen also.
Isn't it strange that a police officer and a doctor were the perpetrators in these cases; two professions that most people trust. So much for do no harm.
There a many illegally modified weapons used in crimes. Full auto is a risky modification on most weapons. Without specific training, the weapon usually becomes non-functional except as a single shot. 6 months ago
So rockinroller, is the problem guns or freaks, hotheads, video gamers? BTW, automatic weapons have been tightly regulated since 1968, requiring ATF approval and background checks for transfer of ownership and not one has been used by its owner in a crime ... ever.6 months ago
Thank you Bubba and I do enjoy a civilized debate, especially one without name calling.
I'm retired LEO. I did some extradition work during my career and often boarded the aircraft with the crew. I always received a warm welcome from the crew IF they knew why I came on board with them. I never encountered any negativity because I was traveling armed. I trained at the same place (I think) where FFDO's are trained. That training is what I suggest be used to train "school security officers".
Merry Christmas!6 months ago
Bubba, I don't have an answer either. I'm certain that all of us wish someone did. We know that the principal and school psychologist responded to the threat without a weapon and died doing so. The local police, while responding very quickly, were still too late to do anything but count the bodies. Perhaps the answer lies somewhere in-between.
I don't think all teachers should be armed, but ... My wife is a retired school administrator and I know her instinct to protect children would drive her to do whatever she could without regard to her own safety. A properly trained, and I mean training similar to that of law enforcement, armed person on campus may be the answer, not much different than a SRO but dedicated to security only.
Data, the concealed carrier(s) at the shooting in Tuscon didn't start shooting because of the crowd and the fear of hitting innocents, many of whom were preparing to rush the shooter or to give aid to those already hit .6 months ago
Bubba, no one on a military installation may carry or possess a firearm except military police. So ... A military base surrounded by guns that were inaccessible and people trained to use them couldn't access them so the shooter was not deterred.
6 months ago
So, Engaged Voter, in your mind there is a difference between religion based bigotry; okay, and race based bigotry; not okay. Thanks for clearing up the (my) confusion.10 months ago