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Gun Nuts vs Anti-Gun Nuts

AmyDB Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 3:25 AM
I have to weight in here. The oft touted "gun show loophole" is a mirage. It's a private seller loophole. If one is a private citizen & you choose to resell a legally owned weapon then you & the purchaser negotiate the transaction, you exchange money for weapon & you go your separate ways. One of the bills currently pending in going to change that by requiring background checks on ___ALL___ guns sales no matter where they take place nor to whom you sell the weapon to. Do we really want the government to have final say on private transactions?
scott s. Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 5:00 PM
Easily handled by state law. No need for federal law on this.
David70 Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 8:00 AM
I believe this private party sale only applies to certain relatives. All other private sales must go through a fed licensed dealer to include a background check.
AZYaateeh Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 7:43 AM
The least intrusive way to do it, if we must (which I by no means concede), would be to have those private transactions work like when you buy a gun over the Internet. When you buy a gun over the Internet, it gets delivered to your local gun store, you go and pick it up, your local/state/federal background check laws are followed, you get your gun, exactly as if it had been on display in the store. We could do something like that with private transactions, though it'd be a pain.
scott s. Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 5:05 PM
Well, it makes for a quick $50 for the dealer. That has nothing to do with "internet" sales. It's required for all interstate transfers, except for bequests. Then again, it's almost impossible to get any shipper to take a firearm unless it's going to a licensee so there is a practical aspect to it as well.
cambeul41 Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 8:47 PM
That is what is being proposed. Transfer a gun to your own child? Get government permission to do so.
AuntiRE Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 5:28 AM
Transaction....what transaction?

The battle rages on about whether this country wants to further restrict the availability of guns, the types of guns and the ammunition to be used in those guns. On one side is what is referred to as the Gun Nuts with the point being taken by the NRA. Then there are the Anti-Gun Nuts - you don’t hear that term do you? They are being led by many -- including our President -- who states he is just proposing “common sense” changes. Then there are those of us caught in the middle of a gun fight.

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