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Gun Violence -- Let's Shift the Odds in Favor of the Good Guys!

Emberato Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 8:59 AM
Get all your facts striaght: 1..Gun Shows are not regulated by the Feds, but by the state. UNLICENSED individuals may legally sell firearms to residents of their state in many cases (AZ for example). 2..Fully-automatic weapons like "Tommy Guns" and REAL AK-47's are NOT illegal for civilians to own. However, they must comply with Federal licensing requirements and pay a $200 Registration/Transfer fee.
Wooster Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 11:11 AM
Get YOUR facts straight.

There are no "loopholes" or exceptions for gun shows. Unlicensed individuals may sell their PERSONAL guns the same way they may sell them in the classified ads or at a garage sale. The gun show has nothing to do with it.
serwin Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 10:25 AM
All gun sales by dealers at gun shows are regulated by the feds. Sales between two private individuals are not regulated by the feds unless they are straw sales or across state lines.
AWLkrakow Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 9:09 AM
Not to mention that an old beat up full auto Mini-14 will set you back $30.000

The unimaginable horror of Sandy Hook jumpstarts another "national conversation" about firearm violence. President Barack Obama, promising "meaningful action," said: "We will have to change. ... We can't tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end."

Let's examine four of the "commonsense" measures frequently proposed by "gun control advocates":

One, closing the "gun show loophole." What gun show loophole? Restricted from selling at guns shows prior to 1986, a licensed dealer today requires a background check whether he sells guns at a store, a gun show or the back of his SUV.

Two, banning "high-capacity" magazines. One of...