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Put Prospective Gun Owners Under The Microscope

man of steel Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 8:10 PM
"But what if a criminal did happen to be packing heat? Would you wish that you had a weapon so you could have a movie-style shootout? No, you would swallow your pride and let him take what he wanted, then call the insurance company". What if what he wanted to take was your life? BTW, who gets to make the competency decision? Joe Biden?
Daniel982 Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 9:56 AM
*""But what if a criminal did happen to be packing heat? Would you wish that you had a weapon so you could have a movie-style shootout? "

I don't have to wish for a weapon. I carry for the same reason that public buildings have fire extinguishers. I'm not John Wayne, but nobody will be shooting at innocents if I'm close enough to respond.

PARIS -- Anyone who can't withstand a rational debate on the subject of gun control -- particularly in light of last week's Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut -- should be automatically prohibited from ever owning a firearm. In fact, this should be the number-one requirement of gun ownership: Can someone applying for ownership of a deadly weapon withstand an hour-long debate against someone in favor of gun control without resorting to physical or verbal assault?

Is it too much to ask that every person wanting to possess a firearm be subject to a battery of tests -- everything from...