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

mkuenkel Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 1:49 PM
Larry Elder wrote: "And in 1986, these weapons [machine guns] were banned from civilian sale." No they weren't. The "1986" date means only this, that even in the states that allow the sale of machine guns to civilians, the purchaser may not purchase any machine gun made after 1986.
Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 6:13 PM
yes,the 1986 FOPA eliminated the sale of NEW machine guns to civilians,limiting the supply of full-auto arms to guns already NFA-registered before that date. (May 1986)

Civilians may not but machine guns that are not in the NFA matter when they were made.

these laws make legally transferable guns rare and VERY expensive. they are not sold in the usual gun stores,one has to go to a Class-3 NFA dealer,specially licensed to deal in NFA weapons.

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...