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Gun Nuts vs. Anti-Gun Nuts II

muhl Wrote: Apr 01, 2013 2:09 PM
AND, if we lose the Second Amendment through all of this foolishness, I FIRMLY believe that it will be through the seemingly innocuous Background Checks. The first time I bought a gun I submitted to a Background Check. It didn't take very long, perhaps 5 or 10 minutes. I bought the gun without incident. But then, I reflected back on the event. My intent was to buy a gun, NOT apply for a security clearance. In its essence, a gun is a TOOL. I wanted to by a TOOL. Why is it that a security clearance is required for a gun but NOT for a machete or a sledgehammer? Why is it not required for the purchase of fireworks on the Fourth Of July? After all, explosives can be weapons. So can machetes and sledgehammers.
Truckman Wrote: Apr 01, 2013 4:51 PM
what guns you own,and forever where you live,so when the next "fabricated disaster" happens,they'll be able to use your "stolen" information to disarm you. (Or kill you if you choose not to surrender your freedom.) Go ahead and say this is paranoia;just look at all the Freedoms this Badministration has already taken from us under the guise of "protecting America". If you believe in the Freedom of being a true American,you'll have NO problem seeing where this Gun Control idea is ultimately going.
Truckman Wrote: Apr 01, 2013 4:45 PM
THAT would prove the fact that nearly ALL people who shouldn't own guns and know it won't bother going through legal channels to get a gun.
Also,as is often said here,background checks would necessarily give up gun buyers' personal info,and it isn't deleted after the approval as the Bill was originally written. No,they SAVE all your info,and send it to a data bank. Still relatively acceptable,but for one thing. Our current Badministration can't be trusted to follow the rules put forth in ANY law,Bill or agreement. They started out violating the rules by NOT deleting people's personal information;it's not hard at all to expect them to use that same info as a road map to tracking your gun owning activity,changes in location..........
Truckman Wrote: Apr 01, 2013 4:29 PM
The gun-control advocates act like the universal background check is--nothing,really. Little detail,no problem. How many of THEM have done one? Why doesn't a TV News person/writer/gun grabber get a copy of a background check,fill it out and then really THINK about each question they answered,and tell me which ones have the information to stop a criminal or mentally unstable person from buying a gun. The ONLY reason most gun buyers go through this "punishment-in-advance" is because,by LAW,it's the ONLY way to buy a gun WITHOUT being a "criminal". I'd also like to know what percentage of background checks stop sales.
Reginald10 Wrote: Apr 01, 2013 3:44 PM
Well, YOU wanted a tool. The Government wanted you to have a security clearance, because they believe that you should have one before being granted the privilege of buying a gun.

Oh, it's a "right"? Who told you that, you silly child?

BTW, you do not have to have even photo ID to prove you can vote. . . funny, that.
Cappmann Wrote: Apr 01, 2013 2:53 PM
One of the biggest issues with this universal background check scam, besides the fine-print additions, is the face that there is NO way to enforce it without first creating a national registration of all firearms. THAT'S what the true argument is. Registration is ALSO a requirement for CONFISCATION.

A few weeks back we wrote a column about the issues being debated regarding potentially restricting the rights of gun owners established by the second amendment. The column was generally well received, but there was one point of contention that remains the center of debate regarding gun owners’ rights -- especially with the flaming out of Senator Feinstein’s bill on what she refers to as “assault weapons.” We need to correct this point and we discuss the issue in greater depth.

We stated that, as someone not clearly on either the side of Gun Nuts or the Anti-Gun Nuts, we...