So basically if someone wants to get a gun and knows they won't pass the background test, all they have to do is go through a private seller.
Or have someone who would pass the background test buy it for them, and then give/sell it to them.
I just don't see how that sounds like a great idea to anyone. Like why bother even having background tests at all at that point?
Uh, that isn't why most people want to legalize marijuana. Most people want to legalize it because it doesn't cause harm and is a relaxing and enjoyable substance. It is way less harmful than alcohol or tobacco, which are legal. Different debate, but I don't know anyone who wants to legalize weed because it is impossible to police it.
Anyway, you could use your same argument against speeding, or prostitution, or cocaine, or anything, Gloria. You just pick guns. Its illogical.
Again, why do you think that other countries are so much better than America? Its so unpatriotic of you. Why do you think that other countries can regulate their guns and we can't? I guess I just have so much more faith in our country than you do.
I don't have a ton of time for Google Fu today, but I bet there was a time in our history when private car sales didn't have to be registered. But then we made laws around it, and now they do, and there are likely as many cars in the US as guns, the majority of them registered. I'm sure it wouldn't happen over night that everyone rushes out to register their guns, but little by little I think it would happen.
First, I think it would happen as gun owners decide that heavy fines and jail time aren't worth hiding a gun that they have no reason to hide (because hey, the majority of these guys are Responsible Gun Owners, right?)
Second, I think it would happen because you would HAVE to register any gun that you buy through a gun dealer (those guys aren't going to risk losing their business license by not registering sales if that's the law; nor should they be expected to)
What this means is, if you bought a gun through a gun dealer, it will be registered to you, so you wouldn't want a gun that is still registered to you to be implicated in a crime if you turn around and sell it, right? Like how when you currently sell your car, you don't want it to stay registered to you because then you're screwed if the next owner gets in an accident. So I would foresee that if everyone HAD to register any guns they bought at dealers, they would have an interest in registering any guns they sold, so potential crimes committed with those guns wouldn't be linked back to them.
Do you register your cars? Is that some sort of slap in the face to liberty?
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I'd support them making much heavier fines for not registering guns than not registering cars. :)
Pretty sad when cops refuse to uphold the laws. :shrug: I would hope that cops that don't enforce the laws don't stay cops for very long.