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  •  You can still report someone (2+ / 0-)
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    Texknight, Greenfinches

    If you think that someone is a danger to your community you should report them to your local authorities regardless of whether or not you know that they have a firearm in their house.   Most states, including mine, have firearm registration information on file and if a person is found to be unstable, the local police can act accordingly.  Many states, including mine, are also required to keep that information private and only available to law enforcement.

    Having gun registration information publicly available can have very negative consequences.  You are essentially telling criminals which houses are not defended by guns, and also which houses they can stake out to steal guns from.

    •  What? (9+ / 0-)
      Most states, including mine, have firearm registration information on file and if a person is found to be unstable, the local police can act accordingly.
      Really? And how many women have been killed waiting for police to enforce a restraining order against their abusive spouse?

      Gerald Loughner of Tucson, Adam Lanza of Conn. and Cho at Virginia Tech were known to be unstable. Cops didn't help much there.

      *There are two sides to every horseshit.* Kos

      by glorificus on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 05:51:16 AM PST

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      •  Absolutely correct. I understand (1+ / 0-)
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        glorificus

        quite a few people not only considered Loughner to be dangerous---they did report him---a few times---actually-----and we all know how that went.

        In some cases a Restraining Order is pretty much a death-sentence for some women.

        Barely worth the paper it's printed on.

        The Onion says----scholars have discovered---the Mayan word for "Apocalypse" in fact---translates more accurately as: "Time of pale obese gun monsters."

        by lyvwyr101 on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 04:31:41 PM PST

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      •  The argument is about public information (0+ / 0-)

        Don't get me started on the police's inability to prevent bad things from happening, its a constant problem and we all know it.

        I'm talking about information that is privileged to the police being given to the public.  If the idea is that you will take that information, and give it back to the police.  How does that help anything?

        The same argument for making firearm registration public could be used for making dmv info public.  There are obvious reasons though that you wouldn't want someone to be able to look up your license plate and get your home address though.

    •  What a load of crap (3+ / 0-)
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      a2nite, Laconic Lib, shaharazade

      It is incredibly rare for guns to be taken away proactively.

      And you dam well know it, because that is exactly how the guy in the diary got and kept his weapons.

      "What could BPossibly go wrong??" -RLMiller "God is just pretend." - eru

      by nosleep4u on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 08:05:43 AM PST

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