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  •  The neighbor girl was charged. NY had a law for it (3+ / 0-)
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    LilithGardener, Gordon20024, SoCalSal

    New law cannot be applied retroactively. The Columbine shooters also got theirs from a friend. Sometimes they can be traced more easily than strangers.

     Also, if proof of a gun safe or equivalent is required to purchase a gun, proof of the safe being robbed could be required. I think some of the laws include penalties for not reporting a gun theft. Personally I find not knowing the gun was stolen quite a crock. Means the burglar got in the house, found the gun, removed it from any protection it had, and left no evidence too obvious for the owner to miss.

    The manufacturers could be required to engrave the ID in a way that makes it extremely difficult to remove. Possibly a second place that is difficult to access.

    You raise an interesting argument in that for this law to work, the registration and background laws have to cover all gun purchases.

    Legislators that vote for it but not the other are vulnerable to deceitful judgements being raised in campaigns and sticking.

    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

    by Ginny in CO on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 05:30:17 PM PST

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