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  •  Agreed about tracing. One key element of... (0+ / 0-)

    ...accomplishing that is to keep the government NICS records permanently instead of destroying them and to require dealers, (including private sellers) to keep their record of any sales permanently, not destroy them after 20 years.

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:28:47 AM PST

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    •  no, that's de facto gun registration (3+ / 0-)
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      PavePusher, KVoimakas, theatre goon

      That's why the records are destroyed. Under the current system the government actually never knows what gun you are buying until they do a trace with a warrant. This is by design.

      If you think you can get registration passed then work for it, but getting through the back door with NICS is not the answer, and it will only compromise the system if NICS becomes synonymous with future registration. We want people to be willing to go through NICS.

      •  I know why the records are destroyed. I am... (0+ / 0-)

        ...saying they shouldn't be. Gun trafficking laws, like the one just introduced, are doomed to failure without registration. As someone who owns multiple guns, I'll happily register all mine.

        Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

        by Meteor Blades on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:20:57 PM PST

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