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  •  Sooo... (7+ / 0-)

    Without any documentation of where the undocumented gun in the hands of a unlicensed convicted felon came from, how would this alternative approach prevent straw purchases of handguns, which is the single biggest problem in our cities?

    "Do you realize the responsibility I carry?
    I'm the only person standing between Richard Nixon and the White House."
    ~John F. Kennedy~

    -7.5,-5.8

    by Oldestsonofasailor on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 09:29:26 AM PST

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    •  The same way that the proposed laws will (2+ / 0-)
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      Oldestsonofasailor, high uintas

      In other words, it can't.  No law is going to stop that kind of transaction.  Only after the fact enforcement.

      What we can do is use the carrot, rather than the stick, approach to encourage above board behavior.  

      •  Right, so it will be another ineffective... (5+ / 0-)

        Gun Control Law...

        The only effective measure would include documentation of every transfer of ownership from manufacture to scrap, and background check documentation with every transfer of ownership...

        With the only absolution for a transfer without being documented being a reported theft...

        And no, this documentation doesn't mean they are coming to get my guns! Unless there is a reason why the gun owner should not legally own firearms...

        "Do you realize the responsibility I carry?
        I'm the only person standing between Richard Nixon and the White House."
        ~John F. Kennedy~

        -7.5,-5.8

        by Oldestsonofasailor on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 10:07:21 AM PST

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