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  •  I'll assert that an illegal gun is any gun that (1+ / 0-)
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    was purchased or used illegally.

    So that includes all gunshots, and violent crimes when a gun was used even if the gun wasn't discharged.

    The legal gun makes its transition to an illegal gun
    1) the first time it is sold to a prohibited person,
    2) the first time it is sold by someone who is required to perform a background check, but didn't bother to perform a background check,
    3) the first time it is the hands of an unsupervised minor child (children can't own guns)
    4) the first time a gun is sold to a pair of shoppers where one person fills out the paperwork while the other handles and selects which firearm to buy.
    5) the first time a gun is not reported lost or stolen within 48 hours.


    It is not legal for a child to own a gun, therefore when a minor child shoots someone it was with an illegal gun that was left unsecured by a previously law abiding gun owner.

    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 11:10:36 AM PST

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