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  •  Yes, actually in some places, they can (3+ / 0-)
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    See stop and frisk in NYC, for example.
    Secondly, enforcing laws would be confiscating guns owned by people who break the law as one example.
    For example, if a game warden finds you out spotlighting deer (which is illegal), he can confiscate any guns you have in your vehicle. Any guns you have at home are safe, unless you do something really stupid, like shoot at the game warden.
    Many times, the hunter will get the charges pled down and get their guns back, even though they've already proven not to be  Responsible Gun OwnersTM.

    “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

    by skohayes on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 06:28:17 AM PDT

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    •  In Utah (4+ / 0-)
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      viral, tb mare, skohayes, ban nock

      they will take your guns and your vehicle and it will cost you dearly, money and jail time. Any person can and is encouraged to report poaching or spotlighting. We even have a special 911 type number to call.

      "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

      by high uintas on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 08:10:01 AM PDT

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      •  All nice -- but that only gets people you hear (0+ / 0-)

        about.

        Criminals don't tend to be so cooperative.

        LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

        by dinotrac on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 08:57:18 AM PDT

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        •  Other people turn them in, either for the reward (1+ / 0-)
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          high uintas

          of an extra free license or to stop them from breaking game laws.

          Game laws are mostly self enforced by other hunters. They are an agreed upon set of rules we have codified into law to protect species, ensure plentiful game, and an equal chance for all to harvest.

          Game laws are of necessity complex, most people who break them don't mean to and receive little punishment. Shining deer with a light would result in some strong punishment here. They'd let you plead it down from a felony but you wouldn't do it twice.

          How big is your personal carbon footprint?

          by ban nock on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 03:02:29 PM PDT

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