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  •  I just dont understand all the tinfoilhat paranoia (1+ / 0-)
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    88kathy

    about "they'll take yer gunz!!!!"

    No law in US history has ever taken a single gun away from anyone who already owned it legally.

    The kookers are peeing their pants over nothing.

    •  They need guns so we can't take their guns. (1+ / 0-)
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      davidinmaine

      do I have this right?

    •  That is their ace in the hole. (0+ / 0-)

      'We don't want your guns.'

      'Sure that's exactly what you would say.'

      It's exhausting.

      Validate my parking Validate my parenting Validate my politics Validate my religion And I will be happy.

      by 88kathy on Thu May 02, 2013 at 01:50:25 PM PDT

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    •  It's too bad (0+ / 0-)

      that CT grandfathered in Nancy Lanza's AR15 to their state's assault weapons ban.  (Not that her monstrous child could not have murdered just as many kids with his Glock.)

      •  well, the harsh reality is that confiscating all (1+ / 0-)
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        davidinmaine

        guns in the US is simply impossible. In other comments, I have calculated that it would take almost two years to confiscate every gun in the country, assuming that every single Federal, state and local law enforcement officer (from Federal National Park Service Rangers to local sheriff deputies) did nothing else, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

        Like the rightwingnuts obsession with deporting all the brown people, it may sound nice to some in theory, but in the real world it is simply utterly un-doable. It will never happen. (shrug)

        •  Few people (0+ / 0-)

          really want a confiscation of all guns.  I personally do not care if somebody uses a gun for hunting or has a pistol or even a rifle in the house "for protection".  If you want an AK 47, I'd prefer that it be stored at a gun range, under lock and key, like the rest of the civilized world does.  

          There is no right of insurrection in the USC.  If there were, the USC would be a self-destructing artifact and nothing more.

          Regardless, I think if the penalties were stiff enough, you'd have a huge voluntary turn in of weapons if it ever came to that.  I don't fork over my gun, and Uncle Sam finds out about it, I go to prison for a year, minimum, for each gun, and pay a huge fine for each gun.  People will be handing them over.

          •  well . . . . (0+ / 0-)
            Few people really want a confiscation of all guns.
            certainly I don't.  I grew up in a rural area of Pennsylvania and was hunting and handling guns by age 12. Gave up hunting long ago, but still enjoy target shooting, and still have my Walther PPK that I take to the range. But you are correct---there is no serious effective group in the US that is calling for confiscating all guns.  That fantasy exists nowhere but in the paranoid minds of the nutters.
            Regardless, I think if the penalties were stiff enough, you'd have a huge voluntary turn in of weapons if it ever came to that.  I don't fork over my gun, and Uncle Sam finds out about it, I go to prison for a year, minimum, for each gun, and pay a huge fine for each gun.  People will be handing them over.
            Yes and no . . .

            The people who aren't really all that fired-up about them (like me) probably would do so voluntarily.

            But the hardcore kookers absolutely would not--and THEY are the ones we need to keep away from the guns.

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