William is right about the NRA and there money and contributions.I do see in the constitution that we do have the right to keep and bear arms.I do think they could pass a law against AK47's and things like machine guns though.No civilian needs that to hunt or protect his/hers livestock.I did see congress act instantly about one thing plane travel.That was because it became a problem to some of them traveling.In other words they are privileged and should never be inconvieninced in any way.
No Val, I don't think it will. The only thing that could change the Congress mind is money. This is not about guns. it is not about second amendment. It is about the money the NRA uses to buy senators.
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Fitness Minutes: (21,950) Posts: 3,809 4/24/13 11:23 A
The arugment against background checks for gun purchases seems to boil down to "There's no point in making laws because criminals are just going to break them."
This argument from people who think that making laws forbidding teachers from saying the word "Gay" will prevent kids from being homosexual and that making laws against birth control and abortions are the ways to deal with unwanted pregnancies.
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Fitness Minutes: (126,025) Posts: 15,361 4/22/13 6:49 P
Shirley, if a gun is "out there" it was originally purchased by a law-abiding citizen. The only way a criminal would have got one is by stealing it, it was given or sold to him by an individual or it was sold to him at a gun show.
Require responsiblity of the original buyer through background checks, annual registration and inspections and insure the gun.. If it comes up missing or stolen require the owner to notify the police. If those steps(the same as req'd of car owners) aren't followed then the buyer is held responsible along with the criminal if it is used in a criminal act.
This in no way keeps guns out of the hands of honest law-abiding citizens.
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