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  •  There has been no real effort to regulate guns (5+ / 0-)

    You are lying to claim there has been.  As long as the gun show loophole exists and 40% or so of people buy guns with no background checks local gun laws won't help much

    •  Me? (5+ / 0-)

      I said the regulations have been greatly relaxed in the last couple of decades and that it was time to think about tightening them up again. Handguns in particular were a lot harder to own legally in past decades than they are now. And as for assault rifles, they were a lot rarer too back then so there wasn't much need for regulation of them.

      Moderation in most things.

      by billmosby on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 11:58:55 PM PST

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      •  And Bill you are absolutely right. Here is a (4+ / 0-)
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        feature of guns that we do not talk about enough. Guns have no expiration date. They never go bad. So every new gun that is built adds to the numbers of guns. It does not replace a gun. Very few products can say this. Autos, appliances, PC's eventually break and need to be replaced and recycled. My father-in-law has a black powder gun from the early 1700s that works just great today. Works as well as the day it was made. Just requires a little cleaning. He also has a tiny brass cannon that fires real cannon balls. You see he like black powder weapons. And only black powder weapons. But the point is they still work. And that is but a small example of how long these things last. Guns will outlast everything eles built by man. When our skyscrapers have turned to dust our guns will still work.

        •  Yes. (0+ / 0-)

          I have a Trapdoor Springfield that was made in 1890 and a Luger from 1917. The springfield has had all of 20 rounds put through it by all appearances, and the Luger still needs a bit more break-in. I've owned it for 10 years and just decided to fire it last weekend.

          Moderation in most things.

          by billmosby on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 07:45:22 AM PST

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