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  •  Gun registration renewals (3+ / 0-)

    Require gun registration to be annually renewed just like cars. When you renew, you must supply proof of insurance. If you do not renew then you registration is flagged and you get a visit from the ATF and they will remove the uninsured weapons.

    --- Keep Christian mythology out of science class! @cybersaur1

    by cybersaur on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 07:17:13 AM PST

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    •  So if I NEVER register the firearms? nt (1+ / 0-)
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      Republicans cause more damage than guns ever will. Share Our Wealth

      by KVoimakas on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 07:20:41 AM PST

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      •  You are a criminal subject to imprisonment (4+ / 0-)

        (-2.38, -3.28) Independent thinker

        by TrueBlueDem on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 07:45:13 AM PST

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        •  Good luck building the jail cells for the millions (2+ / 0-)
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          of gun owners who would refuse to register their firearms.

          And I thought we had a big enough prison industry as it is.

          Republicans cause more damage than guns ever will. Share Our Wealth

          by KVoimakas on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 07:47:14 AM PST

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          •  Tough guys like you are all talk once the fuzz (3+ / 0-)
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            is involved.

            (-2.38, -3.28) Independent thinker

            by TrueBlueDem on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 07:51:51 AM PST

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            •  I'm not talking about myself. (1+ / 0-)
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              But hey, let's look at Canada. Canada had registration for pretty much everything.

              The Justice Department's Austin said the government believes there are 2.2 million gun
              owners among Canada's 30 million citizens. He said 1.8 million owners applied for licenses by
              the deadline, a compliance rate of about 80 percent, and he estimated that the remainder will
              sell, disable or surrender their firearms.
              Bruce Hutton, a former Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer who founded the Law
              abiding Unregistered Firearms Ass'n to urge civil disobedience of the new law, said the
              government has, over the past few years, continually lowered its estimates on the numbers of
              guns and gun owners in Canada. Their goal is obvious--make the compliance numbers look
              more favorable.
              "The government is lying to everyone," Hutton said. "About 10 years ago, the RCMP Solicitor
              General conducted a study and, based on retail and manufacturing figures, estimated the
              number of gun owners at 4 to 6 million. Since then, the government has revised its estimate
              on the number of owners downward, to 3.6 million, then 3.3 million and now 2.2 million. I'm
              sure it's at least twice that number."
              Citing other RCMP data, the pro-gun Canadian Institute for Legislative Action (CILA) estimates
              that as many as 7 million people in the country own a total of 21 million firearms.
              "The government doesn't want people to know this because it will show the licensing plan for
              the dismal failure that it is," Hutton said. "Registration will be even worse. The law is a farce.
              Civil disobedience will make it meaningless. It's a travesty, a terrible law."

              Republicans cause more damage than guns ever will. Share Our Wealth

              by KVoimakas on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 07:54:55 AM PST

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          •  I could see it (1+ / 0-)
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            we've got the capacity, they're just full of prisoners of the war on drugs right now.

            There is nothing so ridiculous that some philosopher has not said it. -- Cicero

            by tytalus on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 09:30:18 AM PST

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          •  Welcome, inmate number 28301-016 (1+ / 0-)
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            Corrections Corporation of America is happy to have you at our new, state of the art facilities!
            There's always money to build new prisons.

            --- Keep Christian mythology out of science class! @cybersaur1

            by cybersaur on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 04:03:40 PM PST

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