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  •  I wouldn't have any problem with background checks (6+ / 0-)

    For all sales of firearms.  Whether it's a gun show, gun store, private sale, etc., there should be a background check.  The seller can call in the background check, do the paperwork, then sell the firearm.  This is an appropriate and reasonable regulation for firearms.  

    "I'm a progressive man and I like progressive people" Peter Tosh

    by Texas Lefty on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 07:37:46 AM PST

    •  And most importantly....... (5+ / 0-)

      It could probably pass Congress and be signed by the POTUS. It seems this element is always never considered with gun regulations on this site.  

      "I'm a progressive man and I like progressive people" Peter Tosh

      by Texas Lefty on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 07:39:03 AM PST

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    •  I think this could work as long (5+ / 0-)

      as it was free of charge for private sales between two people.  I would also be fine requiring background checks to be done on anyone wishing to by or sell at a gun show, as part of the ticket price.  From what  I remember, California's system is basically a poll tax.
      the problem with the check for private sales system in places like California is that it adds cost and hassle on what in most states is a simple transaction, and always has been.  a citizen accessible version of NICS that was easy enough for a grandfather to use that did not cost out of pocket would be a much easier sell to a gun-owning public that has a list of reasons not to trust our side.

      •  It won't be free ... nothing is. (2+ / 0-)
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        However, it doesn't have to be onerous either.

        We are talking about a modest fee for a service provided, not a tax like a tax on a car sale.

        You cannot allow citizens to do this themselves. They have already shown how irresponsible many are, so why would we try to fix the system by trusting them?

        You need to do the checks via an agency that can be audited, and that is independent of the sale.

        So a gun dealer, or Tag Agency could do it.

        I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
        but I fear we will remain Democrats.

        by twigg on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 11:59:24 AM PST

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        •  If it's beneficial for everyone... (2+ / 0-)
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          theatre goon, KVoimakas

          (And it is, right?  Otherwise you're admitting that it's merely an impediment...), then everyone's tax dollars can pay for it.

          As far as your faith in your fellow man... I'm sure we can come up with some form of verification system, to assuage your mistrust.

      •  I think (have to go check) it's $35 in ca for (0+ / 0-)

        hand guns, $10 for long guns all done through an FFL.

        Can't quite remember, so don't put money on those numbers.

        202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

        by cany on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 02:43:07 PM PST

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    •  That's what they do in CA. As far as I am (1+ / 0-)
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      concerned, EVERY weapon that changes hands should require a check. And yes, somehow, the NICS systems (and in CA, DROS) should apply and those systems should be updated and perhaps changed.

      202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

      by cany on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 02:41:02 PM PST

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