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  •  Jesus, never thought I'd agree w/ Ted F*ing Cruz (1+ / 0-)
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    But yes, registration does make one's guns susceptible to confiscation. However, with probable cause and a little bit of search warrant work the Feds can assemble a pretty good list of your guns already -- except that undocumented private transfers are still legal. That muddies the waters very much, which is what gun proponents had in mind with respect to that law. And that is every current gun owner's out. Nope, don't have that anymore. Sold it a long time ago, don't remember who bought it...

    I myself have always liked that private transfer law because I had no intention of behaving in a criminal fashion with my guns, but it's time to be done with it. Time for all transfers to be mediated by licensed dealers with full background checks, waiting period, etc. And it must be tied to a requirement that gun owners report gun theft to the police within some reasonable time.

    That will begin making each gun owner explicitly and ultimately responsible for her/his firearms, which is entirely as it should be.

    YES WE DID -- AGAIN. FOUR MORE YEARS.

    by raincrow on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 07:28:53 PM PST

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