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    Hey338Too, a2nite, Cartoon Peril

    I would make the waiting period 30 days, the max capacity 5 rounds and the criminal and mental health check equivalent to admission into the National Guard, but you are correct that these are things most Democrats and many Republicans and Independents could easily support, as minimum requirements.

    It is time, also,  to enroll all long gun as opposed to handgun owners into the militia, for several reasons; to redefine responsibilities, create a federal registry, and to make militia service of actual value to the county in the event of an emergency.

    My problem with the Second Amendment is that it has never been fulfilled, but tweaked, twisted and deformed over the last 200 years into something less than useless. There is no necessity of repealing it, but it must be rescued from the fantasy world of intepreting it as protecting military battlefield weapons in every home to whomever can afford them. This currents situation is clearly not safe OR Constitutionally prescribed.

    Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

    by OregonOak on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 10:44:30 AM PST

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    •  I concur with the 5 round capacity ... (1+ / 0-)
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      I just thought the 10 rounds would be an easier sell to the majority of gun owners.

      I carried a sidearm in a professional capacity; my sidearm held 10 rounds and on the other side of my shoulder holster I carried 2 magazines that each also held 10 rounds.

      If I was ever in a situation where I needed to expend more than 30 rounds, than I had already failed. I should have found another way to extract myself from the situation.

      Barring a zombie apocalypse (which No, I don't think is a likely occurrence) no civilian needs a firearm that holds 100 rounds.

      A mind like a book, has to be open to function properly.

      by falconer520 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 11:41:19 AM PST

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