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  •  Again, my bottom line question is (1+ / 0-)
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    "is it illegal to have your guns lost or stolen"?

    If not, * that * seems to be the problem more than the rogue gun shops.  After all, just like real life sharks or Banksters, if their ilk are not tightly regulated, they're just doing what their nature compels them to do - something like you'd see on a Kids in the Hall skit.

    •  It's not illegal to have your gun lost or stolen. (2+ / 0-)
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      DefendOurConstitution, gerrilea

      But it's illegal (I believe) to sell guns and claim they were lost or stolen.  So it seems to me that vigorous enforcement, ie investigations including sting operations and surveillance of the suspicious 1% would be all that's needed.  Hiowever, maybe there's a need to sanction negligence -- an unreasonable level of "lost and stolen."  What we don't want is to threaten ordinary law abiding gun owners with criminal charges if their gun is lost or stolen.

      --------------------- “These are troubling times. Corporation are treated like people. People are treated like things. …And if we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now.” -- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

      by Fiona West on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 06:38:23 PM PST

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