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  •  I had a background check (14+ / 0-)

    which went through the FBI database and State database.  If I committed a felony or were waiting to be tried for domestic abuse, I wouldn't get a permit.  

    What else are you suggesting is needed?  Everyone who has ever had a visit to a psychiatrist or self-committed for depression at some time should be on some kind of watch list?

    Two extremes in America are targeting innocent people out of paranoia.  Rational discourse is all but impossible in many circles which means, no matter what regulation may happen -- it will either be too much or not enough for many.

    " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

    by gchaucer2 on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 07:43:59 PM PST

    •  How about registering that gun to that person... (3+ / 0-)

      What would stop someone from using a "clean straw man" to purchase the gun then pass it on?  What would stop the straw man from claiming "oops, that gun was stolen" if it ever became an issue?

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      by Josiah Bartlett on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 08:07:03 PM PST

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      •  so you require lost or stolen guns.... (2+ / 0-)
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        to be reported within 24 hours of discovery.  Then when you find the strawman, (or woman, very often) you send her to jail too.  

        You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

        by murrayewv on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 08:18:58 PM PST

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      •  Laws can't control (8+ / 0-)

        every possible situation.  Hence the reason folks get away with murder, rape, larceny, etc.

        If the purchaser is a strawman -- which we just saw in the Rochester murders -- they are often easy to identify.  Paperwork is required in most states for purchasing a weapon.  If that weapon is used in a felony and is traced back to the strawman -- I'm guessing most won't be great liars if their asses are on the line.

        " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

        by gchaucer2 on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 08:19:22 PM PST

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