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  •  that is the problem with trying to apply (3+ / 0-)
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    fuzzyguy, BlackSheep1, andalusi

    generalities to specific situations.  Well thought out regulations will decrease the number of tragedies.  For example, I would like a requirement that all weapons being transported have a trigger lock in place.  Such a requirement would have prevented a 7 year old's death who died when his father placed a 9MM in the seat not realizing there was a round in the chamber.  He evidently accidentally squeezed the trigger.

    It is easy to say with certainty specific accidents may have been prevented but felonies are another matter.  While it is desirable to block  as many avenues as possible to felonious behavior, at the same time it is difficult to posit that another avenue would not have been chosen.

    However that is one of my flaws; I constantly want additional information to try to better understand the dynamics of any given situation  

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