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  •  Again, you think UBCs means everyone goes (1+ / 0-)
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    through the NICS.

    My forecast for that: not even close. Not with over 300 million firearms in the country, most of which aren't registered.

    Republicans cause more damage than guns ever will. Share Our Wealth

    by KVoimakas on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 12:22:42 PM PST

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    •  Dodge number 2731 (10+ / 0-)

      What I said was that straw purchasers are not doing anything illegal...unless it can be shown they 'know' they are selling to felons.  So, your proposal about prosecuting straw purchasers is stillborn.  You can't prosecute straw purchasers unless they actually break a law...like selling weapons without a background check, for example.  Yet again, you proposed something while 'not caring' about the means to enforce it.

      As for your comment, yeah, people will buy and sell guns without background checks...and that will be illegal, and they can and will be thrown in jail when they are caught.  The fancy term for that is...enforceable.

      So again, please explain you are going to enforce any of your proposal to actually reduce the number of weapons in the hands of violent felons and the mentally ill?

      "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

      by Empty Vessel on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 12:30:57 PM PST

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    •  Those firearms that stay in private hands, and nev (8+ / 0-)

      meet up with a bullet or children's fingers a a very low risk to society.

      UBCs for every sale, means that every firearm that turns over should have a proof of sale with a background check.

      It's really easy to see that even if only a small fraction of the 300 mm guns in the country are subject to a background check going forward, and all guns are subject to a background check the next time they are sold it will already improve public safety, because according to your premise the balance we remain securely in the hands/safes of responsible gun owners who never break the law.

      "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

      by LilithGardener on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 05:54:51 PM PST

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