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  •  Currently a misdemeanor mostly ignored which is (2+ / 0-)
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    coquiero, dream weaver

    why I campaign for a felony.

    1. Felony failure to secure a deadly weapon regardless of outcome, loss of privilege to own a gun for a period of years.

    2. Felony 'accidental' discharge of a deadly weapon regardless of outcome, loss of privilege to own a gun for a period of years.

    And the Gun parTEA toters call me every name in the book.

    give the NRA the Royal Flush join Stop The NRA

    by 88kathy on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 01:03:00 PM PDT

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    •  a few flaws in logic... (1+ / 0-)
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      1. Felony failure to secure a deadly weapon regardless of outcome, loss of privilege to own a gun for a period of years.
      This will never happen because under your law, a weapon, even though it's properly secured, leads to a felony.  Furthermore, in some areas, (like Chicago and Rockford) felonies are so politicized that ADA and ASA's cannot lodge a felony charge without direction from the actual DA/SA.  The will simply isn't there.
      2. Felony 'accidental' discharge of a deadly weapon regardless of outcome, loss of privilege to own a gun for a period of years.
      Most localities have laws pertaining to discharge period.  There are no 'accidental' discharge laws within city limits, any discharge is a crime (self defense is an affirmative defense against this charge).  When you're out of the city limits, discharge isn't a crime as long as you're more then 400m from another dwelling.
      •  You might be confusing a felony that has prison (1+ / 0-)
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        coquiero

        associated. These felonies do not.

        The will is there.

        You're talking about misdemeanor nod nod wink wink laws. Since 12-14 I have been astounded with the sloppy gun handling tolerated by those who know their way around guns. Each new revelation of this lackadaisical gun responsibility leaves me barely able to maintain a civil tongue.

        give the NRA the Royal Flush join Stop The NRA

        by 88kathy on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 11:59:15 PM PDT

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