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  •  Really? (7+ / 0-)
    An outright amendment, ban and very strict licensing is what has happened in other countries, and is what is needed here to make any difference.
    SO are you saying it is not possible to change laws regarding gun sales and ownership under the current wording of the Second Amendment?

    "Bob Johnson doesn't have special privileges, because really, why would I entrust that guy with ANYTHING?" - kos, November 9, 2013

    by Bob Johnson on Sun Apr 27, 2014 at 09:18:15 PM PDT

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    •  I think it is entirely possible (0+ / 0-)

      I was horrified to learn I could own a rifle without any licensing at all, being the good European socialist that I am.

      Where I disagree with you is whether most of the people who buy guns privately, and therefore do not need background checks, or whether rules that govern no licensing for rifles etc. actually make much of an impact on the overall murder rate.

      And that is really what we are talking about here.  

      First off, most murders are not caused by people legally owning firearms.

      But yes, you could tighten up laws significantly in some states and make it harder for some people to own firearms.  And yet it would not do a single bloody thing to prevent someone with no prior criminal history from getting access to a gun.

      So you are dismissive of going after those who own guns illegally, and you want to tighten laws on people who could legally deal with that.

      How productive do you think your actions would be?

      I am far more in support of what they did in Australia - which would require an amendment.

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