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Because this is a WASP American Terrorist and not someone with an Islamic Surname the Republican Leadership has no answers how we can fix this issue.  Here's some LEADERSHIP for them:

1) Patriot Act-We track, monitor and investigate terrorist activities.   Let's use that power to track LARGE AMMO and Assault Gun Purchases.
2) Wire Tap and Monitor the Internet and Wireless Usage of Key suspects
3) Build up and Bulk up the ATF!  
4) Send Agents to all the most High Risk Contacts.

Gee isn't that how we handle Terrorists Today?

If anyone says that this is inconvenient or penalizes the whole Country ask them if they have been to the Airport lately!   We are searching, X-raying and reviewing and we have not had an attack in over 10yrs!  

If the Terrorist had an Islamic name and was from an Arab Country I bet the Republicans would have plenty of answers!

Finally, we need to tax the Guns and Bullets to pay for all of this!

The Beauty of this approach is that we will use laws that we already have in place!

Remember, Freedom isn't Free!  

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  •  You should include mandatory liability insurance (0+ / 0-)

    for each handgun or long gun. Because so many accidental stupid shootings or deliberate ones occurr, there are thousands of families missing a child or a father or mother when the tragic fatal shooting goes down. Often the perp has no estate ot speak of, so a lawsuit is dubious to useless. Having insurance in force would help the survivor's families somewhat.

    Not keeping the insurance in effect should be a mandatory 1 year in jail no exceptions.

    Maybe something like this could be passed in New York.

    This is "personal responsibility". If you are a gun fetishist, you will scream and howl, but as a sober responsible person, it will be the cost of your hobby.

    Long guns being so much less involved in homicides except accidental ones, than handguns would probably be much cheaper to insure. The actuaries, statisticians could figure it out.  There is a money maker for all those companies moving away from health insurance-they could get into insuring the devotees of gunning and shooting!

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    by BeeDeeS on Mon Jul 23, 2012 at 01:26:15 PM PDT

    •  Hey NY........ (0+ / 0-)

      Here is one for you-if you bring handguns into the state they must carry a valid liability insurance certificate, in force and be in possession of the owner or a certified gunshop for repair or tuneup.  No exceptions. If a person has a gun that doesn't not have a liability certificate, 1 year in jail.

      Start with the influx of straw purchase, new guns casual buyers.  Then move on up.

      Why should some dink store in Georgia or Arizona sell some teenager 25 handguns and that teenager go to  NYC or to Syracuse or Buffalo and hand over the guns to her boyfriend's gangster friends?

      OK, they will never register the guns. But many people are casual about spending a few hundred dollars and tossing the gun under the car seat or somewhere and not thinking about it until it is stolen.  Or misused by somebody in the family.

      Get rid of handguns floating about  unless you are an international pistol target shooting expert and even then, your guns should be locked up at a club where stealing them would be really difficult, not a private residence.

      But that is a later step.  there are 300  million guns in the USA. Unwinding them down substantially has to be done through economics and attrition for years to come.  Hard to see any speedy way that will work in all honesty.  Practical steps are very small and very drawn out. Making ammunition for handguns very restricted and doled out a few at a time at a gun range where they are fired, and that's it. You leave with a full or partial clip, no more. Why is it as easy to buy pistol ammo as it is matches, or even easier than a can of paint spray????

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      by BeeDeeS on Mon Jul 23, 2012 at 01:39:16 PM PDT

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  •  Umm... (1+ / 0-)
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    BlackSheep1
    1) Patriot Act-We track, monitor and investigate terrorist activities.   Let's use that power to track LARGE AMMO and Assault Gun Purchases.
    According to dealers, these weren't "large" purchases.
    2) Wire Tap and Monitor the Internet and Wireless Usage of Key suspects
    You wanna just wiretap EVERYBODY? You know this guy was basically unknown to LE- one traffic ticket. Does everybody with a ticket get survielled?
    3) Build up and Bulk up the ATF!  
    Who would have been able to respond, what, a day or two later? How's that gonna help?
    4) Send Agents to all the most High Risk Contacts.
    This guy wasn't anybody's idea of "high risk" till he started shooting.

    Just sayin'.

  •  Oh HELL NO -- The Amateur True Fools do NOT (0+ / 0-)

    need to be bulked up and further empowered. Do you not remember Waco, or Ruby Ridge???

    Texas is no Bush league! LBJ & Lady Bird, Molly Ivins, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Drew Brees. -7.50,-5.59

    by BlackSheep1 on Mon Jul 23, 2012 at 05:09:12 PM PDT

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