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post #71 of 77 Old 08-27-2012, 01:34 PM
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When I buy a horse I ensure I get a bill of sale and a brand inspection. If I were purchasing a gun from someone that did not have the original bill of sale, I would like to have the serial number run so I knew it had "no complication" attached to it.

Someone that does not want this info is eiher ignorant, or does not care b/c they couldn't buy one legally anyway. Kind of like prescription narcotics.

There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.
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Would people be comfortable with people control rather than gun control then?

I understand that the USA is very proud and attached to their fundamental right to bear arms, but does not every right come with a responsibility? In this case your right to bear arms would be balanced by showing that you are responsible enough to own one.

Surely everyone would feel a little more comfortable knowing that guns are issued to people who are at least currently well balanced and reasonably sane?
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When I buy a horse I ensure I get a bill of sale and a brand inspection. If I were purchasing a gun from someone that did not have the original bill of sale, I would like to have the serial number run so I knew it had "no complication" attached to it.
As DB mentioned he could sell me a gun with no paperwork, but since it is DB, I know I would want paperwork

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Would people be comfortable with people control rather than gun control then?

I understand that the USA is very proud and attached to their fundamental right to bear arms, but does not every right come with a responsibility? In this case your right to bear arms would be balanced by showing that you are responsible enough to own one.

Surely everyone would feel a little more comfortable knowing that guns are issued to people who are at least currently well balanced and reasonably sane?
And, how do you suggest measuring that (well balanced and reasonably sane)? Within what tolerance? Since the accuracy cannot be measured or established, the answer is necessarily - n/a.

BTW...is "long gun" a term just you use...or is that accepted slang for a rifle in your "neck of the woods"? Kind of a funny, but descriptive, way to put it.

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Long gun is the accepted term in Canada for a rifle, hell we even had the much loved long gun registery *insert sarcasm for*

How do I suggest measuring reasonably sane, well as I said I like the system we have in Canada, is it perfect, no, but it is probably a step better than nothing.

As long as guns exist they will fall into the wrong hands, as long as there are people with guns there will be the odd crazy with a gun, that is inevitable.

Is my comfort level higher up here knowing that people who legally hold a firearm have completed a safety course, applied for a permit, gone through a cooling off period, had their relatives questioned, before they bought their gun, HELL YES.

Once I completed those steps I can take my licence anywhere and but another rifle, can buy a new gun every day for years if I want to, so I don't feel my rights are restricted at all.

But I did come from the UK where it is next to impossible to get a licence without a really good reason, and the vast majority of households do not keep weapons.
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Well, maybe the District of Columbia should practice the same gun laws as Wyoming....in view of the fact that the number of murders involving a firearm commited per capita in DC were reportedly over 16 times greater than in Wyoming in 2010.

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When I buy a horse I ensure I get a bill of sale and a brand inspection. If I were purchasing a gun from someone that did not have the original bill of sale, I would like to have the serial number run so I knew it had "no complication" attached to it.

Someone that does not want this info is eiher ignorant, or does not care b/c they couldn't buy one legally anyway. Kind of like prescription narcotics.
Yeah but you are smart Missy and know how to use the brain God gave you.
Many many people in many many places view buying a gun (as in the weight and knowledge of owning such a thing) as being no different from getting a puppy from the neighbor down the road's mixed something-or-nother dog or the hun'art an' fitty dolla purty horse they been eyeballing for a few days.
So many people have no respect of the power a gun weilds or are so desensitized from gun culture it means nothing to them.
And, like the pup and purty horse, it won't be long before it's dumped at the pound or traded for a purtier one.
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