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originally posted by: bobs_uruncle
originally posted by: nwtrucker
a reply to: bobs_uruncle
P.S. An afterthought. Please consider at what point would such a restriction be merited? Let's say these 'random attacks' increase to, say, one a day, perhaps two or three a day....then would it be warranted?
Especially if the alternative is that same 'restriction' would be placed on ALL Americans as the alternative? (THAT would be a 'progressive/left wing solution, which, I suspect, is what Trump is actually avoiding by this suggestion. That would make him a centrist, NOT a liberal as you say...)
I really don't believe there is a level where it becomes of merit, as I said the problem is who puts whom on the watch list? 99% of the population could be disenfranchised by said list, where in reality only 1% need be disenfranchised because of real terrorist leanings or connections.
BTW, I am already concerned this is going to accelerate to one per day.
Cheers - Dave
originally posted by: Kandinsky
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: bobs_uruncle
I think Trump is making a big mistake here. How can you trust someone to have your interests at heart if they are willing to sacrifice you, your wife and kids to private sector and public sector criminals, who I might add, all have guns. Bad move Donald!
Furthermore, the same implications are there for a "watch list" as an "expanded background check" — in order to enforce compliance, private gun sales would need to be restricted.
Yeah, watch-lists require a bureaucratic machinery and 'improved' or 'extended' ones require more bureaucracy, more data-gathering, more background checks of more people.
originally posted by: dawnstar
a reply to: nwtrucker
so you would prefer to remove the right to own a hunting rifle from some of us, based on a list no one knows they are on or not even, let alone how they got on...
than have restrictions put onto who can and can not own an AR....whatever??
that's so kind of you!!! I suppose that when the EMP is dropped and everything comes to a standstill and people need to actually hunt for their food again, you will be willing to hunt for their food also?
originally posted by: abe froman
a reply to: gladtobehere
We have two problems in the US.
We have an Islamic Terror problem and an apologist idiot problem.
I would go farther and prevent any non citizen from owning a firearm.