Originally posted by Jenna
reply to post by salchanra
While I partially agree with you, I must say that having locks come with each gun purchase is not a bad idea. Just mandating that guns come with locks
is not the same as saying you have to use the lock or that you have to prevent someone with no knowledge of gun safety from grabbing it and
accidentally shooting you or themselves. Nothing wrong with making a lock readily available for those who don't want to chance children getting a
hold of one though.
Almost all of the guns that I have purchased in the last few years have come with a "lock", however, most of them are pretty lame. I would bet that
about 99% of them end up in the trash. So saying that a lock "must" be included with a gun sale (and as I said, most already are) is lame since the
manufacturer is ALWAYS (at least in this paradigm) going to provide the cheapest lock or locking solution they can - thus meeting the letter of the
law but in practicality, defeating the purpose.
And "finger print" locks may be fine, but how much will they add to the cost of a gun AND what has to happen when you sell, trade or give away your
firearm? We already have the "magnetic ring" locks available and they are not widely used because of the obviously limitations (loose the ring, drop
the ring, forgot the ring, etc.)
And yes, I totally agree that having gun locks or safes when children, or other non-gun educated adults or visitors, are present in a household is a
must. And I would also say that most unintentional deaths, especially with children, are because they are not or have not been properly trained on the
way to act around firearms, including the idea that "real guns are not toys and treat all real guns as if they are always loaded, etc."
Ultimately, pulling the trigger on a firearm OR pushing the red button that says, "Launch ALL nuclear missiles to start WW3" depends on the trust,
integrity and spirituality of the person behind said trigger or button.
It's more likely that the anti gun people will try to do what they are trying to legislate now, make ammunition VERY EXPENSIVE with individual
laser-etched serial numbers, etc.
Unfortunately, like most/all firearms laws of the past, an actual criminal would find it fairly easy to still get a gun or ammunition since they
basically do not care about the laws. They will make it, steal it, or smuggle it in.
In my mind, the ONLY way gun control will work effectively on any planet is when there are ZERO guns available on that planet (or galaxy, etc.).
So I will try to get back to you in 2012 or there about. I am still wondering if 5th Dimensional beings enjoy any kind of target "shooting"...