reply to post by vor78
From what i take on your stance, you seem to say
"you either ban them all or you ban none"
I dont think you can draw that broad of a line in this instance.
12 gauge shotguns:
Cannot saw off the barrel past a certain length without a very hard to get permit.
Has to have a "plug" in it at all times. if you are hunting, and a game warden wants to pop your barrel and check for a plug - and you dont have it
- big time trouble.
The plug prohibits more than 3 shells being loaded at any one given time.
When i set back and think about it, here's what *I* would propose for "Common sense gun laws"
- All fully automatic assault weapons are off limits. You can collect them, as long as its disarmed (like hand grenade collectors. The explosive
chamber is filled with lead)
- You classify what is standard for recreation and hunting. All other weapons fall into various levels, each level requires certain permits.
(example): A shotgun is legal. Just need a FOID card.
A sawed off shot gun is illegal, unless you have the proper permit, which requires extensive background checks, and a waiting list.
Afterall - whats the rush?
You could apply this across the board, much like it is today.
Common sense gun laws say you don't need an Uzi. Period. Can't hunt with it because the recoil disallows any sort of aim. Its a "spray and
pray" weapon. You hit something out of sheer spray of bullets.
A .30/30 is fine because it would take severe retrofitting to make something like that fully automatic. In essence, it's no longer a .30/30. Its a
new gun all together. That blurred logic can be applied to any weapon.
An AK-47 is different. It takes a simple conversion. yes - you need a special permit for it - great, lets keep it that way. But lets add a tier to
You need a very special permit to obtain an AK 47 in the first place.
its a military grade weapon. There's a reason its the gun of choice for some terrorists. Just like the M4A1. Its created to kill and destroy, not
hunt or skeet.
"common sense" gun laws proposals from Obama are just what i've talked about.
Its not about "give me your hunting rifle"
its about "give me that rifle that you can't use for hunting"