This thread is an attempt to propose real laws that may help keep guns off the street and away from criminals, with only a minor inconvenience to law
abiding citizens. This is from a Connecticut standpoint only because I know the firearm laws in CT., so assuming every state was like CT. let us
#1 For anyone who wishes to purchase a firearm in CT (this includes private sales and gun shows), who does not have a pistol permit, must have a
“Buyer’s Card” A red card for people under 21(18/older) to purchase rifles and for persons over 21, a white card to purchase rifles and/or
#2 No person without a pistol permit, or buyer’s card would be permitted to buy ammo. Any ammo bought online, regardless of the amount, could be
shipped to any store (not only an FFL) to be received, with the store charging no more than a $5 fee (if any).
#1 and #2 Explained, A “Buyer’s Card” would be issued after background checks, costing no more than $100 and good for five years. (You would
still need to do the paper work and background checks when purchasing a firearm, same as now.) This will get rid of the 14 day waiting period, (as
there is not one with a permit or hunting license). This will also allow a person over 21 to purchase a hand gun for home defense (you need a permit
to carry, not own). This will also stop criminals from being able to buy ammo. We would need strict, tuff laws on selling ammo (black market). Laws
like 10 years to life. And this will stop any unlawful buying of firearms at gun shows, or in private sales. This does not mean anything has to be
registered with the state.
I also believe that all states should require a permit, but that the permit should be good in every state and that every state gives them as shall
issue. No bullcrap, if you pass the background checks you get your permit.
SHALL ISSUE: States with "shall issue" systems require a license or permit to carry a concealed handgun, and applicants must meet certain well
defined objective criteria. However, unlike "may issue" systems, a "shall issue" state removes all arbitrary bias and discretion, compelling the
issuing authority to award the permit. These laws require that the empowered authority “shall issue” a permit to applicants who meet the criteria
defined by law.
I also believe the Connecticut Assault Weapons ban should be lifted, Assault Weapons are banned the CT ban only includes cosmetic things, such as a
What do you guys think? Is this fair? Is this workable?
I’m off to work, I’ll read/reply when I can, Thank you.