posted on Jan, 15 2013 @ 07:47 AM
Gah! This seems like legislation intended to halt the debate. So extreme and done in a shady way that gun owners will be forced to go the courts and
any legislation passed simply overturned. Not giving the people the chance to engage in discussion of new laws is not the way to do this, especially
if it's getting into personal property... which apparently it very much does.
Personally I think there needs to be a lengthy, hate-checked debate on what as assault weapon is as well as a very clear definition of what the mental
health requirements are.
While this legislation is not a disarming of the public, law abiding citizens, whom I might personally disagree with, should not be treated as
criminals and have private property confiscated or submit to what is undoubtedly going to be some ridiculous red tape process to register guns. I
personally don't think military style guns should ever have been available for private ownership, but they were and someone who was within their
legal right to buy one, shouldn't be a retroactive criminal.
I don't know what the solutions are, but until all sides stop being so reactionary we won't get anywhere. The only part of this legislation that
makes sense is closing the background check loophole.