reply to post by thisguyrighthere
Tis the morning for some mild disagreement it seems. Generally I see the same as the other gun rights supporters here.
However, I have never held a position that NO regulation should exist on firearms and I never
will. The attitude of having tons of regulation
or absolutely none with nothing fair between.....is just crazy.
The established mentally ill shouldn't have a firearm or ability to ever own one. Violent or repeat felons, in my view, should not own or ever
have the ability to own a firearm. As two examples. Basically, the federal regulations as they stand now and have for a few decades with a little
correction, perhaps, to some very liberal exceptions made over the years on things like convicts on major felony crimes. (I was SHOCKED to find how
many states don't care about felony convictions anymore and allow gun ownership anyway). The basic set of regs work pretty well for common sense in my
view and have, all this time.
Included with all that, as I had understood it, was the need to register (at time of manufacture/creation) and include a serial number on every
functional firearm not exempt by age or special collector status. I simply haven't had the time to really look into this on the 80% rifles but
something still seems odd on all that. Anyway, whatever the case.....The ability to buy every last item to build a complete AR-15 rifle from retail
outlets without ever filing out paperwork or seeing an FFL in the standard procedure stikes me as fundamentally flawed and frankly, insane.
Unfortunately, it's a dandy way for the anti-gun side to look, see a REAL issue that most average people, like myself for instance, can actually agree
on and then take the agreement of an inch and run it a mile. It's a real bad spot this creates...because they will
fix this. Especially with a
shooting likely having now happened in a high profile way as a result of it....and by someone with a psychiatric history, at that. They'll never JUST
fix this one
thing that may well need it without hurting 20 other things too..and that's the problem.
edit on 14-6-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)