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Old 10-09-2009, 04:22 PM   #11
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Already happening in Kalifornia. You need to pass a written exam (23 or better out of 30 is a passing score) to get a handgun safety certificate before you can legally purchase a handgun. Absolutely asinine test with questions like
"How many alcoholic drinks is it safe to consume before handling a firearm?"
A. 1 or fewer
B. 5 or fewer
C. 10 or fewer
D. None

The questions get stupider from there. I don't know what is more disturbing, the fact that I had to take this stupid test to get this permit, or the fact that the guy who took it before me failed

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Old 10-09-2009, 04:30 PM   #12
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There should be tougher regulations. I mean we have to take a test to drive a car, but anyone can own a gun? When I first bought my pistol. I was responsible, read the owners manual cover-to-cover, took it to the range and made sure I knew how to handle it before a week had passed. And I still feel I should take some classes or something. The people should be armed, but they should also be educated. Though since it is the public at large we're talking about here...just not going to happen. For many firearms owners the majority of their "training" comes from Hollywood.
Well said, both you and NGIB. No one feels more strongly than me about my second amendment rights, but I DO think that the gun show loophole should be closed for sure.
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Well said, both you and NGIB. No one feels more strongly than me about my second amendment rights, but I DO think that the gun show loophole should be closed for sure.
There is NO gun show loophole. If you buy a gun from a vendor at a gun show, you go through the exact same steps at buying at a store.

Now, as far as private person to person sales go, they are already covered by the laws of the state you're in...
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There is NO gun show loophole. If you buy a gun from a vendor at a gun show, you go through the exact same steps at buying at a store.

Now, as far as private person to person sales go, they are already covered by the laws of the state you're in...
I know that. I was talking about buying guns at a gun show from a non-dealer.
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I know that. I was talking about buying guns at a gun show from a non-dealer.
...and yes, they are covered by state laws, but not very much enforced, at least not in my state.
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There is NO gun show loophole. If you buy a gun from a vendor at a gun show, you go through the exact same steps at buying at a store.

Now, as far as private person to person sales go, they are already covered by the laws of the state you're in...
Yup, i was a bit confused when i bought an SKS at a gunshow early this year; my buddy picked up a new WASR10 at the same show. He had to fill out paperwork; i just handed dude cash for the rifle & played with the bayonet while the private seller made a copy of my DL for his records. I'm A-OK with that process. Had it been an issue, i would have passed the background check; i had been checked for a pistol purchase maybe a month before.

Other than limiting who can have full-auto firearms & artillery, i don't see much sense in letting the federalis regulate my right to KBA. Their regulations won't matter anyway; a 18 year old i know bought a pistol a week before i did, much cheaper & no paperwork, just not legally.

Pot has been illegal my whole life; i think i've been involuntarily without it maybe a few days in the last twenty years or so, pretty ineffective federali regulation, IMO.
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