first, i want this to be a respectful discussion among all posters. if i feel people begin to disrespect each other or the discussion gets out of control, i'm openly telling you i will request the mods to close it. i think everyone can handle it though. second, i am a gun owner and believe in 2nd amendment rights as applied to the individual. i just wanted to get a feeling for the amount of gun control gun owners are comfortable with. in some cases, i feel gun owners can get a bit paranoid and irrational about gun laws that are in place to protect the general public. in other words, some feel ANY gun law will eventually result in ALL gun rights lost in their minds. like many of you, i feel like i have pretty good handle on what gun laws should be acceptable, and which infringe on our second amendment rights. but many of you may not agree with my opinions. of the following gun control ideas, which would you support and which would you protest? just a simple "SUPPORT" and "PROTEST" will be fine. if you are a "maybe" or somewhere in between, feel free to explain. also, feel free to write a brief explanation of your beliefs on any answer. feel free to explain and discuss the choices. but everyone has a right to an opinion. use the words "agree to disagree" when it is needed please. PLEASE maintain respect, ladies and gentlemen. ALSO, i am sure i missed a few laws/controversies. if you want to ask your own question separately, feel free. do you support or protest: BACKGROUND CHECKS TO PURCHASE FIREARMS? BACKGROUND CHECKS ON ALL SALES AT GUN SHOWS? BACKGROUND CHECKS/MODERATION OF PRIVATE SALES? BACKGROUND CHECKS AT RETAIL STORES? CITIZENS HAVING THE RIGHT TO "OPEN CARRY?" CITIZENS HAVING THE RIGHT TO CARRY (LOADED FIREARM) CONCEALED W/O A CONCEALED LICENSE? CITIZENS HAVING THE RIGHT TO CARRY WITH A LICENSE (AND TRAINING)? REQUIRING 50% OFF CONCEALED LICENSE COURSES FOR WOMEN AND SENIORS? CITIZENS BEING REQUIRED TO HAVE A BASIC TRAINING TO PURCHASE A FIREARM? RESTRICTIONS ON OWNERSHIP OF FULLY AUTOMATIC WEAPONS? BAN ON OWNERSHIP OF FULLY AUTOMATIC WEAPONS? RESTRICTIONS ON MAGAZINE CAPACITY (ANY RESTRICTIONS)? RESTRICTIONS ON "SO CALLED" ASSAULT WEAPON FEATURES (PISTOL GRIPS, FLASH HINDERS, ETC)? LIMITATIONS OF AMOUNT OF FIREARMS PURCHASED IN A PERIOD? LIMITATIONS ON AMMO PURCHASED IN A PERIOD? REQUIRED RED FLAGS/NOTIFICATIONS TO AUTHORITIES BASED ON HIGH VOLUME SALES OF FIREARMS/AMMO BY INDIVIDUALS? RESTRICTIONS/BANS ON FIREARM OWNERSHIP FOR ANY CRIMINAL CONVICTION? RESTRICTIONS/BANS ON FIREARM OWNERSHIP FOR VIOLENT CRIMINALS ONLY? ALLOWING CRIMINALS CONVICTED OF MINOR, NON-VIOLENT CRIMES (DWI, WEED, MINOR THEFT) TO PURCHASE FIREARMS LEGALLY? RESTRICTIONS/BANS ON NON-CITIZENS LEGALLY PURCHASING FIREARMS IN THE US? REQUIRED REGISTRATION OF FIREARMS (LIKE YOUR CAR)? RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN TYPES OF AMMO? BANS ON WEAPONS LIKE GRENADE LAUCHERS, FLAME THROWERS, AND EXPLOSIVES? BANS ON HIGHER POWER RIFLES CALIBERS (50BMG ish)? RESTRICTIONS ON AGE TO PURCHASE A FIREARM? RESTRICITONS ON AGE TO USE A FIREARM? REQUIRING EVERY CITIZEN TO OWN A GUN? LAWS LIKE "STAND YOUR GROUND" OR THE "CASTLE DOCTRINE"? LAWS THAT PUNISH NEGLIGENT GUN OWNERS FOR FAILURE TO PRACTICE BASIC GUN SAFETY? HARSHER PENALTIES FOR CRIMINALS CONVICTED OF SELLING ILLEGAL FIREARMS? ABSOLUETLY NO RESTRCTIONS/LAWS/BANS ON ANY SALE OR USE OF ANY TYPE OF FIREARM OR AMMO, AS LONG AS THE USE IS NOT CRIMINAL? thanks, and looking forward to the input.