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Gun control we can live with.

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Barrelbulge(Fl), Oct 19, 2009.

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  1. Barrelbulge(Fl)

    Barrelbulge(Fl) Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    Bigunn asked me to post this. Computer problems.



    Finally .... A Sensible Gun Registration Plan That Will Work

    Vermont State Rep. Fred Maslack has read the Second Amendment to the U.S.
    Constitution, as well as Vermont 's own Constitution very carefully, and
    his strict interpretation of these documents is popping some eyeballs in New
    England and elsewhere.

    Maslack recently proposed a bill to register "non-gun-owners" and require
    them to pay a $500 fee to the state. Thus Vermont would become the first
    state to require a permit for the luxury of going about unarmed and assess a
    fee of $500 for the privilege of not owning a gun

    Maslack read the "militia" phrase of the Second Amendment as not only
    affirming the right of the individual citizen to bear arms, but as a clear
    mandate to do so. He believes that universal gun ownership was advocated by
    the Framers of the Constitution as an antidote to a "monopoly of force" by
    the government as well as criminals

    Vermont 's constitution states explicitly that "the people have a right to
    bear arms for the defense of themselves and the State" and those persons
    who are "conscientiously scrupulous of bearing arms" shall be required to
    "pay such equivalent." Clearly, says Maslack, Vermonters have a
    constitutional obligation to arm themselves, so that they are capable of responding to
    "any situation that may arise."

    Under the bill, adults who choose not to own a firearm would be required
    to register their name, address, Social Security Number, and driver's
    license number with the state. "There is a legitimate government interest in
    knowing who is not prepared to defend the state should they be asked to do
    so," Maslack says

    Vermont already boasts a high rate of gun ownership along with the least
    restrictive laws of any state .. it's currently the only state that allows a
    citizen to carry a concealed firearm without a permit. This combination
    of plenty of guns and few laws regulating them has resulted in a crime rate
    that is the third lowest in the nation

    "America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the
    system, but too early to shoot the bastards."

    This makes sense! There is no reason why gun owners should have to pay
    taxes to support police protection for people not wanting to own guns. Let
    them contribute their fair share and pay their own way.
     
  2. daddiooo

    daddiooo TS Supporters TS Supporters

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    Several years ago the town of Kennesaw, Georgia made it a law that all of the cities residents were required to own a firearm. NOT ONE COMPLAINT.

    Might oughta' give that a thought for the rest of the country EXCEPT New York and California.
     
  3. jhoward

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    Of course, if you reverse engineer this, everyone NOT registered as a non-gun owner would by default be a gun owner which would give the anti's a nice list of who owns and doesn't own a firearm.
     
  4. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    How about we offer you this fabulous healthcare insurance and then when we determine you have a risky lifestyle, gun owner, smoker, alky, we raise the rates on you until it's either quit or get fined/jailed for not paying your premiums?
     
  5. cubancigar2000

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    There is a town here in western Idaho that requires every homeowner to own a gun. It is a city ordnance
     
  6. Steve W

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    Isn't it Alaska the second state doesn't require CCW permit?
     
  7. daddiooo

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    So if you reverse engineer the current list it means that everyone who hasn't gone through a background check when purchasing a firearm is NOT a gun owner?

    Like they don't already have a list of this?

    4 years ago it was discovered that the Delaware State Police (O'Bidens home state) were accessing gun purchase records dating back 10 years. The goverment swears that this list is not kept for more than a year. WTF? Furthermore, it's against the law for the State Police to have access to this list. Never heard another word about it since this came out in the news.

    The Politoburro in action.
     
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