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Background checks? Yes; Registration? No.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by revolversrbetter, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Member

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    When I purchase a firearm I show ID. I also show my CCW, which also leads to my fingerprints, and other pertinent info.
    They have my DOB, plus birth state, and a whole boatload of other info. including my address.

    They have the serial number and make of the firearm. They have answers to questions, any of which challenged could result in the loss of firearm ownership.

    I would have to be an absolute idiot to believe this information is not shared and permanently retained by the government.

    Anyone who honestly thinks that this info is destroyed in 24-72 hours, needs to have their firearms removed due to possible insanity.
     
  2. joeschmoe

    joeschmoe Senior Member

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    Then stop voting for them. If you keep voting for them then you deserve them.
     
  3. wild cat mccane

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    "Background checks will lead to registry."

    2 logical flaws: Necessary but not sufficient and slippery slope.

    Both are logical FLAWS.
     
  4. Cdigman

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    Background Checks/Registration

    CNN did a ride-along with California LEOS, whose only job was to go seize guns. When someone in California gets convicted of a felony, are judged mentally incompetent, or get charged with domestic violence, they basically send you a notice to turn in your guns. Then, if it doesn't happen, they raid your house. Anderson Cooper was talking about what a great idea this was, and was incredulous that California is the only state that did this. That reason being that California has full registration. What would be scary is considering that someone can accuse you of being crazy, an alcoholic, a drug addict, or for a significant other to claim abuse, and they roll out the SWAT team to come get your firearms.
     
  5. Cdigman

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  6. Vern Humphrey

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    You really don't understand how our system works, do you?
     
  7. wild cat mccane

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    I fail to see that as a problem.

    You openly admitted they were legally deemed not to possess a firearm due to LEGAL grounds.

    I work in the court system. Courts can't and don't just make laws up.
     
  8. joeschmoe

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    I don't understand why people keep voting for the same politicians but expecting different results. Or now hoping to send them to prison for reasons that should have kept them from re-election.
    We get the government we deserve. The system works fine. It's the people who vote for them that are to blame.
     
  9. Bartholomew Roberts

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    Was your post meant to be relevant or did you just want to dazzle us with your knowledge of traditional arguments and logic?

    First off, we are discussing background checks as currently conducted by the NICS system. The NICS system and 4473 is a non-centralized registry. If you force all sales to go through FFLs, you have forced all sales into a registry. So your first point is wrong unless you just wanted to share with us the logical truism that not every conceivable background check leads to a registry - which while a true statement, is not necessarily a useful one towards better understanding the current threats to RKBA.

    Your second statement of logic neglects to account for probability. In this case, we must make an educated guess about the intentions of our opponents - which fortunately they have clearly stated many times. In addition to Diane "Mr. and Mrs. America turn them all in", the state legislatures of New York and Hawaii have proposed using registration to confiscate and California already has used registration to confiscate*

    If your goal was to point out a slippery slope argument was being used, you might as well point out I am typing in English as well. It is every bit as helpful to an adult conversation and an analysis of the probability of that slippery slope argument in fact happening.

    *California declared the SKS an assault weapon and extended the period for gun owners to register. California was sued by Violence Policy Center who opposed the extension. California then confiscated every SKS registered during the extension.
     
  10. Vern Humphrey

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    It's simple -- politicians use your money to bribe people to vote for them.

    You may recall there was a video floating around before the election of a lady saying, "I'm going to vote for Obama because he gave me a cell phone."
     
  11. chipcom

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    This is exactly why universal background checks are the main goal and why that goal will be attained - they seem reasonable and even gun owners are divided on the issue.
     
  12. chipcom

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    Would you consider requiring a background check before being allowed to speak or write in public to not be a 1st Amendment issue as well?
     
  13. Vern Humphrey

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    A good many members of Congress would fail such a background check.;)
     
  14. hueytaxi

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    Do you want to run a background check on your 10 y/o before you can teach him or her to shoot.
     
  15. joeschmoe

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    Like I said, we get the government we deserve. Also known as "Bread and Circus".

    “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.”

    Alexis de Tocqueville
     
  16. Cdigman

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    That's what I want from our government right now..a little more BREAD, and a little less CIRCUS... :)
     
  17. michaelbsc

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    Actually in the original context of the Roman slur you really don't want any bread or circuses from them. But good luck with that.
     
  18. easyg

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    Since you don't understand, let me clarify it for you....

    Yes, perhaps a universal background check system might have prevented Chapman from legally obtaining a firearm.

    But such background checks absolutely infringe upon the Right of the people to keep and bear arms, which violates the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

    If you must ask permission from a federal agency to obtain a firearm, then you no longer have a Constitutional Right....it becomes a government granted privilege instead of a God given Right.

    And I would rather suffer a thousand Chapmans than give up my Constitutional Rights.

    A free society is not necessarily a safe society.

    A caged bird is safe.



    Now you have to ask yourself....do you want to be safe, in a cage, or free in a sometimes dangerous world?




    If you chose the cage of safety, then perhaps the United States isn't for you.
     
  19. joeschmoe

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    The lack of a legal method for obtaining firearms has not slowed down the 100,000 murders per year in Mexico.
    Anti's attack legal gun owners while ignoring those who use guns to commit crimes. In the same cities with high murder rates they have revolving doors on criminals who use guns to commit crimes.
     
  20. cfullgraf

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    There are too many politicians that have been in office too long that I feel there are too many irregularities in the voting procedure.

    Chicago does not have a stellar record when it comes to voting fraud. You can probably say similar things about the other big cities in the US, they have been smart enough to not get cut.

    There is a program on the History channel these days about the captains of industry that built this country, Carnegie, Rockefeller, Morgan et al. They essentially rigged the 1898 presidential election to get the candidate that would be most favorable to their ideals. Do not think it canon continue to happen.

    Term limits would eliminate much of the improprieties as politicians could not advance many of their own agendas as they would not be in office long enough.

    If guns are banned, we will just create another branch of mob or drug cartel. They will have another revenue stream to exploit. Prohibition and the War on Drugs have worked so well.
     
  21. Vern Humphrey

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    Arkansas has term limits -- and it works great.

    Our original term limits law applied to our Congressmen and Senators as well as to state legislators. That was striken down by the Supreme Court, which said a state cannot put any obstacle to getting on the Federal Ballot that is not in the Constitution.

    Funny thing -- it's quite common for state legislatures to "district a Congressman out" -- putting two serving Congressmen in the same district, so they can't both run.

    And guess what? The Constitution never mentions Congressional Districts as an obstacle to getting on the ballot.

    Article I, Section 1.

    Do you see anything about a Congressman having to live in the district he represents?
     
  22. Vector

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    :rolleyes:

    So if a city or state decides that spitting on the sidewalk means someone is legally deemed to not be able to possess a firearm, it is ok in your book?

    Also, if you feel that way, are US citizens 1st Amendment rights subject to suppression for the same reasons? And if not, why?

    You may want to read this thread before commenting;

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=702303

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  23. michaelbsc

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    Can these guns not be sequestered with another family member? An untainted brother? Cousin? Unrelated Friend?

    Or the state just steals them?
     
  24. michaelbsc

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    Yes. I figured that was applicable nationwide now. Since dad died last spring I tried to get him and absentee ballot for this past fall, but they told me "dead" wasn't going the be accepted as a valid reason why he couldn't make it to the polls on election day.

    Guess it isn't nationwide yet.
     
  25. P5 Guy

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    A background check to buy a Bible, Torah, Qur'an seems logical seeing as the terror that these teachings have caused?

    I know I'm stretching the point but...
     

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