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What gun control measures do you support?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Hoplophile, Sep 1, 2008.

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Which of these gun control measures do you support?

  1. Absolutely none.

    31.8%
  2. Convicted, violent felons only.

    66.1%
  3. I support the restriction of certain kinds of firearms, such as NFA weapons.

    5.3%
  4. I support the restriction of "junk guns".

    3.5%
  5. I support a registration system.

    2.6%
  6. I support restrictions on open carry or concealed carry.

    2.9%
  7. I support restrictions on under-21 purchases and concealed carry of handguns.

    11.4%
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  1. Hoplophile

    Hoplophile Member

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    Just checking to see who supports what. Feel free to share yours.

    Edit: Let's hope we see a lot of option one.
     
  2. ilcylic

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    I usually restrict myself to using both hands. Gives me way better control of my gun.
     
  3. Triphammer

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    Gun control supports?
    Fence post, car hood, walking stick...
     
  4. Picard

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    I voted absolutely none, but I do agree with an age restriction of 18, not 21, to purchase a firearm. That is it as far as restrictions should go IMO.

    As for felons, with the vast illegal trade of prohibited items in the U.S., we should assume that any and all people who really want a gun can get their hands on one. Anyone who is able to freely walk the streets should be able to buy a gun. If a person is a threat to society with a gun, then he is definitely also a threat without one and should be locked up. If hes out, he should be a free man.
     
  5. crushbup

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    I do not support and restrictions, and voted accordingly. However, there are some restrictions that I can live with, though I won't like them (i.e. I won't start a revolution over needing to show that I'm 18 or older)
     
  6. LaVere

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    I wanted to check this [] Convicted, violent felons only.
    but I feel the absolute and forever prohibition could be wrong. I feel there should be way to rescind that, after XYZ fulfilled. And that it should not cost thousands of dollars and lawyers. What happened when you were 18 and you now are say 50 with no other problems and XYZ fulfilled. Why not give back his rights to guns and voting what ever else.
     
  7. RtHG77

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    I believe restrictions on NFA weapons should be a bit looser, but I'm fine with the government keeping track on how many full-autos and silencers are floating around out there. I mean its one thing for the village lunatic to have a .22 single shot, but its another thing entirely if he's walking around with a full-auto Uzi.

    Same principle as its OK to give the village pyro a book of matches and a gallon of kerosene, but you don't dare give him a flamethrower.

    Just drop the age-limit to buy NFA weapons to 18 and ditch the six-month background check, and allow import and manufacture for the civilian market again.

    I do agree with the general attitude of this board on felons... If they're too dangerous to own a gun, keep em' locked up. If you can trust them on a street, let them have guns legally.
     
  8. sacp81170a

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    Convicted, violent felons only. But give them an avenue to petition for their rights back upon sufficient rehabilitation. The current system is as unconstitutional as any other system of gun control. Rights may be stripped by due process, just as they must be restored after any penalty has been satisfied. If you're gonna let 'em back out on the street, ya gotta let 'em have their rights back.

    I said "junk guns" because to me a "junk gun" is one that is so poorly made that you're risking your own safety by firing it. Require at least some standard of safety and reliability just as you would with any other potentially hazardous product.
     
  9. Maelstrom

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    It doesn't say "Convicted Felons" but only those of the more entertaining "Violent" type. I say screw 'em.

    You don't want to lose your rights to vote or own firearms?

    Should have thought about that before you raped that underage Nun.
     
  10. joffe

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    I like a two-point sling on my rifle, and I use both hands on a pistol.

    No, but really, voted for 'none'. See sig.
     
  11. Firethorn

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    LaVere, I think much the same; however I figure that one line polls like this don't go too in depth.
    I voted for the felon option because it's the closest to my beliefs. While yes, I think that there should be a restoral process for their rights; I also think that restricting some non-violent felons from owning a gun is probably for the best as well.

    After all, burglary of an unoccupied residence isn't violent, but might indicate a more serious problem than a bookie or grifter.
     
  12. mr.scott

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    I voted for the convicted felon, but there should be a caveat that it should only be for violent offenders, and then their should be a time limit. 10 years after you get out you're eligible if you have not had any more convictions of any kind. Misdemenor or felony.
     
  13. Eric F

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    What a tangled web we weave..........

    I think 18 and up should be able tu purchase with out restriction and be able to carry. Violent felons......a review of their case say after 10-15 years for re-enstatement. NFA well ok but I do have reservations on stuff with explosive yeild grenade launchers and cannons and the like. Just my thoughts though
     
  14. R.W.Dale

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    WOW 66% of THR members have bought the liberal line and believe at least some form of gun control works
     
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    Absolutely none for me.

    I personally think that if someone is a violent criminal who should be prohibited from having firearms, then there is absolutely no reason not to let them out of jail at all. If they are let out of jail, then society considers their debt paid, and they should go back to being full members of that society.

    As far as not trusting the village crazy with a full auto uzi, until he uses it, he hasn't done anything wrong. And when and if he does use it, you throw him in jail (or sentence him to death, IMHO) and throw away the key. He's still innocent until proven guilty, just like the rest of us.

    I might be able to live with the 18 to purchase, unless accompanied by an adult, but I do know some people under the age of 18 who are responsible enough to own and carry a firearm who are under 18 years of age.

    --Jim
     
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    Absolutely none
     
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    Absolutely none.
     
  18. Drgong

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    Convicted, violent felons only, as in that if a convicted Violent Felon is cought with a firearm, give them 10 years.

    That and I actually don't mind the NFA system if it was for distructive devices only.
     
  19. walking arsenal

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    I voted for restrictions on CCW.

    The education classes for CCW, i think, are worthwhile and beneficial to most people who are starting out and a good refresher for us "veterans".

    If it were up to me id support the same deal for hunting. A lot of people don't seem to know how to shoot or how to select the proper firearm for the game they are pursuing up here or even handle a firearm properly.
     
  20. Eric F

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    So where do you intend to keep them with the over crowded jail system now?

    Age restriction to me is a must......no 12 year old should be able to walk into a gunstore and walk out with a pistol rifle shotgun or other firearm. They lack the maturity and responsibility to own one. And whats wrong with saying violent felons shouldnt have guns? Its a proactive form of gun control.

    WOW pretty brave walking arsenal.......hope you can take a gang keyboarding...........But I am with ya!
     
  21. Werewolf

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    I, of course, support all gun control measures that Agent Schmuckatelli, of the most fine ATFE supports.

    After all - it is for the children.
     
  22. Fire-4-Effect

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    No form of gun control. It is a right, not a privilege. I would hate for this thread to get in the hands of the anti's. Who knows how they would spin the numbers in this poll. I could see it now, a reference to this site in some anti-gun rag somewhere:

    "According to members of "The High Road", a strong pro 2nd amendment web based discussion forum, gun owners think there should at least be X form of gun control"

    You get the picture.
     
  23. romma

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    I put down convicted violent felons. I think they need to remain in prison until such time they can be trusted in society again.
     
  24. Punkermonkey

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    At this time I do not support any gun control laws. Although no guns for violent felons sounds like a good idea, I can not think of a single crime they could commit with them that is not already illegal.
     
  25. csmkersh

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    This is what I support for gun control:
      1. Trigger cotrol
      2. Sight picture
      3. Target awareness
      4. What's down range

     
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