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Nolan On Assault Weapons Ban: It's 'Common Sense'

There are 66 comments on the CBS Local story from Jan 6, 2013, titled Nolan On Assault Weapons Ban: It's 'Common Sense'. In it, CBS Local reports that:

Debt and deficit will dominate the start of the new congressional term. But in the meantime, many in Washington are also pushing for laws to make the country safer through gun legislation.

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Since: Jan 13

United States

#66 Jan 28, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
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Since they rarely prosecute committing a crime with a stolen gun anymore (they do prosecute the crime however), I would question the 341,000 number and guess that many guns never get reported as stolen.
They might not be but if used in a crime they could easily be traced back to the registered owner. Obviously I'm a firearm owner and I do everything I can to fight for the rights of that. I strongly agree with strict gun laws. Stripping the rights or limitations of the responsible ones just doesn't seem to be the answer.
60s chic

Allentown, PA

#67 Jan 28, 2013
subhuman 84 wrote:
<quoted text>They might not be but if used in a crime they could easily be traced back to the registered owner. Obviously I'm a firearm owner and I do everything I can to fight for the rights of that. I strongly agree with strict gun laws. Stripping the rights or limitations of the responsible ones just doesn't seem to be the answer.
How do you determine who the responsible ones are? There are lots of gun owners out there and some who have never yet committed a crime with a firearm, or who have been lucky not to get caught. No one can foretell if and when the next mass shooting could happen. I hope and pray it doesn't, but there is just no way of knowing that for sure.

Since: Jan 13

United States

#68 Jan 28, 2013
60s chic wrote:
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How do you determine who the responsible ones are? There are lots of gun owners out there and some who have never yet committed a crime with a firearm, or who have been lucky not to get caught. No one can foretell if and when the next mass shooting could happen. I hope and pray it doesn't, but there is just no way of knowing that for sure.
I agree. I hope and pray not either. If we could predict the future the world would be a better safer place. Unfortunately we cannot.

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Since: Jun 08

Right here under my thumb

#69 Jan 28, 2013
subhuman 84 wrote:
<quoted text>They might not be but if used in a crime they could easily be traced back to the registered owner. Obviously I'm a firearm owner and I do everything I can to fight for the rights of that. I strongly agree with strict gun laws. Stripping the rights or limitations of the responsible ones just doesn't seem to be the answer.
I like to use the automobile versus gun analogy principle that the NRA seems to throw around like crazy lately.

Say I'm a professional race car driver, ok? And all of a sudden there's a crapload of track deaths, including spectators - but mostly at small tracks - I mean more than usual. The public starts screaming that professional racing should be banned, totally wiped out. Would you ban professional racing because of a few serious accidents or look to make racing as a whole much safer? And to put restrictions on racing, would it be fair to me?

Widespread paranoia is driving the "total ban on firearms." I haven't heard of anyone in Washington that wants to totally ban ALL guns. Restrictions, yes - way overdue. A total ban? No...if only one gun is stolen and used to shoot one child, it's too many - when it comes to kids, there is no such thing as "collateral damage." The NRA doesn't seem to pick up on that. Arming a nation is not the answer. The reason why is simple - how many marksmen do you know?

Since: Jan 13

United States

#70 Jan 28, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
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I like to use the automobile versus gun analogy principle that the NRA seems to throw around like crazy lately.
Say I'm a professional race car driver, ok? And all of a sudden there's a crapload of track deaths, including spectators - but mostly at small tracks - I mean more than usual. The public starts screaming that professional racing should be banned, totally wiped out. Would you ban professional racing because of a few serious accidents or look to make racing as a whole much safer? And to put restrictions on racing, would it be fair to me?
Widespread paranoia is driving the "total ban on firearms." I haven't heard of anyone in Washington that wants to totally ban ALL guns. Restrictions, yes - way overdue. A total ban? No...if only one gun is stolen and used to shoot one child, it's too many - when it comes to kids, there is no such thing as "collateral damage." The NRA doesn't seem to pick up on that. Arming a nation is not the answer. The reason why is simple - how many marksmen do you know?
I understand where you're coming from. I believe in restrictions. I'm not paranoid enough to believe they will ban all guns but they are a big part of our society and that right being taking away is no different than someone telling you what church to go to. I'm not putting religion down but how many life's have been lost in war over religious disputes. It the same thing. Give up a little before you know it the government will take it all.

“I know where you are,”

Since: Jun 08

Right here under my thumb

#71 Jan 28, 2013
subhuman 84 wrote:
<quoted text>I understand where you're coming from. I believe in restrictions. I'm not paranoid enough to believe they will ban all guns but they are a big part of our society and that right being taking away is no different than someone telling you what church to go to. I'm not putting religion down but how many life's have been lost in war over religious disputes. It the same thing. Give up a little before you know it the government will take it all.
Again, I'm not paranoid to the point that I feel I have to own 14 guns to defend myself from a tyrannical form of government. I also wouldn't trust any current gunowner with anything more than a ball of string - let alone protect me or my grandchildren in a gunfight - especially a teacher. Protecting individual rights is the key - just as it is your right to carry a gun, it's my right not to get caught in the haphazard spray of bullets.

Lastly, the war I fought in was not a religeous war.

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