My name is Michael Xxxxxxxxx, I live in Delhi Township, go to school at the University of Cincinnati, and worked during my breaks from school at the condos in the old McAlpin's store as a painter. I take interest in State, Federal, and Local Legislation and issues as much as I can between my courses. I am also a current Ohio Concealed Handgun License holder.
I have a concern about this program what program? You have yet to tell the mayor why you are writing your letter
. On the federal level, enacting MORE laws to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and punishing them (that's already law). this is a run-on sentence. It makes no sense by itself
I have a major issue with the want to begin registration of firearms to trace illegal weapons."I must take issue with the desire to register firearms for the purpose of tracing illegal weapons, as it has already proven to be ineffective and costly in areas that have tried it"
If you stop to think about this logically, why would somebody (who is already facing a hefty number of charges for the use of a gun in a crime) go to a gun shop, pass a FBI background check, pay hundreds of dollars for a gun (be it a handgun or a long gun), only to use it in a crime?not bad
it is much cheaper to simply break into a house, ransack it, hope to find one, and bug out before somebody reports the incident.punctuation.
In fact Professor John Lott has stated that "There is registration in Hawaii, Chicago, and Washington D.C. Yet there has not been even a single case where the laws have been instrumental in identifying someone who has committed a crime. Criminals rarely leave their guns at the scene of the crime. Would-be criminals also virtually never get licenses or register their weapons" ("Gun Licensing Leads to Increased Crime, Lost Lives", LA Times, August 23rd 2000).
The whole deal about matching up bullets fired is a crock as well.reword this to be more eloquent. "bullets fired" doesn't make much sense. "The idea of requiring every new gun that is purchased to provide a matched bullet or fired case for a large database is a flawed idea."
Every bullet that gets shot wears the rifling in the barrel more, constantly changing the pattern. A few minutes with a round file completely changes the pattern from the last round fired, and the barrel is also one of the easiest parts to take out of a semi-auto weapon and take with you.
Although the intentions are good, there are simply too many gun laws on the books already, numbering over 2,00020,000 including federal, state, and local laws
. In fact, I personally challenge you, or anybody else for that matter, to find me a SINGLE law restricting ownership/use of a firearm that has directly prevented an injury or death.BAD, BAD, BAD! Never give such a challenge. All they have to do is find ONE case in the entire country, and they then feel they can invalidate everything you say, and they will be able to find one case
You won't find one. Why?it is possible. Don't make such blanket statements.
Criminals, by the very execution of their trade, break the law. Imposing more restrictions, attempting registration, etc., will only effect the law abiding citizens. I personally am sick and tired of our elected officials forgetting that very important fact.
Delhi Township resident, Downtown Cincinnati worker/consumer