Please explain your rationalization for this? Please provide evidence to support your position?
They will never stop at trying to force us to do something, trying to control more and more of every aspect of our lives.
We have to be on our toes everyday, 24/7. And we must vote carefully at every election!
Because of the current administrations sudden gross and obscene overreaching, more people have woken up than ever before. I don't think people will go back to sleep as quickly. At least for a while. Had the progressives kept on with baby steps they would have accomplished changes under our sleeping noses that couldn't be undone. But they saw a chance with Obama and overreached, trying to grab too much at once. And people rose up and said "Whoa, there pardner!" They thought the people were on Obama's side. What they didn't realize what, he won all those dupes over based on lies, and people are now starting to say, "This isn't the change we are willing to accept!"
Their other mistake was going for it before they confiscated all the guns.
What about your neighbor, who has been in a mental hospital on and off for 10 years, and has a history of violence (locked up 8 times) and has stated that he wants to kill you and your family, decides to purchase a handgun.
Thats it, go to a gun show, its easy. No questions, no felony checks, just buy it and come on back to the neighborhood.
Guide yourself accordingly.:aargh4:
The "gun show loophole" has been studied. Cracking down on this does not affect crime one way or the other. All it does is drive gun shows out of business. That's it, that's all.
BTW, the term "gun show loophole" is broken. There is no "loophole" at gun shows. There are no special rules at gun shows. All the regular firearms laws apply. What is being suggested is that we create a new, gun show only law. (At least that's where it will start).
Magical check?? So monitoring/approving of who is buying a handgun is a bad thing? hum If I understand your way of thiking, anyone who wants a gun should be able to purchase one. What a forgiving and trusting person you apparently are.
What about allowing only non-violent felons to being allowed to obtain guns? People like child molesters, burglars, extortionist, etc.. . . .I've heard that one also.
My point is that I am far more concerned about my life and my fanilys than I am about gun confication. Maybe I'm totally wrong. . . . . but I doubt it.
Remember this: GUN CONTROL IS NEVER ABOUT GUNS OR CRIME. IT'S ONLY ABOUT CONTROL.
Thomas Jefferson said it best: "The best that can be said about the people is that they be properly armed." In this case, the more the people are properly armed, the fewer bad guys will survive to reoffend or go to trial. Because bad guys are stupid and lazy. I know, I used to be a state Parole Officer and I supervised some of the most dangerous felons on the eastern seaboard. If they were into hard work, they wouldn't BE badguys. So they don't get the training, most of 'em don't anyway. There are now a few of the really bad gangs that are sending their troops to the army and marines before they get arrested for felonies. They volunteer for infantry get TRAINED, go to war then come back to the 'Hood and teach the others what they learned. More and more cops are getting into gun battles with this breed and are finding themselves pegged in place by fire and being FLANKED by other bad guy "elements" and killed. That is very bad. Thankfully it's not that widespread, yet.
I 'm sorry, you apparently have me confused with someone who gives a crap with other posters opinions. Hear is mind: I do not want a felon to purchase a gun in my country. Don't care if he is a violent/non-violent person. Don't care what ever else he may be and even if he has a picture of Mother Thersa over his bed.
Let me and the rest of our members know if you have a better means to avoid felons obtaining firearms at gun shows.
Don't care if the percentage is minor. The problem does not exist?
I personally know of two individuals, both convicted of felonies, that purchased guns at gun shows (I have asked them to move to Utah or Florida).
As, apparently, this problem ONLY exist in Louisiana, I will mention my concern;
There are sellers at gun shows that will sell firearms to Satan. There reasoning is justified (in their minds) by saying there are many, many other ways to harm/kill someone so responsibility for selling to a CRIMINAL is a minor infraction considering the fact that knives, baseball bats and other deadly weapons exist in this world.
My belief: If the gun show requirement was the same as our local gun shop requirement to purchase were the same, there would be fewer felons walking around with weapons.
Please disregard this thread if you live in any other states as this has not occurred nor will it ever.
Where will you draw the line on personal sales? if there is only two people it's ok but three...makes it illegal???
But, you can buy one off the street if you know where to go .... for $50-$100 , no paperwork and no background check. Believe me, any gang banger or good criminal knows where and how. They dont' need a gun show. Their only gun show is out of Georgies trunk down at Philly & Main street.
What's your firsthand experience ? Have you ever tried or boughten a gun at a gun show? ATF monitors shows all of the time, and they've made very few arrests of anyone violating the laws.
The problem is people who want to do damage and kill you. It doesn't matter what weapon they use or where they got the weapon. The problem is the boogy man who comes to kill you or your family.
And there's really only one solution to "the problem." Prepare to defend yourself and your family from who ever threatens you!
I can promise you, that last thing I care about is where the SOB got the gun he's trying to kill me with. The only thing in my mind is stopping the threat. And I'm prepared to use lethal force to do that. What are you prepared to do?
If you refuse to accept facts or court decisions, it's not my problem. The gun show loop hole has been thoroughly debunked and litigated. But some anti-gunners simply refuse to let go.
Note: I also reviewed your previous posts at DC.com, and after doing some research on Louisiana state law, your description of the carjacking law in those other posts are not exactly factual. In essence, the carjacking statute does nothing more than provide a layman's explanation to already existing homicide justifications. Please refer to RS 14:18 - RS 14:22 for current Louisiana statutes on Deadly Force laws. You can see for yourself at the following site. http://www.legis.state.la.us/