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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:00 am 
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Well, it's that strictness that's the main point I'm driving at.

This appears to be gun-control that works....
Make the purchase of certain classes of firearms more vigorous.


Not to mention the cost factor. If the cost is too high the criminals have a harder time getting them to use because they are worth more to sell.



Veering slightly off what you're saying, do you think buy-back programs help at all? I've been reading contradicting reports about them, especially with their scope for misuse.

Here's one I recently read: https://www.foxnews.com/us/woman-turns-in-gun-at-baltimore-gun-buyback-progam-to-upgrade-to-better-weapon

Also, would you consider giving your guns up in a scheme like this?


Unless it was a gun in poor shape or cheaply made, the potential income from selling it to another individual would be greater than the amount received from most buy back programs.


I am not considering selling any of my guns, but would sell the high capacity magazines as part of a program to remove them from the market as part of a ban.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:55 am 
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tracy18 wrote:
Also, would you consider giving your guns up in a scheme like this?


Unless it was a gun in poor shape or cheaply made, the potential income from selling it to another individual would be greater than the amount received from most buy back programs.


I am not considering selling any of my guns, but would sell the high capacity magazines as part of a program to remove them from the market as part of a ban.[/quote]

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Why only the high capacity magazines? Any specific reason?


They cannot be used for hunting as the low capacity magazines can be and they allow a much great number of shots between reloading, which is where they become a critical factor in the mass shooting situations. It is removing the ability to fire 30+ shots before reloading during a period where the shooter is targeting innocent people with very little impact on gun ownership.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:37 pm 
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In general, the public should have some assurance that firearms are registered and owners have sufficient training in using them.

Given the current trajectory of global issues, I think more will find the need to defend themselves.


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Lately, I've had the purchase of a handgun on my mind again. It's untangling all the paperwork that's so annoying..... :crazy:


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Lately, I've had the purchase of a handgun on my mind again. It's untangling all the paperwork that's so annoying..... :crazy:


Unless you are going to carry it outside of your home, a better defensive weapon is a shotgun. I have a bullpup design that is very short and easy to handle indoors but has a legal 18"+ barrel. Mine is 12 ga, but it also comes in a smaller .410 ga.

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Well, recently it's mostly about firearm restrictions. It doesn't look to be getting any easier to purchase a handgun and I've gotten to thinking if I'm going to; I better do it while I can.
Better to have and not need then to need and not have....


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Well, recently it's mostly about firearm restrictions. It doesn't look to be getting any easier to purchase a handgun and I've gotten to thinking if I'm going to; I better do it while I can.
Better to have and not need then to need and not have....


This is true if you are wanting a pistol. My advice is that if you are to get one make sure it has a mechanical safety. Glocks are popular but the "safety" is a little lever on the trigger which is depressed as you squeeze the trigger to fire. Not a true safety IMO and I have a couple or three with that type of trigger "safety".

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