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Author:  Wayne Stollings [ Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:00 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Thoughts on reasonable gun controls

tracy18 wrote:
Wayne Stollings wrote:
Iowanic wrote:
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.

Author:  Wayne Stollings [ Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Thoughts on reasonable gun controls

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]

tracy18 wrote:
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.

Author:  ralfy [ Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Thoughts on reasonable gun controls

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.

Author:  Iowanic [ Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Thoughts on reasonable gun controls

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

Author:  Wayne Stollings [ Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:49 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Thoughts on reasonable gun controls

Iowanic wrote:
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.

Author:  Iowanic [ Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Thoughts on reasonable gun controls

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....

Author:  Wayne Stollings [ Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Thoughts on reasonable gun controls

Iowanic wrote:
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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