^this is what failed today
there would be no gun registry. so that reasoning doesn't jive with the facts.
You are right. But there has been strong criticism against those bills. Even Biden himself came out attacking the supporters of those bills. And it's not too unreasonable to think that they would be overturned sometime in the near future.
Mr AirRic said:
what would be wrong with that? a gun is a lethal device, so it would only be responsible to track where they all are (just as we do with automobiles, etc.
see my previous post above with stats...
Because that's nothing but fear speaking. A knife is a lethal device too. Because of a few bad seeds, you think that you should require every law abiding citizen to submit to a central registry? Point is, these increased laws are not going to affect the criminals. They are going to affect law abiding citizens that did nothing wrong. Look at Kansas. Damn near everyone in Kansas has at least one gun and how many murders are there per year? Now look at Chicago that has some of the strictest gun laws and consequently some of the highest gun violence. And you do know in all the firearm death statistics, a large portion are the result of police officers right? When they talk about gun deaths in the US, that is suicide, police officer, or criminal. The leading cause of gun death in the us is suicide, so that would agree with your statistics that most people who k!ll themselves do it with their own gun.
But that is not necessarily true, I mean if your a gun owner and you purchased a weapon from a legal outlet your already in a national database.......it shouldn't matter if you buy as a gift anyway.....you still want to know who has legal posession of the gun, just in case the gift is to an unstable person.
You do not get put into a federal database. And they don't do Federal background checks. At least in CO when I bought all 3 of mine they did a background check through the CBI. So it's on the state level. But the thing is, they were trying to require a background check if a father buys it for his son. In addition to the one the father already went through.