That would be possible with an electronic registry, but no, in an age in which our comprehensive medical history, credit history, voting history and almost every other piece of information is kept in electronic format, guns records haven't evolved any further than gutenberg.
Having all those records about everyone is a bad
You want to know who has a socially-embarrassing disease? Just look it up! You want to know who is likely to be a sucker and an easy mark for your ponzi scheme? Just look it up! You're a corrupt politician and you want to know who to have your goons intimidate into not voting? Just fucking look it up!
No. All of this Orwellian data collection has gone way
too fucking far already. Saying that we should add to it is evil!
The bolded part is why I don't understand why folks opposed to electronic record keeping (centered around weapons) seem to be ok with every other aspect of their personal lives stashed away in electronic format.
If that's actually the case, then I don't understand it either. I hope that it's not
, and that the NRA et. al. are failing to strenuously oppose it only because it's outside their area of focus, not because they don't care.
I think you may be painting too broad a picture regarding the aim of people who support gun control of one type or another. But let's say that is true. Then it works both ways. Gun advocates want to be able to take concealed hand guns everywhere - movie theaters, classrooms, etc. Here in Kansas, a paranoid nut accidentally shot a woman in a movie theater with his concealed handgun. In a nearby town, an idiot city council member had his concealed gun accidentally fall to the ground in the middle of a council meeting. Our Universities are being forced to allow students to take guns with them into classrooms.
be either allowed everywhere, or if a place wants to restrict them, they should be required to let people check them at the door.
Because if I'm trying to run errands from point A to B to C to D in the same day, and I can't take my gun to point C, then it effectively bans me from taking my gun to A, B, or D either.
This is why the bill that would legalize guns on college campuses currently being considered by the Georgia legislature doesn't go far enough: it fails to allow guns in dorms and fraternity houses, which means that commuter students can exercise their Second Amendment rights, but students living on campus still have their rights infringed.
If you think you are in so much danger that you need to carry a concealed gun into a movie theater, classroom, or church setting, I would label you as a paranoid nut.
Having a gun in
the movie theater is almost beside the point. If you disallow it, then you're really disallowing anybody from carrying a gun on their way to and from
the movie theater, unless they're a car clown and can lock the gun in their trunk.
If you are in fact well trained and part of a militia, then you are absolutely correct.
The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.
I am an able-bodied male citizen between 17 and 45 years of age, therefore I am part of the militia.
(Sorry ladies; that's another one of those laws that the feminists should probably work on amending.)
Would you support the end of legal concealed carry? Because that would prevent both paranoid nuts and idiots from being able to carry concealed weapons.
If not, what solution would you propose as being reasonable to prevent both paranoid nuts and idiots from being able to carry concealed weapons?
What, you prefer they carry openly? That's an unusual opinion.