Two freshman Republicans introduced contrary bills that would end federal law requiring that areas around schools be designated as "gun free zones." These bills, H.R. 35 from Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) and H.R. 133 from Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), are a response to findings that violence in and around schools has increased since the gun free zone law took effect in 1990.
texanjoker wrote:I am a NRA member and I do NOT agree with those proposals. I have to ask the criteria of their poll. Did they sign up 5 liberals, then poll them for this so called NRA members agree? I do applaud those 2 from TEXAS and KENTUCKY with their ideas.
Moby wrote:I took classes, underwent a complete background check, and had to prove competency (although I thought it far too easy) to get my CHL. I agree Americans should be allowed to own firearms and carry them. I agree Americans should be allowed to own assault rifles with high capacity magazines. The 2nd amendment is not about hunting or home defense. It's about the government understanding that it's people are well armed and if the government over steps it's power too far, trouble could and has followed. That being said, I would have no problem having to take classes on the proper use, storage, laws pertaining to assault weapons.
Moby wrote:Just like my CHL required a background check for me, a background check for my family to ensure no mentally ill individuals would be around said firearm would also be OK with me. I would even go so far as to agree that proof of adequate safes are owned in order to own assault weapons. But take those assault weapons from the citizens, and we move towards a slippery slope. I want the federal government to be very aware its populace is well armed and thus they need to follow the constitution. However I am not for a class 3 firearms requirement which is nothing more than taxation and registration. The first step toward confiscation. But for bigger more powerful rifles of military capabilities I have no problems with a little more scrutiny on who owns them.
Moby wrote:And I’m perfectly OK with background checks required at all gun shows.
Moby wrote:Like different types of licenses are required to drive different sized vehicles, proof of more advanced classes could be required for more powerful weapons.
Moby wrote:Not something recorded by the government but by certified instructors. Like an NRA Assault Weapons safety class.
Moby wrote:The owner (mom) was responsible for access to that AR15. And while very heartbreaking I feel if she had a mentally ill son it was her responsibility to ensure isolation of her fir arms. Just like in Texas if a kid gets a hold of my firearms it’s my fault. What if you had to show a course completion for assault rifles and high capacity mags? We get a better trained civilian populace and a safer citizenry. But I’m not for government registration.
baldeagle wrote:Furthermore, "assault" weapon must be defined.
Specifically, the popular provisions in the legislation would:
• Require background checks for every gun purchase (74% NRA member support);
• Require background checks on gun shop employees (79% NRA member support);
• Prohibit individuals on the terrorist watch list from purchasing firearms (71% NRA member support);
• Require gun owners to report to police when their guns are lost or stolen (64% NRA member supports); and
• Establish minimum standards for concealed carry permits (63-75% NRA member support for each standard)
G26ster wrote:baldeagle wrote:Furthermore, "assault" weapon must be defined.
I really wish folks would stop using the term "Assault" rifle/weapon for any evil black rifle that "resembles" a modern military weapon. No sane military on the planet today would issue a semi-automatic "look alike" to a actual military rifle to its front line troops, and that's exactly what a semi-automatic AR-15 type weapon is. Under the proposed ban, a tiny .22 cal. "Cricket" would be an "assault rifle" if you put a grip on it, and the .22 cal. Olympic Games Small Bore target rifle would be too because of the grip and/or thumb hole stock.
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