Rod in Wasilla
- Apr 25, 2006
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I used to believe that too, and then my consciousness evolved into understanding that bans only lead to more bans. I suspect Heston changed as well. Those who are the movers and shakers in the regulate and ban movement will never be satisfied with a partial ban. They have been patient in achieving their goal and will accept incremental steps in ridding the country and then the world of guns. This is why I stand shoulder to shoulder with gun owners who shoot fire arms I, myself, will never shoot and for which I have no affinity. I know that once they have banned the firearms with the specific features they associate with evil, and then there are more tragedies, they will next start in on another type, then then another. UBCs are just another way to slow down gun ownership and penalize the people who don't commit crimes. Law breakers will not comply and will obtain lethal weapons in other ways.A less well-known Heston quote (concerning the Gun Control Act of 1968): “This bill is no mystery. Let’s be clear about it. Its purpose is simple and direct. It is not to deprive the sportsman of his hunting gun, the marksman of his target rifle, nor would it deny to any responsible citizen his constitutional right to own a firearm. It is to prevent the murder of Americans.”
A less well-known Heston quote (concerning the Gun Control Act of 1968): “This bill is no mystery. Let’s be clear about it. Its purpose is simple and direct. It is not to deprive the sportsman of his hunting gun, the marksman of his target rifle, nor would it deny to any responsible citizen his constitutional right to own a firearm. It is to prevent the murder of Americans.”
"Plea From 3 Ex-Presidents
The letter from three former presidents to the House:
May 3, 1994
To Members of the U.S. House of Representatives:
I've mentioned this before, but I always find it interesting that the same folks who love to say Reagan was senile toward the end of his presidency, also love to cite him as an authority on banning certain firearms in 1994.I hear ya, MR....I don't want to see a ban, either, just thought it was interesting that Ronnie was such an outspoken proponent of the '94 legislation...some folks might not know that. I like to look at a thing from all the angles, is all. Wish I could answer your questions, but I don't know anything about Chicago or the Gallatin Valley...tho I'm sure I know where I'd live if I had to pick one!
Universal background checks.
For those that are for UBC exactly how do you seeing them work?
1. Would you require all firearm transfers to have UBC?
2. How about a person selling or giving a firearm to a family member?
3. How about a parent passing a firearm to an adult son or daughter?
4. How about in a rural Alaska village where it is common for firearms to be sold, bartered, or given to family or friends and there is no one local to run a UBC?
5. Can you guarantee that that UBC will not be used as a type of registration?
6. Would you trust the government not to use UBC as registration?
7. Do you think criminals will submit to UBC?
8. How would UBC have stopped any of the massacres? How will they stop them in the future?
9. Do you think the mental health community and the ACLU will stand for mental health records to be put on an UBC data base?
10. Whom and what will define when someone is not mentally stable enough to purchase a firearm?
Frostbitten, I respect your right to your opinion, I would just ask you to do some research on Canadas laws...look into what registration actually costs. Then have a look at what it has and hasnt done....It is very clear that it has done nothing to stop criminals from acquiring weapons. Like Ive said before our FACs are essentially a UBC.....they did nothing to stop criminals from acquiring weapons when we had a gun registration program.....they are a joke now.....
I would ask you to seriously consider the costs these programs will have on US taxpayers.....if nothing else think about that. Dont buy into the nonsense that it wont cost.....(remember Obamacare, wasnt supposed to raise taxes either....we now know it will; a LOT)
The US is in deep financial doo-doo right now....just last week the third largest city in CA went broke.....it now looks like Detroit might be next.......you simply dont have the money to waste on programs that will do nothing to stop crime........A serious look at doctor prescribed happy pills would be a good place to start.