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Response to dawg (Reply #19)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:34 PM

21. Some comments

 

First, I appreciate you being polite and willing to discuss the issue like an adult.

There is no "gun show loophole", a firearm bought from a FFL or transferred over state lines requires going through a FFL, that is Federal law.

In state transfers between two residents of the same state is governed by State law, which varies from state to state. CA I believe requires a FFL to perform the transfer of any firearm. CT requires a NICS check for the sale of a handgun, but not a long gun. (CT has it's own NICS system).

The one week limitation on first time purchasers cuts both ways. Yes it might stop someone from buying a gun and using in a crime the same day, but it might prevent an abused significant other from buying a gun and they end up murdered by the abuser.

I disagree on limiting magazine capacities, especially to some arbitrary number. I don't feel it would have changed anything in any of the mass murders and in some of those mass murders a 10 round magazine was used and in the case of Loughner and Holmes, the jamming of the aftermarket magazine led to Loughner being jumped by several bystanders and Holmes dropping the rifle and switching to the shotgun and handguns he had.

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