HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » do gun advocates ponder..... » Reply #23

Response to Lurks Often (Reply #21)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:51 PM

23. I think you make some very good points. Here is my take ...

It is my understanding that guns may be purchased without background checks at gun shows in many states. If that is indeed the case, I think that should be changed.

As for waiting periods cutting both ways, I believe an abused spouse would be much better served by resorting to something other than a first-time gun purchase. She (or he) is probably more likely to get killed with that gun than to effectively defend herself. I actually think the waiting period would be the most effective form of gun control, because it might help curb crimes of passion by giving people a cooling off period before they do something rash. And really, this is the type of gun violence that might actually be preventable. Madmen are much harder to prevent because they are irrational and unpredictable.

I think limiting magazines would be beneficial, but not all that beneficial. It will only help in the case of a madman who doesn't plan very well. He just loads up, heads to the mall, and empties his gun. In such an instance, it would be much better if he had only 12 rounds as opposed to 100. On the other hand, if he's a planner, all the smaller mags do is to change his tactics a little. We both know how quick and easy it is to preload replacement magazines and swap them out. Still, just for the reduction in destructive potential when someone snaps, I think the magazine limit should be done. It really isn't all that much of an inconvenience (unless you're talking about the folks who want to go down to 3 ).

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 59 replies Author Time Post
G_j Jan 2013 OP
judy Jan 2013 #1
Eleanors38 Jan 2013 #5
Recursion Jan 2013 #15
judy Feb 2013 #59
Ron Green Jan 2013 #2
Eleanors38 Jan 2013 #3
G_j Jan 2013 #6
Eleanors38 Jan 2013 #9
ProgressiveProfessor Jan 2013 #44
PoliticAverse Jan 2013 #51
hack89 Jan 2013 #4
G_j Jan 2013 #7
dawg Jan 2013 #8
Lurks Often Jan 2013 #10
marions ghost Jan 2013 #12
Lurks Often Jan 2013 #13
marions ghost Jan 2013 #14
Lurks Often Jan 2013 #16
marions ghost Jan 2013 #18
dawg Jan 2013 #19
Lurks Often Jan 2013 #21
LineLineLineLineLineReply I think you make some very good points. Here is my take ...
dawg Jan 2013 #23
Lurks Often Jan 2013 #24
G_j Jan 2013 #33
Lurks Often Jan 2013 #38
G_j Jan 2013 #39
Lurks Often Jan 2013 #40
G_j Jan 2013 #41
rustydog Jan 2013 #11
tama Jan 2013 #53
Bake Jan 2013 #17
Taverner Jan 2013 #20
spin Jan 2013 #29
Taverner Jan 2013 #30
spin Jan 2013 #32
Paladin Jan 2013 #22
friendly_iconoclast Jan 2013 #45
Paladin Jan 2013 #50
friendly_iconoclast Jan 2013 #57
aikoaiko Jan 2013 #25
bvar22 Jan 2013 #26
GreenStormCloud Jan 2013 #27
still_one Jan 2013 #28
slackmaster Jan 2013 #31
bajaman2013 Jan 2013 #34
bvar22 Jan 2013 #35
bajaman2013 Jan 2013 #36
bvar22 Jan 2013 #37
Glassunion Jan 2013 #46
tama Jan 2013 #56
baldguy Jan 2013 #42
friendly_iconoclast Jan 2013 #47
baldguy Jan 2013 #49
friendly_iconoclast Jan 2013 #58
krispos42 Jan 2013 #43
MicaelS Jan 2013 #48
tama Jan 2013 #52
G_j Jan 2013 #55
Zoeisright Jan 2013 #54
Please login to view edit histories.