At 4/22/07 03:22 PM, Korriken wrote:
At 4/22/07 12:02 PM, Elfer wrote:
Slippery slope argument, you have to actually provide evidence that one will lead to the other. "Evidence" does not include wild speculation based on shaky logic.one compromise and the enemy walks all over you. once the government gets a taste of the sweet nectar of snatching away rights, they will want more of it.
You didn't really read what I said, did you?
Simple registration would suffice, and make the dealers keep accurate inventory of what weapons he has in shop and what he has sold. and making the gun manufacturers submit documents showing what guns were sold to what dealers, to check against the dealers.
having the dealers call in the registration info, then the person on the other line punches in the buyer's info to see whether or not he can legally obtain the gun.
Ok, so here's the thing: We're not in disagreement here.
I make no claims as to the specific degree of regulation needed, I just think that there should be some regulation, as do you, apparently. No regulation at all and an all-out ban would both entail complete deregulation, which is a fairly bad thing.
At 4/22/07 09:08 PM, Proteas wrote:
Here's what bothers me about the whole "total nutjobs" argument...
Sometimes people are crazy but like then later they're not crazy and also WHO'S WATCHING THE WATCHBUGS?
Again, I'm not saying I have the competence to make decisions on all of these issues, it should probably be decided more by people who work in the psychiatric field and in firearm sales/registration, etc.
I think we can both agree that people who are currently under psychiatric evaluation and have mad urge to kill all humans shouldn't be allowed to walk in and buy a gun, therefore some form of registration is a good idea.
As to where the line is drawn, I can't decide that.
And when someone snaps and shoots up a bunch of people anyway, I guess the best we can do is to accept it as an unfortunate consequence of living in reality.
If we could snap our fingers and get rid of all guns, sure, that would be great, but as it is, there's guns out there and there always will be. The answer to things like accidental gun deaths with kids isn't tighter controls on guns, it's education. I think we could save a lot of lives if there was say, one day every few years in public school dedicated to firearm safety.