- Apr 11, 2001
Are you proposing that I take my gun and whoever wants to buy it to an FFL and have them do and hold the paperwork, or are you saying that I should only be allowed to sell my guns to an FFL store?Require all firearm transfers be done through an FFL. Considering that 75% of gun sales already go through the same database it would be 25% larger than it is now. Seems fine to me?
As for home insurance going up for gun owners from an actuarial sense it's hard to argue against. Gun ownership is associated with an increased risk of injury, homicide, and suicide so from an underwriting perspective isn't that smart?
You're kind of missing my point on the DB thing.. what if someone like my employer gets the info and then lets me go because of it? Or my doctor drops me because he hates guns? In any other way it's discrimination and you're creating the way to go about it with a DB of all owners of guns. It's still at this point a legal thing to own, so one shouldn't be discriminated because of it.
My issue with the 90% vote thing is; I can't remember the last time I saw a vote on guns that was a public vote of the people not go pro-gun. Maybe it's an AZ thing, but I'm pretty sure almost all (all that I can remember) have passed with a large margin. I can't see 90% being true if some of those fly over states are being counted.Why on earth would a used market not affect the new market? Do you think new car sales would be different if the used car market didn't exist? I sure do. As for whether the impact was positive or negative that's not really relevant.
That actually makes the holding even stronger in favor of federal powers. They decided that so long as it's part of a larger regulatory scheme the feds can prohibit you from engaging in not only intrastate commerce, but actions that don't involve any commerce at all and take place entirely within your house, because otherwise you would go buy it from someone. By the way this decision is not one I agree with but...well... it's there.
If you don't want it that's fine, but it's within our power to do. It's also something that polls at around 90% support.