Not that law, THIS one

Sarcasity posted this 25 January 2017

What gun laws to change?

I am as against the over-criminalization of law as the next guy. The proliferation of new felonies created out of thin air, and the expansion of misdemeanors and punishment for misdemeanors. The Weaponization of the law targetting ordinary people. For why? To control.

Catching an selling a lobster a quarter inch shorter in length compare to this OTHER lobster? Felony. Picking up a feather you saw on the ground on a nature hike because it looked neat? Eagle. Felony. Growing an orchid? Where did you get THIS particular one? Felony

And it is wrong for the feather picker upper and lobster catcher and flower grower to lose their civil right to arms forever because of a law from 1968.

I'm as small 'l' libertarian as the rest of you readers. I agree.

But to prioritize that for change in the gun laws? There are bigger fish to fry

We may only get a brief bite of this apple. In 2020 Majority Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi, and President Cory Booker may have run on other things, but after the inauguration of 2021 they could easily do their true priority and ram through gun bans. We need to pick and choose now the best way to firewall against attack then. Proper judge picks. And legislatively we need to pass something.

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Rich_B posted this 13 February 2017

I don't think national reciprocity is going to be as awesome as people think it is going to be. Especially with no teeth or enforcement against the state.

For instance: What would stop Connecticut from making a state law that anyone from another state carrying on national reciprocity (non resident) cannot carry into any building where someone has not given them explicit, written permission?

I personally think it is a scary prospect for people to be rooting for the feds to come in and tell states what they have to do. Tread lightly on that slippery slope.

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Lorenzo posted this 15 February 2017

I'm with you on this one Rich. When National Reciprocity passes (if it does) States will suddenly find fidelity with federalism and states rights (states don't have rights, they have powers) to make life miserable for the armed citizen. New York and New Jersey are perfect examples. It is perfectly legal by federal law to travel through those states with properly stored firearms yet they make your life miserable if you should need to use a restroom or stop for gas, or even to get some sleep after a long ride. A pistol stored in a locked safe, in a towed trailer, under tons of household effects in some jurisdictions is considered "readily accessible" by law enforcement.

It will definitely be a tricky situation should reciprocity become a reality. Hell! Look at the maze of laws one has to deal with in the current recipocal climate between states. The whole mess is run by state AG's and is as fluid as it gets. It will be a long time before the idea of people in general being comfortable with the thinking that the person standing next to you may be armed, or is expected to be, is the norm.

"The Convention of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution: ...." -- Preamble of the Bill of Rights.

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Rich_B posted this 16 February 2017

"May you live in interesting times"

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