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A sensible gun law

Postby NavyChief » Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:47 am

I posted this on another forum I frequent. Another poster had made the following statement:
Now that we will have a new voice on the court (baring tax problems) maybe a sensible gun law can make it through the legislative branch.
Despite repeated challenges, he never would put forth an example of what he felt constituted a "sensible gun law," so I decided to propose one...

Be it enacted, immediately upon the President's signature, all previously enacted federal gun laws are null and void. Be it further enacted that all agents in the employ of the Bureau of Alchohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (henceforth referred to simply as ATF) in a firearms enforcement role shall be offered positions within the expanded Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) under the supervision of the Director for Civilian Marksmanship (DCM).

Inasmuch as violent crime and the threat of terrorism are – and will remain – a clear and present danger in our world, the following sensible gun laws will be henceforth be enacted and enforced:

1. Every able-bodied person, having reached the age of majority, shall have readily available both a long arm (i.e., rifle or shotgun) and a sidearm (i.e., pistol or revolver) and a minimum of fifty (50) rounds of ammunition for each. (With parental/guardian permission, the age of majority requirement may be waived. Further, those who wish may claim Conscientious Objector (CO) status to be waived from the requirement altogether.) A familiarization-fire course shall be completed by each person at least annually under the auspices of the DCM.

2. The Secretary of Defense (SecDef) shall make available to the DCM a complete inventory of all small arms available in the Department of Defense (DoD) that are not currently required for use within the DoD. Any small arms the DCM deems appropriate shall be transferred to the CMP for sale to United States citizens desiring to comply with paragraph 1 above.

3. All state and local firearms laws are considered to be null and void as they are superseded by both the Second Amendment to the Constitution and the right to self-defense which even predates our Constitution. By extension, all Concealed Weapon/Handgun Licenses are rendered moot – citizens are expected and encouraged to carry weapons/firearms.

4. The DCM, with the aid of the newly transferred former ATF agents shall develop and administer a suitable firearms safety and marksmanship training program for implementation in all schools, grades K-12.
Total repeal of ALL firearms/weapons laws at the local, state and federal levels. Period. Wipe the slate clean.
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Re: A sensible gun law

Postby true_pair » Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:53 am

Liberal translation of sensible gun laws is gun control. I remember when AWB was being passed; this phrased was used quite frequently
"The great object is, that every man be armed"

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Re: A sensible gun law

Postby Cozza » Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:55 am

Best law I've ever read! :D
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Re: A sensible gun law

Postby jeep45238 » Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:59 am

I'd vote for it to pass :D
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Re: A sensible gun law

Postby GrayRider » Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:05 am

I'm stealin' it for my motorcycle site. Good job.
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Re: A sensible gun law

Postby true_pair » Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:06 am

+1
"The great object is, that every man be armed"

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Re: A sensible gun law

Postby johnsoax » Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:09 am

Lets get a congressman to submit that :).

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Re: A sensible gun law

Postby ArcherAce » Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:19 am

NC for president in 2012!
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Re: A sensible gun law

Postby johnsoax » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:07 am

I posted your "sensible law" on my blog. blog.johnsoax.com/
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Re: A sensible gun law

Postby NavyChief » Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:34 pm

Oh, and the original poster did finally reply...

Just kidding. It was a slow morning and I needed a good laugh. I really don’t care one way or the other about what the gun manufacturers are up to. I had hoped against all expectations that some original replies would ensue. Alas!.


Of course, he never did put forth any ideas of his own...
Total repeal of ALL firearms/weapons laws at the local, state and federal levels. Period. Wipe the slate clean.
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Re: A sensible gun law

Postby tjeffries » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:46 pm

Sounds pretty sensible to me, write it up chief :wink:
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Re: A sensible gun law

Postby ParaC7 » Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:19 am

Its got my vote!!
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Re: A sensible gun law

Postby Glenn » Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:52 am

ParaC7 wrote:Its got my vote!!


I'll second that, All in favor, ?
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Re: A sensible gun law

Postby farblue » Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:19 pm

Glenn wrote:
ParaC7 wrote:Its got my vote!!


I'll second that, All in favor, ?


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