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John Smith
06-29-2016, 12:17 PM
There would be nothing in the constitution that would prohibit one from buying guns.

One might need a license to buy one, as one needs a license for a car. That license could come in classes, as drivers licenses do based on the type of vehicle, guns would be based on the type of gun.

You'd have to take some form of tests to get that license. That license could be suspended if you are found hunting while intoxicated.

Wouldn't all this be terrible?

Tom Montgomery
06-29-2016, 12:20 PM
If there was no 2nd Amendment Congress could, in theory, write legislation banning private ownership of firearms altogether.

Osborne Russell
06-29-2016, 12:20 PM
There would be nothing in the Constitution to prohibit laws prohibiting guns.

Figment
06-29-2016, 01:40 PM
You'd have to take some form of tests to get that license. That license could be suspended if you are found hunting while intoxicated.


but then your gun-liability insurance company finds out and your premiums go.... oh wait. yeah.

Gerarddm
06-29-2016, 04:43 PM
#3: Ok.

John Smith
06-29-2016, 06:42 PM
My thinking is along the lines of having something ready as an amendment to the 2nd amendment; allowing ownership of guns, but having some form of tracking and licensing.

Gerarddm
06-29-2016, 07:26 PM
^ Insurance. LOTS of insurance.

SMARTINSEN
06-29-2016, 09:21 PM
If there were no second Amendment, there would be no United States as we know it: the Constitution would neve been ratified by the slave holding states who were ever fearful of insurrection .

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
06-29-2016, 10:03 PM
There is nothing in the second amendment about guns.

Michael D. Storey
06-29-2016, 10:08 PM
If there was no 2nd Amendment Congress could, in theory, write legislation banning private ownership of firearms altogether.And they could come to work wearing no underwear. The Constitution specifies certain things, and leaves everything else to the States. If we are to use the Constitution paradigm, would you be comfortable with allowing States to set their own gun laws? The Constitution does not ban spying on your neighbor while they are in the shower. That is banned by State law. I use this as an example when people say, 'Well, the Constitution does not prohibit that...'

PeterSibley
06-30-2016, 01:50 AM
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BrianW
06-30-2016, 02:20 AM
My thinking is along the lines of having something ready as an amendment to the 2nd amendment; allowing ownership of guns, but having some form of tracking and licensing.

Never happen...


Newspaper Publishes Gun Owners' Names and Addresses

A newspaper in New York has received a wave of criticism from its readers after publishing the names and addresses of all of the individuals with handgun or pistol permits in its coverage area.
Hundreds of residents in New York's Westchester and Rockland counties were surprised to find their names and addresses listed on a map (http://www.lohud.com/interactive/article/20121223/NEWS01/121221011/Map-Where-gun-permits-your-neighborhood-)posted by The Journal News (http://www.lohud.com/interactive/article/20121223/NEWS01/121221011/Map-Where-gun-permits-your-neighborhood-) on Sunday. Users can click any dot on the map to see which of their neighbors has a permit for a gun.



Liberal newspapers have proven themselves unreliable to keep that sort of info private. They killed gun registration in one fell swoop.

BrianW
06-30-2016, 03:27 AM
That information was public.

No duh, and they abused the privilege.

Nobody wants their personal belongings listed on a newspaper website, "public" or not.

That was a very bad move on their part, and gun owners took note.

No registration will be the vote of every gun owner because of them.

ShagRock
06-30-2016, 03:37 AM
Liberal newspapers have proven themselves unreliable to keep that sort of info private.

They should have put it on Hillary's private server.

Joe (SoCal)
06-30-2016, 07:16 AM
Never happen...


Newspaper Publishes Gun Owners' Names and Addresses




Liberal newspapers have proven themselves unreliable to keep that sort of info private. They killed gun registration in one fell swoop.

Hawaii
http://www.npr.org/2016/06/27/483749574/hawaii-law-places-gun-owners-into-national-database

BrianW
06-30-2016, 12:37 PM
Well, duh! Public information is NOT privileged information.

Duh.

The privilege in question is the freedom of the press. Not privileged information.

They abused their privilege.

WX
06-30-2016, 06:32 PM
If there was no 2nd Amendment Congress could, in theory, write legislation banning private ownership of firearms altogether.

They would probably just ban certain types of firearms.

McMike
06-30-2016, 06:47 PM
Guess what. There's a 2nd Ammendment and no amount of musing or pondering or discussing is going to do a thing about it. This is the most asinine, most waste of time question to ask.

We get to play the hand we're given, if you really want meaningful regulation, stop the conversation about abolishing guns and the 2nd Ammendment. It's never going to happen and all it does is antagonize the other side. Stop acting like an idiot, people are dying because people like you, on both sides, are acting like children. This is reality, not some fantasy land.