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r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting TheNuge:" i should have said "violent" crimina;s. also, I'm sure there are some other categories of criminals that should be in that group but i dont know which ones and I'm rushed!"


No worries!
Being a convicted felon, I know my views differ greatly. I'm always curious to know how people feel about these kinds of things. :)

Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11980 posts
17th Jan '13

No, because I believe this is step 1 to a bigger plan. I understand there are people who think it is so great in the UK and Australia with their super strict gun laws (and from what I have been told on BG very very few guns period in their country), but they are also free to move somewhere like that. We have the 2nd amendment is something a lot of people feel strongly about. There would be a huge backlash (and a lot of illegal guns still out there since criminals and quite a few gun owners would not turn their guns over).

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting Rabbit
r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting Amberchik78:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Rabbit
r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting Asher's mommy [Expecting :" This is somewhat off-topic, but I feel like there need to be classifications of felonies. My uncle's ... [snip!] ... after that charge, but it didn't matter. Not being able to be independent made him severely depressed until he killed himself."


I agree. I think more consideration should also be put into how long it's been since the date of last conviction and/or release from a correctional facility. They say "do the crime, do the time" but in this dayn and age, you can do your time and still suffer for a lifetime. However, I do think some stricter impositions need to be made on repeat and violent offenders.

Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11980 posts
17th Jan '13

I support the more extensive background check, I don't think everyone can be trusted with a gun. But I just worry it is step 1 to an ultimate plan to try to all but rid the US of guns. I have seen it mentioned numerous times since the CT shooting and it happens after almost every publicized shooting.

That girl Amber +2 2 kids; California 6981 posts
17th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rabbit™:</b>" I dunno how to explain it without going all over the place... Getting your rights suspended isn like ... [snip!] ... a presidential pardon, especially if the crime was committed when the defendent was illegal or had renounced their citizenship."</blockquote>



Gotcha. TBH, the only experience I have with any of it is from my fiances friend. He was convicted of OUI 4 times ( a whole other discussion) and that is a felony. Hes not allowed to own weapons or hunt, which is a very big deal here.

r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting Mama Rice:" I support the more extensive background check, I don't think everyone can be trusted with a gun. But ... [snip!] ... of guns. I have seen it mentioned numerous times since the CT shooting and it happens after almost every publicized shooting."


It's a right that needs to be earned in many circumstances, in my opinion. I'm afraid that it's leading towards criminalizing the ownership of guns myself. I'm not sure I can see it going that far without some kind of uprising though. It's still a very scary reality that we may be facing. :(

r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting Amberchik78:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Rabbit
Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11980 posts
17th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rabbit™:</b>" It's a right that needs to be earned in many circumstances, in my opinion. I'm afraid that it's leading ... [snip!] ... I can see it going that far without some kind of uprising though. It's still a very scary reality that we may be facing. :("</blockquote>



The people in that news articles in NY were already criminalized. Sex offenders are tracked and their information is public for the safety of the public. These law abiding gun owners were treated like criminals and their information was put out, it completely made them seem like a danger to their neighbors IMO.