Marcia Wiegand
Marcia Wiegand

Christopher responsible gun owners do not,usually, open fire in a crowded theater, go into a school with a loaded weapon, or go out into the street and start shooting random citizens...we are trying to stop the bad guys...I don't care if you own a gun for sport, or entertainment, I just don't think you NEED an automatic weapon of any kind and we need you to take better care of your weapons so the bad guys have a harder time getting one in their cheesy little hands...do you get it???

Roger A East
Roger A East
  • Marcia Wiegand

Criminals by distention break the laws. So passing new laws will only effect law biding citizens. We have several good gun laws on the books that need enforced instead of making new laws.

Marissa Balodis
Marissa Balodis
  • Marcia Wiegand

Marcia, are you saying that you didn't already know that AUTOMATIC weapons are already illegal to manufacture, extremely controlled and insanely expensive and time consuming to acquire?

Marissa Balodis
Marissa Balodis
  • Marcia Wiegand

Let me make a simple point, with every firearm that doesn't get purchased because of a new law, a criminal smiles, knowing that they will be less likely to encounter resistance their next time out. By ATTEMPTING to make it harder for criminals to get firearms, we would in fact be making it more difficult for law abiding citizens to purchase firearms while adding little to nothing to the effort required by a criminal.

Ricky Blevins
Ricky Blevins
  • Marcia Wiegand

Marcia if responsible gun owners do not,usually, open fire in a crowded theater, go into a school with a loaded weapon, or go out into the street and start shooting random citizens. Then why shouldn't they be able to own semi-automatic weapons? Also for your information automatic weapons are already banned. With the GCA of 1986 (Gun Control Act) Civilians are not allowed to posess fully automatic weapons unless they were manufactured prior to 1986. The weapons manufactured before 1986 are...
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Marcia if responsible gun owners do not,usually, open fire in a crowded theater, go into a school with a loaded weapon, or go out into the street and start shooting random citizens. Then why shouldn't they be able to own semi-automatic weapons? Also for your information automatic weapons are already banned. With the GCA of 1986 (Gun Control Act) Civilians are not allowed to posess fully automatic weapons unless they were manufactured prior to 1986. The weapons manufactured before 1986 are...
In addition the permit once issued requires that the permit be with the registered licensed weapon at all times and especially when transported. You must also show proof that the registered weapon is stored in a safe or locked container that meets BATFE guidelines. Issuing the Permit also allows BATFE to make a personal inspection of your residence or storage area once annually.(Usually announced prior by appointment)

Ricky Blevins
Ricky Blevins
  • Marcia Wiegand

I love how you liberals just want to throw away our constitutional rights. Do you really think criminals go through criminal background checks? Okay just for laughs let's say they ban the sales of semi-automatic weapons and large capacity magazines. Who does that benefit? Criminals and a tyrannical government. People are starting to wake up and realize how corrupt our Government is and how were being pushed into a more socialist form of Government everyday. They want these certain type of...

I love how you liberals just want to throw away our constitutional rights. Do you really think criminals go through criminal background checks? Okay just for laughs let's say they ban the sales of semi-automatic weapons and large capacity magazines. Who does that benefit? Criminals and a tyrannical government. People are starting to wake up and realize how corrupt our Government is and how were being pushed into a more socialist form of Government everyday. They want these certain type of weapons banned before everyone wakes up and starts arming themselves to the teeth. America and Sweden are the last armed citizenry left in the World and if they disarm Americans there will be no more freedom on this entire planet. There are so many of these weapons already out there that if they banned them today you could still get one 50 years from now. Do you have any idea how many unregistered Chinese AK47, SKS that can easily converted to fully automatic are in this country? Nobody does.

Dwight J Cole
Dwight J Cole

Put the GUNS DOWN !!!!!

Ed Evans
Ed Evans

I have never in my life seen so many people in denial over the whole gun issue. Gun ownership in this country is a form of insanity born of the huge business of weapons, in all its permutations. Of course background check reform will have little or no impact on this problem: This is merely skirting the issue and pretending to be doing something. Lock these damned weapons away from those who aren't supposed to have them. With gun ownership must come responsibility, and the primary responsibility is to prevent unlawful use.

Roger A East
Roger A East
  • Ed Evans

So if someone steal my car and kills someone with it I should be charged with a crime?

Ricky Blevins
Ricky Blevins
  • Ed Evans

No Roger you'll be found innocent for reason of insanity

George Vreeland Hill
George Vreeland Hill

Guns and people do not mix. Not anymore. Too many innocent people including children have been victims of gun violence. More die from gun use than are protected by guns. And it is getting worse. The NRA and its supporters have never had an answer to the problem, but they make sure that we know of their right to bear arms. Well, they all need to shut up. Our right to be free from gun violence far outweighs their right to bear arms. Guns that are used to kill have no business in society. Get...

Guns and people do not mix. Not anymore. Too many innocent people including children have been victims of gun violence. More die from gun use than are protected by guns. And it is getting worse. The NRA and its supporters have never had an answer to the problem, but they make sure that we know of their right to bear arms. Well, they all need to shut up. Our right to be free from gun violence far outweighs their right to bear arms. Guns that are used to kill have no business in society. Get rid of them. We the people have had enough of guns. GEORGE VREELAND HILL

Roger A East
Roger A East
  • George Vreeland Hill

George, this is America and it has a long history of both guns and violence. I am not sure what society you want to live in Canada maybe. But one think is for sure, guns are in America to stay. Obama has done more for the gun manufactures than gun control. Gun sales and profits are at an all time high at the fear of more gun laws. There is no possible way to rid America of its guns without confiscation and that in turn is not good for America because it would bring an all out civil war...

George, this is America and it has a long history of both guns and violence. I am not sure what society you want to live in Canada maybe. But one think is for sure, guns are in America to stay. Obama has done more for the gun manufactures than gun control. Gun sales and profits are at an all time high at the fear of more gun laws. There is no possible way to rid America of its guns without confiscation and that in turn is not good for America because it would bring an all out civil war between the Federal Government and the States. Can you imagine going from house to house in Texas trying to take guns away.

Michael Beck
Michael Beck

Michael Beck·19 hours ago
well(!) this a complex conundrum... of course it shouldnt be easier to get a fire-arm than buying and operating a car. but first off i'm not much for laws (n general) and any governent ( but Love) tellin me what too do... i grew up with guns (had my first at 7 years old, out n the Mojave just across the mountains from death valley)... my Dad taught me, safety first, how to shoot straight a distant 2nd. anyway,,,, for the last 30+ years i've been living in the...

Michael Beck·19 hours ago
well(!) this a complex conundrum... of course it shouldnt be easier to get a fire-arm than buying and operating a car. but first off i'm not much for laws (n general) and any governent ( but Love) tellin me what too do... i grew up with guns (had my first at 7 years old, out n the Mojave just across the mountains from death valley)... my Dad taught me, safety first, how to shoot straight a distant 2nd. anyway,,,, for the last 30+ years i've been living in the mountains of northen New Mexico, where hunting (and fishing) & gathering plants is way of Life. Hunting is a way that father n son/daughter learn bout each of the other and Life. it's not about the harvest, but the hunt itself.... you get to know each other, Father n kids, planet and hunters.... ( i suppose city folk can only imagine)......... So, what do we do to stop the insanity(?) ban guns(?) tell it to the people that were maimed in Boston... so we ban pressure cookers(!)? well, heck, their ya go...

Michael Beck
Michael Beck
  • Michael Beck

...No, the problem hinges on the the bent psyche of America.... big brother (daddy) governtnent ain't gonna fix-it...... tis up to you n me.

Kelli Goodsir
Kelli Goodsir

I don't understand why this does not go through with the massive gun violence in today's nation. The majority of the people of all states condone background checks yet their senators voted it down. These senators sold out to the NRA and were bought off and the people's voice was ignored -typical Republicans and shame on the Democrats that voted this down. I am sickened by the lack of consideration of what the majority wants overshadowed by greed! Please vote yes on background checks for the...

I don't understand why this does not go through with the massive gun violence in today's nation. The majority of the people of all states condone background checks yet their senators voted it down. These senators sold out to the NRA and were bought off and the people's voice was ignored -typical Republicans and shame on the Democrats that voted this down. I am sickened by the lack of consideration of what the majority wants overshadowed by greed! Please vote yes on background checks for the safety of the people and the acknowledgement of those children and others killed by mentally ill people that may have been prevented with background checks. Let the people speak and don't be moved by your own greed and ignorance.

Ricky Blevins
Ricky Blevins
  • Kelli Goodsir

Really Kelli try reading these post and tell me what the majority wants. Where do you people come up with these stats? Must be out of a crackerjack box.

Tyler DeWayne Watkins
Tyler DeWayne Watkins

tell me how does a background check stop someone from committing a mass killing? Stop them from getting the guy you say? How about they steal the gun? How about they build a bomb? What stops massing killings? A GOOD GUY WITH A GUN,

Roger A East
Roger A East

We as Americans do not need more gun control. We just need the present laws enforced.

Martha Scott Pincus
Martha Scott Pincus

I am tired of being bullied by the NRA and other pro gun owners. I don't want your guns taken away but we need to have a sensible federal gun law. I want to see decreasing the size of magazines, making it more difficult purchasing war guns and requiring all gun purchases to have back ground checks.

Roger A East
Roger A East

Vote the Gun Control Bills Down or lose my vote for your political office Not a warning a promise.

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