Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave
It is not registering that we object to so much as to how the bill was drafted
Well, I said I'd read the act, and so that's what I'm going to do, and I'll let you know what I think. Why can't things be like Switzerland where any male *not* in possession of his rifle is in violation of civic duty?
[...] the amount of money wasted and the rights given to bureaucrats/police to invade your home to see if you are obeying the letter of the law.
I hear some people say the feds are going to *sell* the gun registery, but when I search online there doesn't seem to be anything specific about that.
Is that just an example of information corrupted by gossip, or what? If you think too much information in the hands of government is dangerous, just wait until a corporation gets its proprietary hands on it.
Note that most of the rules on possession and storage were written by someone that has never been closer to a hunting rifle that a movie.
I hate people like that. I can't tell you how many times I've been freaked by amateurs swinging their new "toy" around. I felt like shooting them, but I figured it would be sending the wrong message.
But seriously, I got my Belgian 22, *with scope*, when I was five, but dad wouldn't let me shoot it until I could show him that I knew how to take it apart, clean it, and put it back together, which means I didn't actually fire the thing until I was eight. Then I made pocket money for the bounty on coyote tails. At $15 each, that was a frikkin' *fortune* to kids in those days! You can't *imagine* the candy and toys and bikes $15 would buy back then! I had the biggest comic book collection in town! Mom used to pout that I had more pocket money than her, but dad said as long as I paid my tithe, it was mine to do as I please.
Then as a teen, I got invited to go shooting with classmates after school, and they freaked me out. They called it dickey-bird hunting, which means shoot anything that moves, i.e. Robins, house sparrows, ground squirrels (how many hours did I spend trying to explain they weren't gophers), cats or dogs without collars, etc., and my God they were careless. They didn't have a clue what they were holding, and their policy of shooting anything made me wanna vomit.
I told them to leave me alone and stay away if they were going to use their guns that way. That made me unpopular, and one day they pushed me into the lockers, so I snuck a bottle of nitric acid and a long-stem pyrex funnel out of the science class and worked the stem of the funnel into a Z over the flames of our gas stove, and manipulated that into the air vents of the lockers to pour nitric acid over their winter coats and books, which made their parents go ballistic, whereupon I got called on the carpet before the principal, but they couldn't prove anything, so the science teacher told me to stay after class and when nobody was looking he grabbed me by the neck and slammed my head into the desk several times, when *they* were the ones who didn't know how to use their weapons! Geez... there is no justice.
So, okay, I'm going to read the act, but in the mean time, I have a question. Personally I like the idea of a registery because I want it to be clear and official that those weapons are mine. Mine. Nobody else touch. And if they get stolen, I get them back.
So... *if* you were to imagine a need for a gun registery, *how* would *you* have it work?
Go ahead and tell me, because if I find a problem with the act, then I'm going to take it to a Senator, and he's going to ask me how it should work, so I want to hear what people think.
Last edited by Omicron; Aug 24th, 2010 at 09:52 PM..