Would Tyranny be a better word? Yeah, Tyranny. I like that word better. I've never met anyone who could demonstrate a real understanding of "fascism." Note that the people who support tyrants never see themselves the way history sees them. We all need to keep an eye on our own ideas ... a-a-and... where they would lead us. We need to look beyond our own anger, and see where it will lead if followed to their ultimate conclusion.Here is a very scary step towards full-blown totalitarianism. (I don't prefer to use the word fascism.) Notice how it's Obama who is doing and defending the new 21st century goose-step...
Shela Jackson-Lee Democrat, introduced gun confiscation legislation this morning and only federally licensed people will be allowed to own guns. Here it comes!As a law abiding US citizen with no arrest record, I have a constitutional right to buy a firearm. Do you object to any ID checks there?
A friend that lives outside Chicago relates it's already that way there...Shela Jackson-Lee Democrat, introduced gun confiscation legislation this morning and only federally licensed people will be allowed to own guns. Here it comes!
I foresee an ass chewing in your future. Expect name calling and insinuation.A friend that lives outside Chicago relates it's already that way there...
I foresee a whole lot of rather distasteful things coming down the pipe in the next 4 years... Buckle up, gonna be a rocky ride as we watch our constitutional rights challenged, all in the name of socialism, cause it's worked so well other places...
That's BS plain and simple. The proposed legislation includes registration (you know, like our cars and trailers), safe storage, and tightening oversight of gun and ammo dealers (like maybe so any crazed idiot can't get 3,000 rounds of armor piercing ammo off the interwebs). Nothing about confiscation.Shela Jackson-Lee Democrat, introduced gun confiscation legislation this morning and only federally licensed people will be allowed to own guns. Here it comes!
These statistics to me define the horror of unrestricted gun access; that is, when anyone can buy a cheap gun on the street, some purchased to commit crimes(some for self protection). These statistics, are proof of a one to one positive correlation between easy gun access and crime(throw in a bunch of poverty in that equation). Imagine how much worse it might have been.You are indeed the friend I was referring to.
Warms the heart that these regulations have done so much to put a halt to violent crime and murder... Oh wait...
• Violent crime rate: 404.1 per 100,000 people
• Total 2018 murders: 884 (4th highest)
• Imprisonment rate: 418 adults per 100,000 (18th lowest)
• Poverty rate: 12.1% (22nd lowest)
• Most dangerous city: Danville
Illinois is one of the 19 states where the violent crime rate exceeds 400 incidents per 100,000 people. As is typically the case, crime in the state is concentrated in urban areas. In Chicago, the most populous city in Illinois, 27,357 violent crimes were committed in 2018, more than half the total number of crimes reported in the state that year.
Still, after adjusting for population Chicago does not rank as the most dangerous city in the state – that distinction goes to Danville. There were 1,791.5 reported incidents of rape, robbery, homicide, and aggravated assault for every 100,000 people in Danville in 2018, well above Chicago's violent crime rate of 1,006.1 per 100,000.
Those gun access laws all make complete sense.I'm probably the friend MNichols refers to.
If you like the idea of having to apply for a state Firearm Owners Identification Card (for which the state now has a five month processing backlog) before you can buy ammo, own, sell, or even handle a gun in a store, you will love the system here.
In addition to having a FOID card to do any of the above, every private transfer also has to be approved by the State Police in a separate transaction. An approval number is then issued to the private seller, who must retain this record of the transaction for ten years. That is for a private firearm transaction.
State commercial sale restrictions are parallel -- and of course are in addition to the Federal regs in place nationally.
So when you hear about national legislation on universal background checks, this is the model to which they aspire.
Forewarned is forearmed.