Date sent: Wed, 09 Jun 1999 07:19:02 -0500 To: email@example.com From: Chuck Kuecker <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [GUNS] a comment Send reply to: email@example.com
> At 09:02 PM 6/8/99 -0500, Joe Dees wrote:
> >> Let's start enforcing what laws we have. Leave the publicity stunts for the
> >> media.
> >As soon as he is able, after a considerable expenditure of money
> >and time, to shut down such trade in outlying counties of his state,
> >the conduit would extend to out-of-state, where he could do nothing
> >to oppose it. Meanwhile the killing continues. We have
> >protections and checkpoints on our national borders, not on our
> >state ones. To prevent the criminal trade that patchwork gun laws
> >promote, they should be nationally standardized.
> This should include mandatory repeals of all the community gun bans, then,
> in the name of consistency? Morton Grove and Oak Park here both have banned
> guns - in Oak Park, ALL guns, and even driving through with a properly
> stored gun in your car is illegal. I am sure they will fight tooth and nail
> to preserve what they have in the face of federal 'standardization' unless
> the fed law is even more restrictive..
No, I think standard says what it is. The limited federal laws I have proposed should be nationally adopted and the differences between states or municipalities which exceed those should not stand (judicially ensuring this would be a proper use of the 2nd amendment).
> I hope you are not advocating that we adopt some sort of internal passport
> system or interstate customs system to prevent 'smuggling' - we are already
> way too close to that now.
Not at all; such an internal sectioning of our country would be both restrictive and cumbersome, and I oppose it.