Re: [GUNS] a comment

Chuck Kuecker (
Wed, 09 Jun 1999 07:19:02 -0500

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..

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.