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To fix our gun crisis, we should revert back to ’60s gun laws

CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior MemberKaniksu Nat'l Forest, IDPosts: 5,486 Senior Member

This dude is such a 'king Fudd, he thinks gun laws were more restrictive in 1960 than now. 

How does this crap get published? 


My proposal is simply that we revert to the gun laws that prevailed in the United States around 1960. From a public-safety standpoint, that was far from a perfect world. The cheap revolvers called “Saturday night specials” ruled the night in many cities. Loopholes as to the sale and registration of long arms allowed the importation of the mail-order rifle that Lee Harvey Oswald used to kill President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

Yet law-abiding hunters and target shooters had all the weapons and firepower they needed and were not in a state of constant turmoil over state and federal laws that restricted most shotguns to three rounds and most semiautomatic rifles and handguns to fewer than 20 rounds. American gun and ammunition manufacturers such as Remington, Winchester and Colt were thriving. Nobody argued that a six-shot revolver was inadequate for home-protection emergencies. Deer and elk hunters who used larger caliber rifles felt amply equipped with standard magazines of a half-dozen or so shells.






https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/09/01/how-split-nra-two/
When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

Adam J. McCleod


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  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Podunk, Tx.Posts: 8,227 Senior Member
    We don't have a gun crisis.  We have a criminal crisis.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Kaniksu Nat'l Forest, IDPosts: 5,486 Senior Member
    Read it. Full of stupid, but sadly few who read wapo actually own guns or know much about actual gun laws.
    Exactly. I couldn't believe some of the statements were actually published. 


    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • mosseybuckmosseybuck Member San Luis Valley, CoPosts: 566 Senior Member
    knitepoet said:
    Hey, I'd LOVE for us to go back to pre-GCA '68 laws <3<3<3

    While we're at it, why not back to pre-NFA '34 laws. Then, not only can we mail order the guns we want, it can be ANY gun.
    What's not to love about that??

    I'm with you 100%, especially in favor of going back to pre-NFA '34 laws!

    USMC '59-'65, NRA Lifer, Tennessee Squire
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