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What is happening to the gun control movement?

I found this article interesting. I too get the sense that the control movement is loseing direction and steam. In other words it is becoming more politically damaging to be against guns than in full support of the second amendment.

What do you think? A lot of smoke or a real trend?

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I can't speak for the States but Canada's gun law is breaking up fast. It is so close to being scraped. Good about time.

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That is good to know Chester. Was it because of cost or just general resentment of the registration system? I remember discussing gun laws north of the border with you some time ago (years?) and it sounded pretty rough!

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I think people are starting to realize that the sword is mightier than the pen.
The terrorist figured it out... The sooner everyone else dose, the score will be even and we can have a tighter grip on freedom.

God bless the free world !

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I think it is a combo of extra costs (1 billion instead of 2 million) and the fact that they can't back up the law with any sound evidence that the law actually worked(ie decreased gun related crime). They stated that they could not come up with one single time that the law prevented a gun related crime. We all knew it was a bogus law and now maybe they are starting to see it as well.

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The pen is mightier than the sword in the long-term. It's just that the sword is a whole lot harder to ignore in the short term!

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What is happening to the gun control movement?

Chester, do you have mandatory background checks and waiting periods before purchase similar to the states? Just curious.

Any way are you guys saying you agree that control is on its way out?

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Our background checks are when we get our firearms license and is continuous, that is it can be revoked at any time based on criminal or threatening behaviour. I don't think gun control will completely leave but a lesser law will stick. The gun reg. may be scraped and the old system of reg. only restricted or new weapons will probably replace it.

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Big smile It seems to me that if pro and con guncotrol struggle will continue the way as it is going on now, we will end up with a stricter gun control laws. This is because irresponsible gun owners will sway too many to a change the legislature and swing it too far against gun users.

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It's not over folks, just taking a slight breather while the Republicans are on top.
Join the NRA.

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What is happening to the gun control movement?

Several years ago I heard, through a guy I worked with, there was a small town somewhere in Texas that had a law on the books that required everyone to own a gun. Does anyone know of the town and if the law still exists.

Our Constitution was written as it is, for freedom of the people. There was alot of time and effort put into the writing.There will always be somebody that will thinks they have a better way.
Any time there are changes that effect the Constitution. The changes will end up biting the changers in the ass. It just takes a lot of wasted time.
Some people are just not willing to look at the primary problem. The quick resolve never works.
The gun control laws won't work. They're not about controlling guns. They're about controlling people.
As with every other time that our rights are unrightfully removed. It's going to take alot of wasted time and money.

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