120 Mayors Unite on Gun-Tracking Database

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120 Mayors Unite on Gun-Tracking Database

By Brian DeBose
THE WASHINGTON TIMES

January 24, 2007

More than 120 of the nation's mayors urged Congress yesterday to allow federal and local law enforcement to share gun database tracking information in an effort to curtail the illegal sale of firearms.

City executives said they have run out of options to keep guns off their streets. Gun-buyback programs and stings on vendors who violate laws haven't solved the problem, they said.

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woodcanoe
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How about locking up for a long time those who commit crimes with guns? We have plenty of laws on the books. Why don't the city executives see that these laws are ENFORCED!

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How does tracking those who register their guns help illegal guns off the street?

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The tracking of gun owners and guns will eventually lead to the confiscation of guns. The small step that the mayors want is the camels nose under the tent. If these stupid mayors were at all truly interested in solving their gun violence problem they would see to it that those who are caught with guns illegally would get really stiff sentences, instead of being turned back out on the street with only a slap on the wrist.

Look at Massachusetts, with the stiffest gun laws in New England, However the result of these tough rules has had no effect on the gun crime in Mass. Anyone with an ounce of brains would see that what they have created is not working and perhaps needs to be re-thought out and done over. The laws as currently written in Mass. have made it very tough to legitimately own and carry in Mass. yet the bad guys continue as if there wre no laws. It is simply stupid. And I see where the previous Portland Mayor signed on Portland as well. Shades of Chitwood!

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What woodcanoe said. If the EXISTING laws were uniformly & fairly enforced, there would be no need for discussions such as this.

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New York Times
52 Mayors Unite to Curb Illegal Firearms

By SEWELL CHAN
Published: January 24, 2007

Bloomberg maintained the coalition respected the Second Amendment, was not trying to curb gun rights. “That’s ideological nonsense...we’ve just got to move past it,” he said. “Respecting the rights of gun owners while cracking down on illegal guns are completely compatible goals.”

Ray Schoenke, president of American Hunters and Shooters Association: “It is time to begin rebuilding respect for our hunting/shooting heritage, which for the last 30 years has been tarnished by gun-rights extremists.”

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When was the 2nd amendment just for hunting.....

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How timely of them - since this informational database will segue very nicely with the national ID system rapidly approaching. :roll:

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jemhunter -

The Second Amendment was originally designed for hunting redcoats. From the time redcoats went out of style the Amendment was expanded.

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Just to satisfy my curiosity, how many people on this forum could [b]build[/b] a gun? I know I could. It might not be aesthetically pleasing, but it would function. How many [b]million[/b] people are capable of doing the same? How many people in the U.S. have a background in metalworking? Honestly, any high school student could do it in metal shop. I could do it in a matter of a few hours. Anyone else?

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Maine Constitution Article I.Declaration of Rights.

Article I.
Declaration of Rights.

Section 16. To keep and bear arms. Every citizen has a right to keep and bear arms and this right shall never be questioned.

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I designed and built a 22 short "pen" gun in machine shop in high school, very simple design consisting of a 4 inch smooth bore barrel with a slightly recessed chamber and a screw on breach with a simple two spring, spring loaded rimfire firing pin mechanism that you would pull back and then release, A lot like the thing you would use to shoot the ball on a pinball machine (that's where I got the idea) it was a bit chunky but it fired every time. You would hold it in your hands like a roll of quarters. The only thing missing was an extractor but I used a small dowel when the spent brass wouldn't just tap out. I Got an A on the project. I demonstrated its function at our science fair by shooting it into a 2x4 for anyone who would watch. It was a big hit.

Longing for the good old days. :wink:

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[quote="Mike Travers"]Just to satisfy my curiosity, how many people on this forum could [b]build[/b] a gun? I know I could. [/quote]
My parents came to the US from Norway, and as a child I visited relatives there pretty often. One of my uncles had a Sten sub-machine gun hanging on his wall. Needless to say, as a little boy I was fascinated by it. The story on this particular weapon was that it was one of many he had built during the German occupation. The Allies dropped weapons to the resistance movement, he took the specs off a Sten gun and started making his own. Now if he could do this under Nazi occupation, with very limited resources as far as tooling and materials... one can draw their own conclusions. By the way, almost all of my male relatives (for that matter, my mother was in the resistance) fought the Germans, and to a man they kept their weapons after the war. Five years of totalitarian rule taught them some hard lessons.

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