habitual wrote:Your guns got stolen.
And then you go on a rant about liberals passing a law in one of the most conservative states in the country.
You sound ridiculous.
Are you effing serious right now....? Should I have used sarcastic-text so the simple minded folk could understand the irony of what I was trying to point out? I honestly thought that the peeps here were a little more sly than than. Turns out I was giving way
too much credit.
My guns didn't
get stolen. I was being utterly
and completely sarcastic. It was, apparently, totally lost on you.
Here. Let me s.p.e.l.l it out for you so you can understand. I was pointing out the absolute gaping butt secks like hole in any type of legislation like the Missouri one that I posted for reference.
If the government wants to confiscate people's guns and passes a law that dictates citizens will be charged with felonies if they don't willingly comply within a specific period of time, what the fuck is there to stop people from simply saying that their guns were stolen and that they don't have them anymore to hand over? What's to stop someone from saying -> LIKE I DID -> that their guns were stolen out of the trunk of their car a day ago, a week ago, a month ago or a year ago?
Nothing. That's what.
The government cannot
prove that a person's guns weren't actually stolen. People could even go to such lengths as giving their guns to someone else for a period of time in case their home got searched by authorities so the guns weren't on the premises when searched. It's just not enforceable.
Now, let's play devil's advocate though because this allegation that I was/am an irresponsible gun owner simply because my guns were "hypothetically" stolen out of the trunk of my car really has me scratching my head. I honestly want to know what on God's green earth makes someone irresponsible if their gun(s) actually did get legitimately stolen out of their car?
What IF my guns did get stolen? How exactly
does that make me, or anyone that happened to, an irresponsible gun owner?
People get robbed every single fucking day in this country. People's cars get broken into and robbed, people's homes get broken into and robbed.
What if I was out & about with my guns because I went shooting at a range, or was out hunting or because I have a carry permit? What if I end up going to an establishment that told me I couldn't carry while there? Most states, if you refuse to comply with that request you will be charged with a Misdemeanor. So, you either refuse to comply, do as you're asked, or you leave. So, what if you chose the perfectly acceptable option of securing your handgun in your vehicle & even putting your gun lock on then returning to the establishment? What if you weren't even carrying & just had a shotgun in the trunk because you were out hunting or shooting and you just went in to shop or eat somewhere? Now, what if someone randomly breaks into your vehicle & steals your locked gun out of your trunk? Was that person, who's car got broken into, an irresponsible gun owner?
Are you going to suggest that a normal everyday person shouldn't be able to leave a firearm (or any kind of personal property for that matter) in the trunk of their car because the car could possibly be broken into? Reasonable people who live their lives the right way don't say to themselves "Well, I better not have my gun in my trunk and go somewhere with it because some scumbag criminal might just break into my car, steal my gun and go shoot someone with it".
I'll even give you a second scenario. You're someone who owns a pistol & a shotgun and keeps them in your home strictly for personal protection. You never
take them anywhere. You don't have kids, but you still have a biometric finger print safe that you keep your firearms in. You even keep them unloaded in that safe with gun locks secured. One night you decide to go out for 5-6 hours to dinner & a movie with your wife or husband. While you're gone, someone randomly breaks into your home and robs you & either had the means to get away with the entire safe or the means to successfully break into the safe & steal all of the contents. In this scenario are you an irresponsible gun owner?
You sound ridiculous