Gun laws we really need

The Dayton Daily News has a story about a group of church leaders planning a prayer vigil in front of the Bill Goodmans Gun and Knife show which is held at Hara Arena. They are calling for “criminal background checks on all firearm transactions”- which is already done- unless you are a private seller meeting a private buyer there. All dealers who have a Federal Firearms License (FFL) are required to do the checks.

Representatives from the churches that make up the Anchored in Peace network…will formally announce their plans to have a Prayer Rally at 1 p.m. on May 2 at the corner of Shiloh Springs Road and Wolf Road, in front of Hara Arena… (they) want(…) to bring attention and raise support for the passage of House Resolution 2324, which is the Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2009, … which requires criminal background checks on all firearm transactions occurring at gun shows, was introduced by U.S. Rep. Michael Castle, R-Delaware.

via Criminal background checks at gunshows wanted by group of churches.

However, there are much more important things that we could and should be doing to solve these problems.

  • The crime of trying to buy a gun as a convicted felon- isn’t prosecuted currently. A very small number of people get in trouble for this.
  • Being caught with a firearm under disability isn’t treated harshly enough either.

But my real gripe is- you can’t fill a SCUBA tank with air in this country without having successfully completing an intensive training course- where the only person you’ll kill is yourself- yet, we still have ZERO requirements for gun safety training before ownership.

The best part of the Carry Concealed Weapons (CCW) license is that it finally addresses the issues of proper firearms training.

A waiver should be granted for any properly discharged veterans, who have had proper firearms training- but, everyone else needs to take a proper safety course.

This hasn’t even been discussed by the legislature.

Yet, you can’t ride an under 50cc scooter in Ohio without a drivers license, you can’t cut hair without a barbers license, you can’t appraise homes without an appraisers licensee… oh, wait…

(I hope to see lots of other stupid licensing laws added in the comments of this post)

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