updated
03/13/18

Fuck The NRA promotes A Safe National Gun Control Law



Our nation needs Comprehensive National Gun Legislation that addresses all, and not just some, of the critical issues concerning gun control. While it is important to respect individuals' rights to have guns for hunting and protection of their homes, civilians should not have possession of weapons that can be used for mass executions.

Not all communities are affected equally by gun violence. The Parkland Shooting on 02/14/18 took place in an affluent neighborhood and involved a semi-automatic rifle. Shootings in lower-socioeconomic areas tend to involve less-expensive handguns. That is why it is critical to address all gun types - pistols, handguns, rifles and shotguns - and not just the semi-automatic rifles.

Mass shootings can happen anywhere, including schools, churches, night clubs, universities, and community centers. If we want to be a society of law and order, then we must have the means to enforce that law and order in an environment that allows law enforcement officers to do their jobs with reasonable safety.

The United States of America needs a sensible gun control policy designed to allow individuals to legally protect their homes and/or hunt, while preventing civilians from out-gunning local police forces, and local police forces from out-gunning either state national guards or federal military forces. This policy includes:

1)  Classification of Gun Ownership
2)  Training and Registration
3)  Amnesty and Buy-back
4)  Minimum Mandatory Sentencing

 

1) Classification of Gun Ownership:

 

Gun Class 1 - Civilian:

This includes all handguns, pistols, rifles and shotguns that are manual re-load [1] only (i.e. - neither semi-automatic [2] nor automatic weapons [3]). Conversion kits designed to transform these guns into semi-automatic or automatic weapons would be illegal for ownership by, or public or private sale to, civilians.
 

Gun Class 2 - Police/Security:

This includes all handguns, pistols, rifles and shotguns that are either manual re-load or semi-automatic, but not automatic weapons. Conversion kits designed to transform manual re-load weapons into semi-automatic weapons could be publicly sold to individual police departments and properly licensed private security firms, but not privately sold to any of their employees (i.e. - these guns could be issued to employees for their official duties, but are owned by the employer). Conversion kits designed to transform any guns in this class into automatic weapons would be illegal for ownership by, or sale to, police departments, private security firms, and/or any of their employees.
 

Gun Class 3 - Military:

This includes any and all types of guns and gun conversion kits, including manual re-load, semi-automatic and automatic weapons.
 

Gun Class 4 - Dealers/Collectors:

Any individual or entity (i.e. - business, corporation, etc.) desiring to sell any class of gun must obtain and maintain all applicable local, state, and federal licenses prior to, and while, conducting such sales.
 

Gun Class 5 - Gifts:

An individual may give one (1) Class One Gun per year, that they already own and have already registered in their own name, to one, and only one other individual as a gift, without having a gun dealer license. An individual can only give up to one gifted gun per year. An individual can only receive up to one gifted gun per year. Gifted guns must be de-registered by the individual who is giving the gifted gun, and first-time registered by the individual who is receiving the gifted gun, as outlined below in the section on Training and Registration. Entities cannot gift guns.

 

2) Mandatory Annual Training and Registration:

 

Training:

Every year, any civilian wanting to own a Class One Gun must take and pass both a written and a practical exam in gun use and safety. Current proof of passing these annual exams must be presented at the time of each and every gun registration, or the registration will be denied.
 

Registration:

Each and every year, all Civilian Class One Gun Sales (including trade, barter or exchange) and Civilian Class One Gun Gifts are to be registered in a national database. Upon initiating ownership of a Class One Gun, and each and every year thereafter, all Civilian Owned Class One Guns are to be registered in a national database as either:

1.  First-Time Registered by the individual buying a gun or receiving it as a gift.

2.  Annually Re-Registered to continue ownership of a gun.

3.  De-Registered by the individual who is selling a gun or giving it as a gift.

4.  Surrendered by the individual owner to the local police prior to the end of the current annual registration period [4].
 

Violations:

The following violations incur a loss of all gun ownership rights, with forfeiture to the federal government without compensation, of all guns of any classification that are in the possession of the offending individual or entity:

a)  Failure of the original owner to register any Class One Gun Sale or Gift (given or received).

b)  Failure of the current owner to register, re-register, de-register, or surrender any Class One Gun Ownership.

c)  Loss by the current owner of any Class One Gun (i.e. - lost or stolen gun).

d)  Giving or receiving more than one gifted Class One Gun per year.

e)  Class One Gun gifting by an entity (i.e. - this is non-individual gifting, which is equivalent to an illegal sale by an entity).

f)  Receiving, by a civilian, a Class One Gun gift from an entity (i.e. - this is non-individual gifting, which is equivalent to illegal ownership by an individual).

 

3) National Amnesty Period and Buy-Back Program:



Immediately upon implementation of this policy, a national gun buy-back program and amnesty period is in force for a total of six (6) consecutive months during which time all individuals and entities are exempt from any penalties in this policy. During this six month period, the United States Government registers, or buys back at fair market value, any and all classes of guns from any and all individuals and/or entities, without imposing penalties. After this six month period, all provisions of this policy, including penalties, are in full force.

 

4) Minimum Mandatory Prison Sentences Without Parole:

 

10 Years:

Civilian possession of a Class Two Gun, a Class Three Gun, a Class Two Conversion Kit, a Class Three Conversion Kit, an unregistered gun, or a lost or stolen gun.
 

10 Years:

Police/Security Officer possession, not related to official duty, of a Class Three Gun, a Class Three Conversion Kit, an unregistered gun, or a lost or stolen gun.
 

15 Years:

For possession of any gun used in an ILLEGAL ACTIVITY where the weapon IS NOT fired and there ARE NOT any physical injuries or deaths.
 

20 Years:

For possession of any gun used in an ILLEGAL ACTIVITY where the weapon IS fired but there ARE NOT any physical injuries or deaths.
 

25 Years:

For possession of any gun used in an ILLEGAL ACTIVITY where the weapon IS NOT fired but there ARE any physical injuries or deaths (ex: pistol whipping).
 

30 Years:

For possession of any gun used in an ILLEGAL ACTIVITY where the weapon IS fire and there ARE any physical injuries or deaths.


 

NOTES:

1. Manual-reload:

Any handgun, pistol, rifle, or shotgun which requires manual human action after each firing in order to reload, including single-shots (dropping blocks [tilting, falling, rolling], break-action, hinged block, bolt action, lever release) and repeaters (revolver, bolt action, lever-action, pump-action, rolling block).
 

2. Semi-automatic:

Any handgun, pistol, rifle, or shotgun which automatically reloads itself prior to the next round, but must be manually, trigger fired. These weapons automatically reload. They do not automatically re-fire (a separate manual trigger pull is required for each firing).
 

3. Automatic:

Any handgun, pistol, rifle, shotgun, or machine gun which automatically reloads and fires as long as the trigger is continually held without release (no repeated manual trigger pulls required to continue re-loading and re-firing).
 

4. Surrender:

Prior to the end of any annual registration period, any registered Class One Gun can be surrendered to the local police by its owner without penalty. There is no financial compensation for the surrender of a Class One Gun.


 

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