Some call him TTAG’s resident troll. Others consider him nothing more than grist for our collective ill. I mean, mill. I call him a true believer. Whether or not MikeB30200 believes in God, and how that informs his zeal for gun control, is an interesting question. Regardless, I reckon the American expat took this passage of the bible to heart: “Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee’.” Seriously. MikeB302000 gets props for taking y’all on. Times two when someone—in this case me—manages to pin him down on policy. Switching and mixing metaphors mid-stream, it’s not easy to break cover when there are dozens of well-trained snipers watch your every move . . .
But here it is: MikeB302000’s vision of gun control, originally posted here. Sorry, did I say gun control? I meant “safety.” And again hats off to MikeB302000 for not buying into his fellow travellers’ rebranding exercise. Yet.
Of course, the Mikester didn’t address the issue of registering ammunition, as I requested. But still, by thy words he shall be known. Deeds? As in actual policy? God help us . . .
Forget about all the guns already owned, let’s start from now on. All new gun purchases have to be made by licensed gun buyers, maybe that FOID system would be a good example. Then every weapon would be registered to a particular person who has a license and would have to present himself and the gun to the police after three months to renew the registration. After that the renewal would be yearly.
Along with this, naturally there’d be required background checks on any type of gun transfer. The registration of a gun would transfer with it to the next licensed owner.
Straw purchasing would be eliminated. So would those supposedly good faith private transfers to criminals which take place now with such ease.
[Note: purely personal attacks (a.k.a., flaming) will be deleted.]