Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:33:59 PM
but when then they make the tests unavailable...they have effectively banned guns.
Which is exactly how politicans work. If you look at my states pistol restriction they're insane most companies don`t sell here because of them. It sounded good on paper because they mandated drop test so the gun won`t fire which any good company I`m sure does but then added a bunch of other usless requirements. It turned out to be that only S&W a company in Mass pretty much got a monopoly on pistols in this state for a few years while they took their time test other applicants guns. Geeeee bet that lawmaker didn`t get his palm greased from someone at S&W.......
Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:19:22 PM
It's crazy, pay for a pistol, bring the receipt with the permit application to the sherifs dept. and get fingerprinted, only then can you sign up for the safety course (which is booked a year out in my county and it has to be taken IN my county) then take the certificate from passing the course to the sherifs department where they will put the application through (the one you turned in a year ago if it takes that long to get into the course) and once you receive the permit papers in the mail then you can take it to the gun shop and pick up the gun you purchased.
This is exactly why the NRA fights tooth and nail against all restrictions. Even the reasonable ones. It may seem reasonable to require a safety test, but when then they make the tests unavailable...they have effectively banned guns.
Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:14:07 PM
HumanAction & McGovern - thanks for correcting me on that. I knew some states had restrictions on accessories and such, but I was under the impression that they couldn't require a permit just for purchase. That is very retarded, and unconstitutional. I live in Washington, which is mostly liberal, but we don`t have any such restrictions.
Thursday, March 28, 2013 8:34:18 AM
TheeAJ123: Whoah! Getting a little defensive here, are we? I just thought most of you would find what I said amazing, because gun stores are very common in the States. I made no value judgement - take it as you will. Frankly, if I lived in any one of a number of US cities, I'd probably want to get a carry permit. (And real maple syrup is too GD expensive, BTW. I`ve had it only a few times.) 8-\