A Reasonable Compromise On Gun Control Part 2

Back on January 9th, 2013, I wrote a quick piece offering some compromises on gun control. At the time, Democrats were pushing hard for gun control, in the wake of a few incidents and with Obama about to start his second term. Of course, they’re pushing hard for more gun control now, despite an almost complete failure of government at multiple levels to stop the Parkland school shooter. Apparently, there were at least 22 more calls to the Florida shooter’s school than had been disclosed by the Broward Country Sheriff’s Office (not sure why Buzzfeed calls Cruz “suspected Florida shooter”: he was caught and admitted it). Unsurprisingly, the calls for gun control, banning, and confiscation have led to record numbers of attendees to Florida gun shows.

Anyhow, in the spirit of compromise, I’ll again offer a few things, updated a bit

  • Reinstatement of the original 1994 Assault Weapons Ban
  • Ban the manufacture, sale, and transfer of magazines higher than 10 rounds starting the date the legislation passes
  • Require background checks on all weapons purchased at gun shows before the purchaser takes ownership of the weapon (the so-called gun show loophole)
  • Background checks would be required for all weapons purchases and transfers, including private and from family member to family member. If it has been more than two months since the last purchase, another check is required
  • No more than one firearm purchase at a time. No more than one per month
  • Ban private ownership of all automatic weapons, excluding those few who qualify for the the ATF stamp.
  • Ban bump stocks
  • Heavy criminal penalties for converting a weapon to automatic
  • An automatic 5 year sentencing extension any time a firearm is used in a crime, with no time off for good behavior
  • Allowing school employees to have access to firearms on school property and/or more armed security on campus
  • A national 7 day waiting period for the purchase of all handguns, 3 days for rifles (with a provision that in certain cases, such as someone who’s life is being threatened can get an immediate check and permit from law enforcement. Provided they pass the check)

In return I want

  • Ban all late term abortions (except in real cases where the mother’s life is in imminent danger, and the doctor must legally sign off on a specific, and legally binding, form)
  • Require parental notification for abortions for all women under 18
  • Require parental consent for all under 16 (which could be over-ruled by a judge)
  • Disallow all federal funding for abortion, including at Planned Parenthood. Want one? Pay for it yourself
  • Do away with all federal funding for operations that perform abortions
  • Require a 48 waiting period from the time a woman requests an abortion
  • All abortion facilities must adhere to medical facility guidelines. They should be at least as safe and clean as a veterinarian facility, should they not?
  • Yearly inspections of abortion facilities
  • Doctors against abortion should not be forced to perform them

I think that’s eminently fair, a nice compromise. What do you think? You liberals would be willing to put some common sense reforms on the abortion industry for some common sense gun control reforms, would you not? This is stricter than I offered back in 2013.

Of course, let’s face it, abortionistas won’t agree to any of this. Despite abortion appearing nowhere in the Constitution, unlike firearms and other weapons (why can’t I carry a sword around?), they feel that abortion is a Right, and there should be zero restrictions nor regulations on it. They’ve pitched massive fits over requiring an abortion facility to have medical standards. They do not even want inspections. Ever. Abortion on demand is the #1 commandment of the Democratic Party.

Realistically, for gun reforms, I’m actually good with everything except the first two, assault weapons ban and magazine restriction. I could compromise on the latter at 15, which would cover the vast majority of handguns which come with larger mags.

I’d also like to see New Jersey repeal it’s smart gun law, which has kept them off the shelves and limited research and development. If a proper smart gun could be developed that would work 99 times out of 100, and could fire at least a 9mm bullet, that would be great.

Lastly, I’ve mentioned this at times here and in comments at other sites, but, I’d like to see gun owners attend at least a quick training on the proper use and safety for firearms. This would be required for the very first purchase, and for every gun purchased every 4 years. And, it should be a requirement that people take and pass concealed carry classes to get that permit. It’s required here in N.C., but many states are really, really loose.

Anyhow, do you think the abortionistis would be willing to compromise?

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15 Responses to “A Reasonable Compromise On Gun Control Part 2”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Seems fair. Done and Done. Now see if you can get your side to agree.

  2. drowningpuppies says:

    There is no compromise with those who have vowed to confiscate the guns of law abiding American citizens.

    Bearing arms is a Constitutional Right.
    Abortions are not.

  3. alanstorm says:

    Let’s do the usual compromise with the liberal idiots (BIRM), but reversed – we get all we want, they get nothing.

  4. Stosh says:

    How about banning any rifles that use the same firing mechanism as those carried by our troops in Iraq. But you say that would have no effect because automatic weapons are banned already!!??!! Banning a rifle because it’s a “military-style” ie. it’s the same color is nuts.

    • Jeffery says:

      The commercial AR-15 style rifles are different from standard hunting rifles. Ask any mass murderer. Ask any conservative AR-15 style rifle owner.

  5. John says:

    Sorry, you are giving away too much and that undermines the 2A.

    1: The ban was useless the first time around, no point in doing useless things. Remember, a ball point pen is an assault weapon, in the proper hands.
    2: Limiting the number of rounds in a magazine goes against my personal safety. If my gun holds 17, I want 17 rounds in it. Limiting ammo only helps the bad guy. I want to be safe so I want a full magazine.
    3: If there is a state that does not require background checks on all guns show transfers, ok, you can have this one. It has not stopped one single bad guy from getting a gun, but I don’t mind this one since my state already mandates this. Doing this takes a talking point off the table.
    4: Why should there be a background check on a family member transfer. In my state, if you hand your gun to someone else to use for the weekend, that is a transfer, even if they give it back to you. Doing so many transfers also means if you need to loan your relative a gun because they fear a stalker, you can’t do that without a new government record. No on this…
    5: No, come on, this is stupid. If I buy two guns in a month I am not a problem. The number of guns is not a problem. Think of this, a Boy Scout camp needs to buy 15 new guns for camp, it would take over a year and the model might change in the long time it takes. If I want to buy someone’s gun collection and there were two guns I wanted – this is stupid.
    6: This is already the case and has been for a very long time. You can’t own an automatic anything unless you have the stamp. If you make your own, you need to get the stamp.
    7: OK, you can have this one, just ban rubber-bands as well, as you can make the same effect with a rubber-band, no stock modifications are needed.
    8: Already penalties, more – ok, I think longer sentences are fine. If you do illegal things, throw the book at them.
    9: Yes, no problem with that.
    10: Yes, get rid of kill zones aka gun free zones. If teachers and other school employees want to carry, yes, yes, yes. A good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun.
    11: No, waiting does not stop bad people from getting guns. Proper background checks and having police follow up on 30+ visits to the Florida killer and all the incompetence of the government should not become the penalty of the citizen. Bad guys don’t have to wait to get their guns.

    As for the abortion ban list, any single one of those kills the deal for the libtards, so offer banning bump stocks for parental notification. See how that works. It’s a simple deal – one for one.

    Just remember, there was no blaming the NRA when the Bernie guy shot at the republicans, there was no blaming the guy for that either.

    • david7134 says:

      They desire to raise the age for purchase of a gun to 21. Yet 18 year olds can join the army, go figure. People are getting stupid, just like jeff.

  6. Jeffery says:

    Wasn’t it Don Juan tRump who revoked President Obama’s rule that instructed the Social Security Administration to send records of beneficiaries with severe mental deficiencies to the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check system?

    Why, yes – yes it was.

    Thanks Donnie NRA!

    • Some Hillbilly in St Louis says:

      And it’s a good thing too! Senior citizens that give power of attorney to relatives to pay their bills, are always involved with mass shootings!

      • Jeffery says:


        You probably don’t know this but SS is also responsible for SSDI, comprising some 10 million Americans.

        It’s interesting to watch the twisting gyrations of the rightists on getting guns to crazy folks.

        • Some Hillbilly in St Louis says:

          It’s interesting to watch the great illogical leaps, straw men, and outright lies of the marxists on taking guns from the lawful without due process.

          • Jeffery says:

            Do you think there were legal reasons to keep guns out of the hands of Nicolas Cruz and Steven Paddock?

            Should there have been?

  7. Jeffery says:

    “president” tRump commenting on the FL mass shooting:

    “I really believe I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon…”

    Just. Embarrassing.

  8. Professor Hale says:

    Here’s my compromise. No linkage to abortion.

    1. Repeal all federal firearms restrictions.
    2. Enact federal supremacy over state firearms restrictions.
    3. Shut down the BATFE.
    4. Remove all SWAT-type police from the federal government except those in the FBI.

    OK, now let’s compromise and just keep what we have. What we have is already the result of decades of compromise and eroding the essential right to self preservation. I see no point of giving away any more of my rights. Nor am I willing to let you bargain them away for things that are important to you. My rights are non-negotiable. That is the starting position of discussions.

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