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senate Bill S. 1290

Prohibiting Guns Sales to Convicted Abusers and Stalkers

Argument in favor

Protecting abuse and stalking victims from gun violence means creating laws that keep guns out of the hands of stalkers and domestic abusers.

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06/16/2016
I will support any bill that removes guns from the public arena. This bill is appropriate because it limits access to guns by individuals who have an established history of inappropriately pursuing private citizens.
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Kathy's Opinion
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06/18/2016
It's a start. Any form of threatening behavior should not have a weapon allowed. In a rage, a violent person can make anything a weapon, but at least we can eliminate this one.
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Judean's Opinion
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10/01/2015
It's past time to do something to make our children safer from gun violence. Common sense measures - mental health requirements for gun ownership, restricted magazines, no more gun show exceptions.
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Argument opposed

This bill manipulates emotionally compelling issues to cast as wide a net as possible for federal firearm prohibitions.

Ryan's Opinion
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10/22/2015
This is redundant. There are already laws that do this.
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David's Opinion
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02/20/2015
If the individual is so dangerous that he/she is forbidden to own a gun, why are they loose? The criminals who fail background checks are never prosecuted so why add pointless laws to the books.
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Ryan's Opinion
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10/26/2015
It is already illegal for people convicted of these offenses to own, or purchase firearms. It is even one of the standard questions they ask you on the application to purchase a gun. Learn laws!
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bill Progress


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  • The house has not voted
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      senate Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedJuly 11th, 2013
    If the individual is so dangerous that he/she is forbidden to own a gun, why are they loose? The criminals who fail background checks are never prosecuted so why add pointless laws to the books.
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    It is already illegal for people convicted of these offenses to own, or purchase firearms. It is even one of the standard questions they ask you on the application to purchase a gun. Learn laws!
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    Just another step to take guns.
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    This is redundant. There are already laws that do this.
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    It doesn't matter how many laws are made, criminals do NOT follow them, so making a new one is a waste of time.
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    Common sense.
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    It's past time to do something to make our children safer from gun violence. Common sense measures - mental health requirements for gun ownership, restricted magazines, no more gun show exceptions.
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    If they're already breaking the law what makes you think by passing a law will stop them from getting a firearm or any weapon
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    Why is a convicted and dangerous person allowed to just wander around? If they are too dangerous to own a gun, they are too dangerous to own a knife. Oh wait, that felon/stalker in Jersey with a restraining order against him just killed Carol a bit ago. Good thing he didn't have a gun; and Carol's permit wasn't accepted yet. Good system we have here.
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    This should only be an issue if a gun was being used while stalking or whatever. This is the government trying to take rights away.
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    “Shall not be infringed”!
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    Seems to me to be common sense unless the NRA pays our legislators to vote against it which happens continuously. Bribery is alive and well in congress.
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    When you go to purchase a firearm you are asked the same questions this bill wants to make new laws for. The application warns you about false answers to these questions. They are checked before you are allowed to take possession of the firearm. Why do we need more laws added to this document? The problem is anyone could use this bill proposal if passed against anyone good guys or bad. This bill in my opinion is a clever attack on the 2nd amendment designed to systematicly take your right from everyone over time. Anti-gun group's hard at work trying to position themselves for victory over our Freedom to Keep andBear Arms. This is what I read between the lines.
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    Seriously!?
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    There is no good reason people who are dangerous to society need weapons in their hands.
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    Anyone who abuses the law should not be able to own or purchase a gun
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    Yes! Anyone who's been convicted of any illegal act involving the physical or mental harm of another individual should NOT be allowed to own or purchase a firearm, period!
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    I will support any bill that removes guns from the public arena. This bill is appropriate because it limits access to guns by individuals who have an established history of inappropriately pursuing private citizens.
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    It's a start. Any form of threatening behavior should not have a weapon allowed. In a rage, a violent person can make anything a weapon, but at least we can eliminate this one.
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    Felony conviction equals no firearms IMO
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