sunnyFair, 19.0°

John Middleton

Comment history

johnmid (John Middleton) says...

Should we treat guns the way we treat cars?

OK.

No age limit to buy a car, no age limit to guy a gun.

No background check to buy a car, no background check to buy a gun.

Have a license in one state? It is good in all states.

Want to sell your car to a person you don't know? No problems.

OK to drive your car out in public where everyone can see it, OK to carry your firearm out in public where everyone can see it.

No limit on the horsepower of a car nor on the amount of gasoline it can carry, no limit on the caliber or capacity of a gun.

No restrictions on how scary you make your car look, no restrictions on scary black guns.

Well, then, how about we treat cars the way we treat guns...

Scary looking cars and high capacity cars would be banned.

You could only buy a car after a background check and a possible waiting period.

Your license to use your car might be reciprocal in another state... or it might not be, but YOU are responsible for knowing those laws.

You would need special training and a permit to park your car where people couldn't see it.

If the police were called to a disturbance at your house, all of your cars would be confiscated and you would have to hire a lawyer to get them returned to you.

If two or more people were killed in an automobile accident, liberals would scream for more "common-sense" car restrictions.

And, of course, the cars owned by liberal politicians would be exempt from all car-control laws.

johnmid (John Middleton) says...

" because the gun laws are so loose."

Can you elaborate on the "loose" gun laws that allowed this person, who could not pass a background check based on Form 4473, to purchase a firearm. Please be specific here so that we all will know which current gun law needs to be strengthened to prevent this type of shooting in the future.

johnmid (John Middleton) says...

This is my rifle, this is my gun...

johnmid (John Middleton) says...

Yes, you can legally own a fully automatic weapon (rifle or pistol). All you need to do is fill out the ATF form 4, have your local sheriff sign the form, submit it with your fingerprint card and a $200 fee, then wait the 3-6 months it takes for the processing and background check. This allows you to own the one specific weapon you listed on your Form 4. But if you then take it to the range and let your buddy shoot it, you have both broken the law because your buddy doesn't have a Form 4 for that weapon. And any time you take that weapon out of your home, listed on the Form 4, you are required to have the form in your possession to prove your legal ownership.
You can go the quick and easy way and purchase a legal weapon, go to you-tube and follow their instructions (which usually require some precise machining) and you can then have your weapon fire in full automatic mode. The only problem is that you are now a criminal by owning this home-made weapon. You can legally own the semi-automatic weapon or you can legally own the parts required to convert a weapon to full automatic. But if you own both the parts and the weapon, even if they are not assembled together, ATF says that you are a criminal in possession of a fully automatic weapon. If you have the weapon and your buddy has the parts, and you both go together to the range with them, your are both criminals. If you machine the parts and give/sell them to your buddy, you are probably in for a long, expensive journey through the federal justice system.
Unfortunately these laws only prevent people from owning illegal weapons who are already law-abiding people and would not engage in this illegal activity. You only have to fear the criminals. They don't give a darn about your laws.

johnmid (John Middleton) says...

Felon in possession of a firearm... automatic 10 years in Federal prison... why are we holding these people, just turn them over to the feds and let them do the full time.

johnmid (John Middleton) says...

Not this summer...

johnmid (John Middleton) says...

Maybe it is time for a Proposition 13 proposal in Lawrence...

On Letter to the editor: Seniors, vote no

Posted 11 August 2017, 10:34 a.m. Suggest removal

johnmid (John Middleton) says...

because we know that works in Chicago...

johnmid (John Middleton) says...

But we DO know what happened! She states that she had sex with a 19yo adult. At 13 she does not have the legal ability to consent, thus the crime of rape was committed. The doctor destroyed evidence in a crime situation. The 19yo is a sexual predator.

johnmid (John Middleton) says...

It may not make any difference to anyone on his team now but there has never been an openly gay player make the NFL. Michael Sam was drafted but cut before the season started. The others who came out did so only after they had retired or left the NFL.

On Editorial: Courage coming out

Posted 22 July 2017, 1:27 p.m. Suggest removal

Full LJWorld.com site