Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
February 18, 2020, 01:42:57 am
News: 2020 U.S. Senate Predictions are now active.

  Atlas Forum
  Atlas Fantasy Elections
  Atlas Fantasy Government
  Regional Governments (Moderators: Gustaf, Southern Senator North Carolina Yankee)
  LC 4.4: Lincoln Assault Weapon and Automatic Weapon Ban Act (Tabled) (search mode)
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: LC 4.4: Lincoln Assault Weapon and Automatic Weapon Ban Act (Tabled)  (Read 465 times)
VPeanut
Peanut
Atlas Politician
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 2,659
Costa Rica


« on: September 17, 2019, 08:00:45 pm »

I favor the spirit of this (and will sign it when/if it gets to my desk) but I think we need to further clarify some points.

What is an assault weapon? The bill says "include", but we need to be as specific and certain as possible as to what construes one. I'd also like it if we could specify in Point IV.2 that "in the cases stated under Point IV.1 of this bill", just to be as concise on the language as possible.

Also I question the need for Point IV.3 to be in the bill considering we don't want to overwork our Justice and we must also acknowledge the existence of lower regional civil and/or criminal courts and court cases. Something along the lines of "in the Lincoln judicial system" would be better I think.

Clear these few points up, and I would be on board with this bill.
Logged
VPeanut
Peanut
Atlas Politician
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 2,659
Costa Rica


« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2019, 09:02:31 pm »

Does anyone in favor of this actually understand how semiautomatic firearms work? Does anyone understand how many modern weapons are semiautomatic?

How is this a "weapon of war"?


Do the sponsor and supporters of this not know that fully automatic weapons are
1. Already heavily regulated
2. Not common
3. Not used in mass shootings
Why ban something that isn't harming anyone?

Why should a manufacturer be held responsible for someone misusing their product? Is it acceptable to sue Ford if a drunk person drove an F150 and caused an accident?

What do you suppose people will do with their already owned and legally purchased property? The government can't just make people give them up, and Lincoln clearly doesn't have the money to offer adequate compensation for people turning them in.

Who is enforcing said laws? The police? Remember, Lincoln contains cities that don't have the best reputation with the police and their citizens. You know what's likely to happen? Minorities will be the ones targeted for owning a harmless semiautomatic pistol.

You know who else gets hurt by these proposals? Women. There's been a huge rise in women purchasing a firearm, especially pistols, for the purpose of protecting themselves. Many women feel safer because of this, especially if they purchased one following violent acts being done against them, or if they live alone.

What is the penalty for breaking these laws?

It seems S019 this didn't actually bother doing any research, and it seems those who have already come out in support need to do their research as well.

That's why I'm asking us to work on clarifying content in the bill, Fhtagn. As much as I appreciate your input, rest assured I know how to keep my legislature working and under the Constitution, and that we know our citizens.
Logged
VPeanut
Peanut
Atlas Politician
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 2,659
Costa Rica


« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2019, 10:44:52 am »

Friendly reminder nobody has taken up sponsorship of the original bill.
Logged
VPeanut
Peanut
Atlas Politician
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 2,659
Costa Rica


« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2019, 09:00:10 am »

Anything further, Councillors?
Logged
Pages: [1] Print 
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length
Logout

Terms of Service - DMCA Agent and Policy - Privacy Policy and Cookies

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines

© Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Elections, LLC