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Breach-end view down the bore of US-made replacement barrel for the CETME C rifle.
(KIR Photo, 2015)
(KIR Photo, 2015)
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Chasing the orphan dreams of the G11 with an eye for simplicity.
(KIR Photo, 2016)
2017 The intermediary stage in development, chambered for .300 Aija K
Gun Control that Shooters Would Support
The problem with gun control advocacy in the US is that all of its efforts are ultimately geared toward a naive utopian goal of total disarmament ... and the rest of America understands this.
But if we actually want to control criminal and incompetent access to firearms, there's no reason shooters won't help maximize that effort.
Here's something shooters would support. But only if it was done right and structured to actually produce the stated effect. You want good background checks? Not a problem. Shooters want that too. But here's the rub. Shooters will fight background system elements that set the stage for gun confiscation because their priority is to stay well armed. Luckily, an acceptable background check system is easy to establish.
Just create a voluntary anonymous background check system for all transactions of potentially dangerous goods. Hazardous chemicals, big trucks, guns, ammunition ... whatever. Make this system capable of verifying, at the anonymous user's discretion, that the user has consulted the data before conducting a transaction.
How can this work as a voluntary and anonymous system? Simple. Criminal and civil legal liability. Because the system is there and because it cannot be used to attack the rights or property of those who consult it, a clear responsibility to consult that system is created. If someone fails to consult the system or ignores the result of a background check and transfers a gun to a felon or an incompetent and that person commits a crime with that weapon ... clear criminal and civil liability is automatically established.
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