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Old 03-22-2013, 04:43 AM
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There are radicals on both sides of this issue that get
totally carried away. I've hunted for more than 50 years
and have never felt the need or desire to have a
firearm with more than a 15 round capacity. For the
good of hunting in the future, I think some degree
of reasonable, intelligent middle ground needs to be reached.

My suggestion to the original poster is your missing out
on a great opportunity here, this is just a wonderful
excuse to go out and buy another firearm. Who on
this forum doesn't enjoy that experience.

If anyone wants to come take my reasonably legitimate
firearm for hunting, they will pry it from my cold fingers---
in the meantime I'm more than happy to be reasonable
myself and seek middle ground.

Happy Hunting To All
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:00 AM
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The 15 round clip issue aside, there are some other bad issues to this law. From what I understand, you can not lend your rifle to anyone without getting a background check on them. So if you go hunting with a friend and your rifle jams, firing pin breaks, etc, you are just SOL?

And kids under 18 are not allowed to purchase a gun, so do you have to do a background check on your son before giving him/ lending him your gun for hunting?

And how are they going to enforce this law unless they make it mandatory to register your guns, so they can prove you lent it to someone? Otherwise they could never prove that you bought or borrowed a gun......
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:14 AM
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Again, lets be reasonable, I'm sure the intent is you can't
lend a gun to someone that then goes out and commits a crime with it.

Does anyone really think someone is going to be out in the
woods where your hunting to see if you borrowed a gun
from a hunting friend because yours wasn't functional
for some reason or that your son or daughter is using one
of your firearms. I don't think so.

I would agree that there should be changes to the law if
people within the family can't use other family members
weapons legally.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:38 AM
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Originally Posted by txhunter58
The 15 round clip issue aside, there are some other bad issues to this law. From what I understand, you can not lend your rifle to anyone without getting a background check on them. So if you go hunting with a friend and your rifle jams, firing pin breaks, etc, you are just SOL?

And kids under 18 are not allowed to purchase a gun, so do you have to do a background check on your son before giving him/ lending him your gun for hunting?

And how are they going to enforce this law unless they make it mandatory to register your guns, so they can prove you lent it to someone? Otherwise they could never prove that you bought or borrowed a gun......
How good of an understanding do you have? Seems like youre gathering off of rumors, hearsay, and bits and pieces
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:58 AM
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Children have to be accompanied by an adult anyway. That means you don't drop your kid off on the side of the mountain and leave him/her alone. That means you have to be with them 24/7 anyway so they won't actually be alone with your rifle in the first place.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:16 AM
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If anyone has the desire to voice a protest, perhaps it would be better to boycott the products of some company that supports the new law.

The folks that make the most profit from visiting hunters are local merchants, outfitters, hotels, etc. These are generally not the folks that support these types of laws. These folks are usually big supporters of hunters and shooters. It makes absolutely no sense to boycott hunting.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:33 AM
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Chopayne
How good of an understanding do you have? Seems like youre gathering off of rumors, hearsay, and bits and pieces
Rumors and hearsay is all we really have to go on currently and I am hoping that someone will shed some light on the subject. I have heard on multiple websites from Colorado residents that the "universal background check" will apply for any private sale and to lending your gun to someone. Hope the "hearsay" is wrong, would love for someone to tell me that.

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Old 03-22-2013, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Blackelk
Children have to be accompanied by an adult anyway. That means you don't drop your kid off on the side of the mountain and leave him/her alone. That means you have to be with them 24/7 anyway so they won't actually be alone with your rifle in the first place.
Not true. Here are the regs:

2.
Hunters younger than 16 must be
accompanied by a mentor who is
18 or older and also meets hunter

education requirements. Mentors
donít have to hunt. Youths and
mentors must be able to see and
hear each other while hunting.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by w123t
Again, lets be reasonable, I'm sure the intent is you can't
lend a gun to someone that then goes out and commits a crime with it..
Duh! Of course that is the intent, but it makes YOU a criminal for doing it even if they don't check you in the field.
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