Let me enlighten him and other readers about what it takes to buy a new handgun from a dealer in California.
First, you must be 21 years of age or older. You must possess a “Firearm Safety Certificate,” which requires that you pass a written test and pay a fee of $25. You must demonstrate that you can safely load, unload, and handle the gun. The handgun you want to purchase must be on a list of “safe” handguns approved for sale in the state. This list is suspiciously short. You must fill out state and federal forms – fees are required.
Your gun will be registered. You must have proof of identity and residence. You will have to wait 10 days before you are allowed to take possession of your gun. When you take your gun home, it must be unloaded and locked in the trunk of your car or in a locked carrying case.
Or maybe the writer is just suggesting that we need more ineffective and unconstitutional laws that don’t reduce crime but do hinder law-abiding shooters. Yes, that must be it.
September 3, 2015
More gun control? We have enough already
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]