Currently, private firearms transactions are legal in Utah. KSL is not the problem. People are the problem. When someone who shouldn't have a gun gets one, it is because someone else has acted negligently. But now everyone is in a panic, and want to stop the Titanic from sinking by painting the crown molding.If that is true then i think ksl did the right thing by stopping the POTENTIAL free for all of guns and money.
KSL isn't taking some moral stand, they're just covering their own asses.
So it sounds like we dont want it to be any harder for the "good guys" to be able to get guns, but i think we would all agree that we do want it to be more difficult for the "bad guys" to get them.
So anybody have a good way to make this happen?
Bronco, you seem to be pretty smart and know your gun laws... do you have any thoughts on how this could be achieved?
If bad guys were legally buying guns, then tighter restrictions would probably reduce that. That isn't what's happening though. Bad guys are stealing guns, and will soon be making their own at home.
I don't see any proof that these "evil" people would have actually pushed through and obtained illegal weapons. We can always assume that they would have... Think Adam Lanza would have obtained the weapons he did had these weapons been either banned or strongly regulated? Would he have had those guns had his mom not owned them? I doubt it. He wouldn't have passed the exams necessary.
We can always assume that the CO shooter would have and could have obtained those weapons. But perhaps with better regulation he would have tripped up along the way and been caught?
Why not regulate (better) regulate these weapons? Why not make the process of purchasing these weapons much more comprehensive? What do you have to fear?