Guns and Cars – What if they were treated alike?

 

What if cars were controlled like guns are?

  • You couldn’t own a vehicle with an automatic transmission. Everyone knows automatic transmissions are designed solely to make as many gearchanges as possible with a single shove of the gas pedal.
  • You couldn’t sell your own car any more unless you were a licensed dealer. All car sales would have to go through Federally licensed dealers. And you couldn’t purchase a car or transfer the title via mail, either. If you bought a car for your wife, son or daughter, that would be termed a straw man purchase and you could go to jail.
  • If you were convicted of any felony, or if you’d ever been involuntarily confined in a psychiatric care facility, you would never be allowed to own, operate or have access to a motor vehicle again, even someone else’s, unless you successfully petitioned a superior court for restoration of your driving right.

Lots more – HERE

What if guns were treated like cars?

  • Congress would be debating alternative weapons systems for people who can’t afford their own guns.
  • You could carry in any State at any time because carry and possession of your gun is honored nationwide and is considered a basic American civil right.
  • You could kill and injure people with your gun while drunk and still have your lawyer get your gun back because you need it for work.

Lots more – HERE

Hat Tip: ShoulderThing

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CinSC February 3, 2010 at 07:10 am

Well, they kind of are. Think of the Prius as the taser of the automobile world. Don’t doubt it – Big Brother has his sights set on your cars.

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Paladin February 4, 2010 at 07:13 am

I love these sorts of comparative lists. They come in handy when someone in favor of gun licensing spouts off that “you have to have license just to drive a car – why not license guns?”.

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Admin (Mike) February 4, 2010 at 02:44 pm

Hehe yea, then they get all frustrated because you hit them with a logical argument!

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Trent February 5, 2010 at 08:13 am

Overall, I really like both lists, but I’m going to take issue with several of the “what if cars were treated like guns” statements:

– “You couldn’t sell your own car any more unless you were a licensed dealer. All car sales would have to go through Federally licensed dealers.” – This isn’t the law for guns – face to face transactions are completely legal, just like with cars. Some antis want it to be the law, but it isn’t.

– “If you bought a car for your wife, son or daughter, that would be termed a straw man purchase and you could go to jail.” – Again, way off. First, a “straw man” is an argument or a scarecrow, not a kind of gun purchase. A “straw purchase” is a purchase on behalf of someone who cannot legally purchase a gun for themselves. It’s completely legal to buy a gun for another individual unless they can’t own a gun legally.

– “”If you were convicted of any felony, or if you’d ever been involuntarily confined in a psychiatric care facility, you would never be allowed to own, operate or have access to a motor vehicle again…” – This seems to imply that felons should retain their gun rights. I disagree, and believe that specifically violent felons should permanently lose their gun rights.

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Admin (Mike) February 5, 2010 at 12:14 pm

I agree, there are some flaws in the lists. I am not the original author of either one though, so I never made any changes.

I didn’t read #2 carefully enough before I picked it out. You’re completely right. I probably was thinking about the first point I added and just assumed the first part of the 2nd point also applied to automatic weapons.

As far as your point #3, I believe it is just implying that a felony disqualifies you from gun privileges, so why shouldn’t it be the same with cars.

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HSR47 September 29, 2013 at 05:23 pm

“This seems to imply that felons should retain their gun rights. I disagree, and believe that specifically violent felons should permanently lose their gun rights.”

I tend to subscribe to the Codrea position regarding such prohibitions: “Anyone who can’t be trusted with a gun can’t be trusted without a custodian.”

If someone is so dangerous that they can’t be trusted with a gun, then why would we allow them to live without a court-appointed custodian (read: prison, probation, mental hospital, or similar)?

On the other side of the coin, what are we to do with “felons” who committed no act of violence? Specifically: What about Martha Stewart.

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Doc H April 27, 2014 at 04:16 am

If Mayor Nanny/Police-State Gloomberg wants to equate gun ownership and operation to automobiles, then lets hand out gun learners permits to every 16 year old, and full licenses to 18 year olds! And all of us could easily go purchase even fully automatic weapons, like vehicles with automatic transmissions, by just going down to a dealer and getting a loan (I’ll have that $10,000 Barrett .50 cal rifle please) or paying cash with no background check! And our licence to carry would be recognized in all 50 (57 for Hussein!) states!

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