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Old January 9, 2013, 02:15 PM   #1
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A Proposal to FFL holders

I became a first time gun owner little less than a year ago. Buying a gun had been something that I have been thinking for a long time and took a long time before I made the jump.

Given the current situation. I think it might be helpful if FFL owners can give some insight to non-gun owners about the responsibility of gun ownership and the requirements of buying a first firearm.

This can be made into a sticky so casual browser considering a first purchase can have some orientation.

The way I see it, all it takes for the the RKBA to be infringed is for 1/3 of population against, 1/3 for, and 1/3 don;t care.

Given gun owning household are in decline for the last 70 years or so, perhaps something that can help people who are on the fence to make the jump would be useful.
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Old January 9, 2013, 02:23 PM   #2
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Old January 9, 2013, 02:48 PM   #3
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What I propose is a "primer" written by FLL holders on what is needed to buy a first firearm. Since FFL owners sees a large variety of non-gun owners on the fence. Would be helpful if it includes advise on what to expect, the mindset, responsibility and also consideration such as child safety, safe handling etc.

For example, when the staff at the gunshop pull back the slide and show clear, many people didn't know the reason for that, or the difference between a handgun, shotgun and rifle. What is the difference between semi-auto and full auto. Many people don't know that.

For years, the right to own a gun is not really something I think about and paid little consideration to. Almost a right I didn't know I had.

When I bought my first gun, I didn't even know I can buy one with just 4473 background check and cash. I did not have the privilege to grow up with someone showing me the ropes and my first experience was in the army (not us army, I was issues an FN FAL) decades ago where I was told which end is the business end. I think I shot less than 30 rounds during the entire time.

What I would avoid is any discussion on products with statement such as "buy a glock".
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