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No, and remove all federal gun control legislation. 7 years ago from a Libertarian in Shafter, CA
No, the laws that are in place are fine. Strengthening and enforcing the penalties are what is needed. 8 years ago from a Libertarian in Lakeland, FL
What gives someone the right to control what another holds? who has a right to say do not touch that plant, rock, metal, chemical, on their own land. but in public areas this is reasonable. transportation between places should be as free as possible so... 6 years ago from a Libertarian in New York, NY
I'd like to shoot the person in the leg who included this question. I think the government should actually intervene on this one. Normally I don't want the government to assist but this time? Yes.
The government should GIVE every american a hand gun and a rifle upon their 21st birthday as long as the person is willing to take gun safety classes and demonstrates no past history of mental illness.
Free guns for all americans. 6 years ago from a Libertarian in Galesburg, MI
No, and eliminate all laws, federal, state and municipal restricting the ownership and carrying of weapons. Any convictions resulting from non-violent and non-negligent gun association should be vacated, and any public official advocating for gun control should be censured, and eligible for impeachment for infringing on the constitutional rights of their constituents.
There is absolutely no legitimate or honest interest in government regulation or restriction of the right for citizens to defend themselves, their families, and their property by any means that they wish. 6 years ago from a Libertarian in Oxford, MS
No, and repeal the National Firearms Act of 1934, the Federal Firearms Act of 1938, the Gun Control Act of 1968 and any other acts; the country did just fine following the Constitution prior to those Acts and they have caused more problems than they have... 6 years ago from a Libertarian in West End-Cobb Town, AL
No, only for violent criminals and the potentially violent mentally *and* the government sould pass a national "stand your ground" law. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Raleigh, NC
Create a gun insurance market. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Orlando, FL
Gun control is simple: keep them out of the hands of convicted felons and the mentally ill. Banning guns from public use entirely puts them in the hands of the government, which is a dangerous and frightening situation. The mentally ill should not be... 6 years ago from a Libertarian in Xenia, OH
No and only for individuals of violent crimes, most felons should be able to register guns instead of buying on a black marked. 6 years ago from a Libertarian in Forest Grove, OR
No. Criminals ignore them. Kill the controls on the books and get back to Constitutional government. 6 years ago from a Libertarian in Houston, TX
Gun control does not work, also it is the right of the citizen to own whatever gun they choose. 6 years ago from a Libertarian in Tinley Park, IL
People were killing each other with rocks and sticks long before there were guns. 6 years ago from a Libertarian in Markham, WA
I believe that any competent adult should have the right to own a gun for protection, provided that that gun is not used in connection with unlawful activity and/or to terrorize or coerce others. I would support laws that would better protect others from... 6 years ago from a Libertarian in Los Angeles, CA
I feel that psychological testing should be mandatory before you own a gun, and the testing should be done every five years. If you're found to be of good mind, purchase whatever kind of gun you want. 6 years ago from a Libertarian in Greenwood Lake, NY
No, only for individuals with mental health issues and convicted felons, and require mandatory training for all citizens. Every able bodied citizen should be required to be trained in handling arms and have a gun in their home in order to come to the... 7 years ago from a Libertarian in Potwin, KS
No, abolish all gun control laws. 7 years ago from a Libertarian in Fuquay Varina, NC
Yes, require stricter background checks, psychological testing, training, and "gun responsibility" insurance to protect against accidents. 7 years ago from a Libertarian in Austin, TX
No, and government shouldn't have a say, period. 7 years ago from a Libertarian in Annapolis, MD
No, but require extensive background checks and increase penalties for gun-related crimes. 7 years ago from a Libertarian in Glenwood Springs, CO
Rules managing and involving guns should be controlled solely by individual communities, not by any state or federal group. Any community that fails to privately maintain public safety, should be subject to criminal punishment, brought on by the directly... 7 years ago from a Libertarian in Leo, IN
There are too many sides to this argument and a simple yes or no is not enough. The problem is that one guns are readily available. The second is that people are too quickly to think about getting a gun to shoot or kill people. Violence is everywhere; it... 8 years ago from a Libertarian in Orem, UT
It depends on the definition. I support increasing mental health assistance for depressed and suicidal individuals who by committing suicide account for most gun deaths in the US.
I also support the restriction of early release of violent offenders who are the most likely to commit any -not just gun- murders.
Restricting high caliber guns that are statically rare in crime and tightening purchasing requirements (which are already ignored in the illegal market) is a masturbatory effort by lawmakers to feel a sense of moral superiority. 8 years ago from a Libertarian in Elfers, FL
No, many forms of gun control legislation have already overstepped our Constitutional Right. Instead of seeking more invasive policies, a stronger enforcement of some practices that are already in place should be performed. Additionally, many unfounded... 8 years ago from a Libertarian in Baltimore, MD
No gun control is necessary. If someone decides to legally carry a gun, then they can, however only if they are mentally sound and trained. Also, gun regulations from state to state should be dropped from the control of the federal government. A gun is... 8 years ago from a Libertarian in Chester Springs, PA
No, only for individuals with mental health issues and convicted felons. Existing gun control laws should first be thoroughly enforced before passing more legislation. 8 years ago from a Libertarian in Ogden, UT
No, all firearm ownership is protected and should be, without regard to type, since the constitutional and historically proven position is that the right is protected not for hunting, but for defense of self, liberty, property, and other innocents from... 8 years ago from a Libertarian in Nashua, NH
No, American citizens have the right to carry firearms. 8 years ago from a Libertarian in Stevens Point, WI
Regardless, the problem with guns is not the guns itself, but the people who hold the guns. There is something inherently wrong with a culture if we are having these problems of violence, and thus it is essential we go back to the root cause of the... 8 years ago from a Libertarian in Pasadena, CA
No, but the federal and state governments should incentivize private sellers to maintain logs of private, in-state transfers and protect those individuals from frivilous lawsuits. 8 years ago from a Libertarian in Waldorf, MD
This is a bigger problem than can be solved with a one line choice. certain areas need to have more restriction, while others could be more relaxed. 8 years ago from a Libertarian in Round Lake, IL
Yes, require strict background checks, psychological testing, and training, ban assault weapons from civilian use, ban the sell of large ammo and magazines, ban the sale of guns to minors and those buying for minors, and create a national gun database and... 8 years ago from a Libertarian in Gonzales, LA
I believe the government needs much more civilian oversight so we do not ever have any more fast and furious, Iran contra or drones killing American civilians. 8 years ago from a Libertarian in Newark, OH
No the federal or state governments should not be interfering with gun ownership the 2nd amendment does not say you have the right to bear arms unless you have commited a crime in the past it just says the right to bear arms will not be infringed. 8 years ago from a Libertarian in San Diego, CA
Assault weapons should be banned for everyone and anyone convicted of crimes or with drug, alcohol, or mental health issues should not be allowed to have guns. 9 years ago from a Libertarian in Orangevale, CA