I refuse to believe that selling a gun to a person that would have been denied a firearm in a retail setting should result in no liability or complicity in the seller, though.
In the above scenario, I don't believe there would be liability found. These examples start to dwindle as we get down the timeline.
My opinion. Guns should be titled, like vehicles.
Also something about regulation
Edit: I suppose I should clarify since multiple sources provide multiple responses to which definition is "First"
The word I'm targeting is descriped as "working properly" or "sharpened" or "tuned"
Is there any way that the meaning could be a "well tuned" militia.. instead of a "goverened"?
Why would these tenets be misplaced re:guns?
I had to title my knuckles
If establishing title for grills ended up costing society less in terms of lives and treasure, it should be considered.
As a car owner (I presume) do you not feel more compelled to ascertain legal change of ownership to another individual upon sale knowing that you could be financially responsible for any incident occurring with said vehicle?
You can legally be 16 to drive a vehicle by yourself during a specific set of hours . . . you can't legally possess or use a weapon without supervision at 16.
I just wish people would properly secure their firearms, then liability would never be in question.
However, if your gun was originally purchased after enactment, it would depend upon the wording of the statute....probably finding you liable if you did not report a change of possession.
What if someone who sells their weapon to another individual removes the serial number "just in case". Can't track those anymore. There are far too many holes in such legislation for it ever to be effective and be anything more than a huge waste of money and time.
Most weapons are registered, but as you stated, here are millions that are not. Time will take its toll on these weapons though due not only their age, but because of technical advancements. How many 70+ year old guns do you own? Probably not very many. The percentage of these guns would eventually decline, although they would never go away.
If you knew that your guns, if stolen, could never be returned to you without a holding of proper title, would you take them in for the paperwork?