Secondary markets are a good indication I believe of how thriving a black-market might be. In other words, you’re not going to stop these type of gun sales no matter what you do; ban or otherwise. However, I’d like to see as much regulation as possible. There are some states trying to implement solutions to secondary-market problems, & I think that’s a better move than complete deregulation. If more states had some of these laws (& I wish they did), it wouldn't be the problem it currently is.Originally Posted by TheWalrus
If you say so. I’m simply pointing out there’s far greater demand for guns here than there is in Australia.Originally Posted by TheWalrus
You missed the point. I had an easier time buying a number of illegal drugs than I did buying alcohol because those illegal drugs weren't regulated. There’s no black-market for alcohol because it’s legal; there’s no financial incentive in doing so. In the same way, Lanza did have a harder time buying guns legally than he did otherwise. If you create an artificial inflation because of a ban, there’s now a financial incentive for a black-market. It could end up being easier for the mentally insane & criminally convicted to buy guns (especially if there we’re more states with secondary-market laws), than it currently is; & these are the people I want prevented from buying guns, not Bumpus or 9954.Originally Posted by TheWalrus
Personally, I believe all the states having secondary-market laws is a much better measure to keep guns out of the mentally imbalanced & criminally convicted’s hands than any ban would. I suppose though we’ll have to agree to disagree.