Immediate ban on all guns.
Guns only for military/police.
Bolt/pump/lever action ok, no semi-autos.
Gun laws are fine as they currently stand.
Select-fire weapons should be allowed.
You can have them when you pry them from my cold, dead hands.
I want a tank.
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.
I'm not against having weapons but let's not act like they're saviors to any ******* that tries to get you.
Make no mistake, Senator Feinstein wants our guns. She thinks we're irresponsible children that need to be protected from ourselves.
My answer to those questions is: I have a vocal dog. Good 'ol Csonka alerts me every time someone so much as walks down my sidewalk. Whenever I've got guests coming over, Zonk let's me know they're here at least 30 seconds before they get to the door.
I also have loaded weapons safely concealed in more than one location in my home.
But, those concerns you brought up are definately valid & they're something I've spent time thinking about.
Not only is gun ownership a right, it's one helluva responsibility and it's not something that should ever be taken lightly.
However, that doesn't mean there aren't ways around that. Specifically, there are relatively inexpensive small, mainly flat safes that only require a three or four digit combination in order to quickly access your gun in an emergency. These can easily e placed even in high traffic areas of your home.
Apart from the armed forces, police officers and maybe farmers who need a quick and humane way of killing injured livestock, no ordinary citizen needs a gun for any reason.
There is no good reason to have one.
If nobody had guns but the people that actually require them to do their day to day work, thousands and thousands less people would die every year.