Originally Posted by TheMailMan78
First off California started censoring games WAY before this new debate about the "evil gun lobby" started. Second you only had 7% gun ownership in Australia before the ban. We have over 50%. So "banning guns" is like trying to ban the rain. We banned drugs too. Great job that's done. Criminals don't care about background checks. News flash THEY DON'T FOLLOW THE LAW. Third Mexico has super strict anti-gun laws and 60,000 people are dead now. So does Chicago and all the super high crime areas in the US all have gun bans. Works great as you can see. China has gun bans also and the people are enslaved by its government. India also has super strict gun laws and that didn't stop the massive killing spree from a few years ago from about 6 guys that crossed the border. So before you start pointing your finger get your fact straight. I support guns BECAUSE I love my children. Ever lived under marshal law? No? I have so you can get off your high horse because I've seen a super power ignore its own people. A Mini-14 saved my life and a few others when cops were looting gas stations and the National Guard was still a week away.
All your points are about banning guns and I already said "no one is calling for a total gun ban just some sensible regulations" but I'll answer a few of your points anyway. Personally, I think guns should be banned for most people unless you're a sports shooter or a farmer etc, but the US has a very unhealthy love of guns. High powered assault rifles and war type weapons with big magazines should be banned. At the very least, those types of weapons could be kept at shooting ranges for people who want to shoot them.
Let people have a pistol for protection with strict regulations on who gets them.
Having a gun ban in one state and free access in 2 or 3 neighbouring states obviously doesnt work. People just go across the border. Regulations need to be country wide. The current US regulations are a total joke. They are virtually non existant because of huge loopholes. Jim Bob cant buy his gun from walmart or a gun store because of background checks, no problem, Jim Bob can just go to a gun show or buy a gun off craigs list with no background check. So that regulation is totally useless.
As is stands , any idiot can buy a high-powered war weapon in the US. The violence in Mexico is caused by easy access to US guns, drug consumption in the US and a corrupt police force that is working with gangsters and turning a blind eye to criminals.
You cant force every criminal to stop using guns but with gun control but you can reduce the numbers drastically. When gun control is enacted, black market weapons become prohibitively expensive for all but the most wealthy criminals. When a pistol is $1500 on the black market, thats out of reach for most of your street punks. The kind of people who do the majority of robberies and carjackings. Crime figures drop dramatically. Guns are so cheap in the US that a teenage crim can buy a pistol with his pocket money.
The idea that we need more armed people(like in schools) to protect us from the crazies just doesnt work. When Columbine happened those 2 idiots were shooting kids while the police were camped outside because they were too scared to go in. A crazy guy with an assault rifle can shoot 25 people before the good guy can pull his weapon out.
I dont understand this US paranoia about tyranny. The US political system is setup so no one man can become a dictator. But if it was to happen, I dont see having guns would stop them. They would just turn off your electricity, water supply and food supply and most people would be at their mercy.
I just find it unusual that gun lovers want to protect criminals rights to obtain guns legally and are against any kind of gun regulations. I dont understand how you can send your kids to school knowing that the worst criminal or crazy guy can buy any gun he wants from a gun show or private sale.
Anyway, it might take some more time, it might take a school shooting every week before something is done. It seems like the land of the free, is the land of the scared and fearful.