posted on Apr, 11 2005 @ 08:05 AM
Originally posted by rapier28
Yeah, but they not M-16 rifles, which is what the other poster was suggesting.
The difference between an M-16 and an AR-15 is LITERALLY a piece of metal that can be made from a coke can. If you have ANY kind of brain and a small
bit of will power you can convert a semi auto rifle to full auto in less then an hour at a cost of 20 bucks or less.
Besides, it IS legal to get a full blown M-16. You just need to aply for the proper permit, which involves an FBI background check. It's really not
that big of a deal.
Are you sure violent crime is less then England?
100%. In fact, there is a direct link to LOW crime rates and high gun ownership (with the ability to carry the weapons). For instance, check the crime
rates in Florida before and after they legalised carrying pistols. Then look at the major crime capitols of the US - DC and NYC. They both have the
most restrictive gun ownership laws.
I thought that in the U.S you could buy guns from states like Georgia, as many as you want, drive up to New York where you can't buy that
many. So the gun laws in the U.S are ineffective, am i wrong?
There are ways to get around some gun laws, but for the most part it is very hard. Most of the gun laws in the US are for pistols and such, which
require a waiting period (unless you have a gun carry permit, since this requires a background check, there is little reason to do another). NYC is
one of the few places in the US where gun ownership is severly restricted, and as I have pointed out, it has one of the highest crime rates for a
major city in the US.