posted on Mar, 18 2006 @ 06:02 PM
Well, if you REALLY want to get rid of guns you have to get rid of the ways to manufacture them (and it's QUITE easy if you know how) and how to
Personally I am not particulary pro-gun or anti-gun, I believe in a ballance.
Personally I think firearms should be available reasonably well granted the person is sane and has no criminal records and should be taught about
proper gun ownership.
However, fully automatic weapons should not be available to civilians unless they can give a legitimate usage for it (which aren't very many).
Weapons of and over .50cal should be restricted to long range target shooting and should not be employed by hunters (which is currently not the case),
the exception to this rule is ofcourse shotguns and muzzleloaders, pistols like the Desert Eagle .50AE pistol and the .500S&W revolver have little use
besides target shooting and sillouette shooting, but their price is already highly restrictive.
Semi-Automatics with Assault Weapon features should remain untouched since none of the modifications add much to lethality (besides making it look
more mean) but bans on SBR (Short Barrel Rifles), Destructive Devices such as Sawed-off shotguns should remain as they are since they are
potentionally too dangerous to people like law-enforcement and could be too lethal if a guy goes postal on a school or such.
So all in all, I largely agree with the laws here in the US, I think that guns should be a little more accesable price wise since many guns are
seriously over-priced even though they are cheaper than most.
For example, the Romanian AKs aren't that fancy at all, definitly not the worst AK but definitly not the best, however, Russian and Chinese AKs are
widely available in third world countries and they are not priced 300~500 dollars at all, they go for MUCH CHEAPER since they are cheap to produce!
but the people that sell them only care about their profits, and they profit big off of them, we are basically being charged for all sorts of cost
including import cost and cost to make the comply (having 5 or so parts that are made in America, don't quote me though).
Hi-Point is an excellent example of making affordable guns for a FAIR price, they manufacture their guns for around 100 dollars in some examples and
make a healthy profit off of it, and it's reasonable quality too! much better stuff than those WASR-10 AK clones!
I think legal guns are not the problem in the United States, it's the illegal guns that are stolen, manufactured illegally, bought in third world
countries, etc., every criminal can buy a gun in most major cities just by going to their drug dealer buddies or whatever.