posted on Apr, 19 2007 @ 10:34 AM
filing down serial numbers doesn't actually work. The numbers can be "raised" again with acid, or special photographic techniques. It is obvious
when you look at a gun that has been altered---you can tell instantly that a little block of print has been obscured.
Most gun have their numbers imprinted, rather than raised, anyway. you'd have to dig into the metal, and scoop it out, down to a depth beyond which
the metal was compressed by the shape of the numbers. And that would be even more obvious.
I heard a pundit about 10 years ago say, that if you outlawed ammunition in the USA, there's enough ammo to serve all the existing firearms for the
next 40 years, at current rates of use.
In other words, GUNFIRE will be with us for a very long time, regardless of what you do to oppress the taxpayers.
It's always interesting to me that people, especially non-Americans always focus on gun ownwership as one of the hallmarks of US insanity. But cars
are far more deadly than guns, killing about 5 times as many people a year. And yet you rarely hear about cars as part of America's "culture of
Most of the western europeans that are so horrified by american guns are also very liberal with their own cigarette laws. In europe, you can hardly
find a smoke-free hotel room or public social space. Has anyone ever told them that smoking kills? I suppose that smoking is an acceptable death,
while guns are not, somehow.
It's always the speck in the other person's eye, that needs attention.