Originally posted by Sonya610
Uhhh...that is not at all the. Most states only allow adults to purchase firearms[...]
Only adults? Please don't tell me children/youth can buy them too.... that would be even more insane.
FBI check makes sense to me. But it's by far not enough. Everybody that has a gun should get training before owning one. Before I can drive a car, I
have to do +30 hours of theory and +12 hours practice driving. The same should go for a gun imho. You do these trainings to drive a car without
hurting other or yourself, wouldn't it make it sense to AT LEAST have every gunowner attend a week full-time training + theory (safety, storage
and many states make it virtually impossible to carry them in public. Many states do have conceiled carry permits but that requires an FBI
background check that takes months to complete.
That's absolutely fine. Keeps the guns away from the people that legally wanna own one but aren't qualified. Few psychos less on your streets.
I would live in fear too, if I would know that jerk three blocks away has a whole arsenal of assault weapons or other guns.
The shootings and crimes involving firearms involve people that cannot own them legally anyways (i.e. underage or convicted felons).
As I said above, those guns come from legal gunowners that somehow get these things into the black market. The more guns are legally owned, the more
end in the black market.
I don't know what else I should say about this. I do know nobody who has a gun. I've never had one in my hand, did never see one with my own eyes
except from policemen. And yet I feel safe. We also have illegal immigrants and lots of criminals, but gun-related crimes rarely occur, because those
laws make sense.
If the gun laws weren't so loose in the US, much less guns were "in circulation", therefore less thugs would have one. I can't hear this excuse
anymore: "We need them to protect us from criminals, if they are banned they still have weapons and we cannot defend ourselves".
That's absolute BS. The more guns the citizens have, the more guns have the illegals, criminals etc., it's as easy as that. It's a doom loop:
More legal guns -> Some of them end in the black-market -> Thugs get weapons and commit crimes -> citizens buy more legal guns -> Some of them end
in the blackmarket -> [...]
This cycle can only be broken by getting lesser guns in circulation and strenghten the laws very
Guns are for police, military, hunters etc., they do not belong in a normal household. And if sbd. now writes "we need them to overthrow evil
gov'ts", well... you're too late. At this state, the streets should be full of people, there should be mass protests against what you're gov't
In other countries it works too, why not in the US? Are you such a violent, aggressive people? Do you always have to fear you get robbed, shot/killed
by your fellow citizens? (don't even tell me about illegals, above it quotes alone 51% black men)
Kill or get killed is natures law number one, but I am sooo glad that things aren't that bad in my country. I would crap on this right, if I would
have my liberties back. While you sit on your guns, your gov't illegally literally rapes countries around the world, and in favor you have to cut
your liberties. A day will come, where you sit in your house in front of surveillance camera, every step of yours will be protocolled 24/7/365,
telephone/internet/cell phones monitored, and you're grasping your guns because you are free to have this liberty as written on a 220yr old peace of
paper that nobody in charge for your country respects.
But hey, as long as you can stick with your guns, everything is fine, isn't it?
Nontheless I respect your opinion, nobody wants to take your rights, but in my opinion gunowners should be trained, checked, and only allowed to take
them outta the house in special cases.
[edit on 28.10.2008 by SiONiX]