reply to post by bluemirage5
all those requirements are already in place. You can't buy a concealed firearm in the US without a background check. You can't buy certain weapons.
Getting a license is a long process that has interviews, fingerprinting, the need for character references, allot of things.
You can't buy fully automatic weapons. As far as rifles and semi automatic weapons, you have mandatory courses people need to take. You can't even
take a bow into the woods to hunt without a license and registering that you will be hunting each season. You need to take safety courses to shoot
even a bow.
As far as concealed weapons, each state for the most part has strict regulation in place and it is more of a hassle to get a legal handgun than a
It is not out of control. Illegal firearms constitute the majority of violent crime. The government lets them flow in our country for many reasons not
aligned with public safety as the main concern.
If weapons started to be confiscated now the only thing we would see happen is an increase in illegal weapons unofficially sanctioned by the US
government federally, and punished by the state localy.
We would see an increase of violent crime. Regardless of what people say, the threat of being shot is enough to deter at least amateur criminals from
breaking into homes and attacking people at their digression. Now people defend themselves at their digression so many just don't go that extra mile
just in case. No one wants to get shot so many avoid bar fights and needless confrontation.
Take that away suddenly and all the paper gangsters will start to get cocky. Then we have real problems. Angry people with clubs can kill more than
scared people with guns.
edit on 22-7-2012 by BIHOTZ because: (no reason given)