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Originally posted by kevinunknown
Your basic argument that if you outlaw guns people will make their own is to be quite honest, crap.
In the UK we have some of the strongest gun laws in the world, now granted they don’t work every time, we had 12 people sadly die recently in a shooting, the shooter was a legal gun owner using a legal firearm. We do however have a very low level of gun crime when compared to the USA, purely because of our very strict gun laws and I really cannot recall and significant case were a shooter has made his own gun. Yes we have shootings and we have people who own firearms illegally however thanks to the strength of our gun laws when these people are caught the firearms can be withdrawn and the offender punished. The idea that if you outlaw guns you will have an army of blacksmiths building them on the black-market is just fantasy and a really bad argument against gun control.
Originally posted by queenannie38
the only solution is to eliminate them altogether - for EVERYONE.
and i mean EVERYONE
beat them into plowshares, as it were.