You have to look toward the future.
i am. and the future without fun guns to shoot stuff with isnt much of a future
I'm not in favor of a law that takes guns from a law abiding citizens home.
any law that bans a gun WILL outlaw a law abiding mans gun. i personally know guys who enjoy tinkering with those "assault rifles" also known as ar's and ak's. those laws WILL NOT take away the law-breaking mans guns. not even one
That 'they're going to come take our guns away' is NRA paranoia. It's not going to happen.
your right. they will make you bring them to them
Unless you have violent crimes on your record perhaps. I'm in favor of them not selling as many, and thus not producing as many weapons that have very little practical or sporting purpose though.
again, you think the rest of the world has the same definitions as you? aint so
Eventually the numbers will be more limited and obviously harder to come by.
less supply with steady demand creats high prices. everything about ANY gun ban, regardless of specifics, makes it harder and more expensive for us law-abiders. it does not affect the criminal, as they typically steal or buy on a black market for cheap
Do you know how many illegal weapons are taken off of criminals every year?
proof of my point. if they are illegal, how do they get them? you simply cannot legislate away crime
Take away some of the new ones being put into the pipeline and we might actually get ahead of the game.
if, maybe, kinda, sorta, not gonna happen...
Who's being naive now? You think having a gun in every home would reduce crime?
yes it would for obvious reasons. and i believe i said 10%... whats the crime rate in the european country where its required of its citizens to own a gun? check it out. then look up the crime rates of the european countries with gun bans....
Firstly, the average person doesn't know how to properly defend themselves with a firearm. Those who've been well trained recognize this all too well. Mandatory home alarms would be much more practical in avoiding home invasions than arming the ignorant masses. Secondly, do you realize how many guns are stolen from homes each year? Before various government organizations straightened me out, I had quite a bit of personal experience in that area. I probably stole and sold to fellow criminals at least 50 guns from peoples homes by the time I was 16. You'd be amazed how easy it is. I have a neighbor who keeps unregisterd AK's in an unlocked closet in his garage and sleeps like a log. He has them for 'self defense'. Who exactly is behavior like that defending? Having lived on both sides of the debate, criminal and law abiding gun owner, rural and inner city resident, etc., I think I have a fair handle on the balance of dangers and reasonable rights in regards to gun ownership.
and you think making a "new law" will stop the theft? nope. you have a better perspective than most.... how will new laws make criminals suddenly obey? you take away 99% of all the guns on the planet and the criminals will have them still. the ones who truely need them wil not