Gun Control Legislation, yes or no?
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As far as owning an A-15 (pretty sure you meant AR-15), those of us who own one may not need it at the time, but what happens when a very likely civil war breaks out? What happens when you live in a big city and a very large gang of criminals armed with "assault" weapons comes to your home? You really think you are going to stop them with a shotgun or a handgun? No you are going to be mowed down. The only law-abiding citizens who usually own these weapons (and of course there are exceptions) are gun collectors who like to just have them on display and people who live in dangerous cities in which case they have a viable reason in the future to use it.
If you want to get rid of the criminals, arm the good citizens. Let there be armed security guards in classrooms so that when a certain deranged individual decides one day he wants to shoot up a bunch of children can eliminate the threat before anyone is injured. Allow for concealed carry licenses to be exactly that: concealed. You can go to work with a legitimate license to carry, but no one needs to know, it's not their business to know. And when a radical co-worker influenced by terrorists decides he wants to end the party early, praise the law-abiding co worker with a gun in his bag/her purse for taking the terrorist out before any more harm was done.
The idea that we need to make sure that criminals don't get their way by creating more laws is ludicrous. "Criminals don't follow laws" is of course a common argument because it is the ONLY argument that makes sense. You can't erase evil from the world and criminals spawn from evil.
And don't claim to know that I am no gun expert either, I happen to be a proud member of the NRA with my own personal weapon(s) that I enjoy taking apart, putting together, cleaning, taking to the range and hunting with. And when it comes to war, I have the right to defend myself period
Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (1968): Prohibited interstate trade in handguns, increased the minimum age to 21 for buying handguns.
Gun Control Act of 1968 ("GCA") (1968): Focuses primarily on regulating interstate commerce in firearms by generally prohibiting interstate firearms transfers except among licensed manufacturers, dealers and importers.
Undetectable Firearms Act (1988): Effectively criminalizes, with a few exceptions, the manufacture, importation, sale, shipment, delivery, possession, transfer, or receipt of firearms with less than 3.7 oz of metal content.
Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (1993): Requires background checks on most firearm purchasers, depending on seller and venue.
Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act ALREADY CRIMINALIZES THE PURCHASED OF GUNS WITHOUT A LEGITIMATE BACKGROUND CHECK TO THE BUYER. You are arguing for a law that already exists. NEWSFLASH if the law exists and there is still crime that exists in relation to that law, how is rewriting it going to solve your problem?
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