then why do stricter gun controls seem to fail so miserably here, someone will ask
and, how do you institute actual gun control with so many weapons already in the hands of the pop? all the honest ppl turn in their guns? its a pipe dream, unfortunately. we ripped this land away from the natives, and that legacy lives on maybe
"The United States is the world's undisputed champion in firearm ownership, with more guns than people: 121 civilian firearms per 100 inhabitants. Canada has about 35 per 100."
When I was in high school my class went on a field trip to a local target practice range, using a . 22 caliber rifle. This is the one and only time In my life I held a working firearm in my hands. (I am now 63). I live in a suburb of a metropolitan area with a population of 2 1/2 million, but I know of only one gun shop in the area (though I’m assuming there are more). And I’ve never heard of a gun-centric trade show ever being held here. Have I lived a sheltered life? No, I live in Canada.
It's not 'very complex', except that the obstructionists make it so. Tho I personally do not hunt (can't see myself doing so unless WWWIII comes to town), I am not for banning hunting rifles/shotguns. Tho I think the risks far outweigh the potential "safety", I'm not even proposing banning someone to have a gun for home protection. But, & it's a very big & obvious but, there are absolutely NO reasons for semi-automatic, assault-style weapons with expanded clips for personal use!!!! Period! (or in this case, exclamation point!)
"Protecting oneself from Government Overreach?!? Ludicrous! The Gov'ment has tanks & planes & drones, folks! & if things got that bad, which I think the Repugs are hoping for, many in the Service would be on the People's side! After all, they is people!!!