Wing-Zero wrote:Also, do you have any statistics on how guns that were purchased at gun shows have been recorded in a firearm case?
No, I don't but who ha the most to lose if a gun can be traced? You, who puts up with the slight inconvienience of having to be checked for a criminal record, or someone who has one?
I figure most criminals who plan on committing crimes again would just buy them illegally, and as we all know, a lot of crazy people aren't crazy until they actually go through with it.
Yep there's no accounting for first timers and you knew I was not refering to them. I was refering to persons who have already shown society that they cannot be trusted to behave in the best interests of society.
As for the illegal purchase of firearms, yep it will occur. So does robbery, we going to make it legal because the criminals do it anyway?
Worried about slowing down the ability of law abiding persons to defend themselves? That would apply only to the first firearm one buys, maybe the second. Afterall you only have two hands. You may desire another or several more but you already have the protection that a firearm allows you.
"What if the bad guy has an automatic weapon? Then I need one too"
Are you protecting yourself and your family or starting a police force? For the most common senario for a family in which one might want a firearm, a break-in, all you need is a hand gun (greater ease of use in a confined space) or shotgun ( dead-eye aim unneccesary in close encounters). If a drug cartel is pissed at you specifically, it might be a different story.
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