Originally Posted by Josh3239
I still reject it. For example, if you are a felon you cannot legally own a gun, possess a gun (that includes any type of touching), buy a gun, sell a gun, hunt, etc, etc. Yet the problem with most violent crime is repeat offenders. How did mobsters continue to get guns despite they couldn't legally own guns? How do gang members in East LA get guns where they have felonys by the time they aren't even old enough to own a gun? As far as Prohibition goes. Prohibition on alcohol was a real success.. NOT, Prohibition on marijuana has been a real success.. NOT. If people want something bad enough they'll get it. If people want to do something bad enought, they'll do it.
What stricter regulations? Age limit, background check, criminals cannot own guns, must take a safety course, own a permit, etc? Of course it varies by state, but like (I think you) you said - the problem is criminal stealing guns. Then what good does stricter regulations do?
i definitely understand your points. However you cant really compare alcohol prohibition and MJ prohibition to gun prohibition. First of all, the US does not produce MJ and there can not regulate the amount of MJ being produced. Also, MJ is easily brought into our country via smuggling in bags in air ports and etc. those things that buzz off when you have keys in your pockets are actually meant to go off when there is a weapon. Sure people COULD potentially make firearms however it is much more difficult than growing MJ or making alcohol.
By stricter regulations i am referring to confiscating weapons illegally owned to get them off the streets. and heres the one that will most likely bust ur chops.. prohibiting the sale of hand guns. Criminals cant conceal hunting rifles in their wastes and use it to rob and kill a convenient store owner. however he can conceal hand guns.
yes i was the one that mentioned stealing weapons. The FBI reports that there are over 340,000 firearm thefts each year in the US. thats 340,000 guns bought legally that are now in the hands in criminals. therefore if we ban the sale of hand guns that is less hand guns that can be bought legally that can be stolen and used in violent crimes.
I dont think banning hand guns is too far of a compromise. People always say they want the right to own a firearm. well they can own a rifle. people say they want a gun for hunting. a rifle seems much more logical for hunting to me. people say they want a gun to protect themselves in their homes. a hunting rifle can protect you as well