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Billy Zhang

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How would you feel if the government carried out a serious ban on guns?

Here in China, the government doesn't allow the free gun sales and the man who want to have his gun (usully for protecting the forest or animals) legally must have the arm licence which is also hard to obtain.
But I hear about that in many other countries ,any adult can buy guns freely just as biscuits.But as you all know, terrible shooting accidents are happening now and then.
Does your government start to draw out decrees over gun control or gun ban?How do you feel if the government carry it out seriously? I just want to know your true feeling without any offence.Thank you!


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  • Jun 25 2013: I would be moving my firearms to a location they wouldn't know about. As an active hunter and enjoyer of gun sports any ban on firearms is just ridiculous. Although here in Canada you need to do a few courses to get your gun licence, we have a higher amount of guns per Capita than the states and yet lower crime. I personally just think the US is really messed up which causes a lot of issues for us law abiding people.
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      Jun 25 2013: Thank you for your input, Scott!
      Maybe the US government just wants to reduce the potential risks caused by the gun sales while not violate the constitutional right of people.It's difficult to cater for all taste.Thus, we'd better make allowance for the government's dilemma.
      Could you please tell me something about the gun-related laws and people's reason for have guns at home in Canada? Many thanks!
      Look forward to your reply!

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