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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 26 2013: Here in Canada you need a licence which is a day course, and there is two levels (essentially pistol and long gun) as well as murky laws regarding storage. Pistols are the highly regulated ones, you cannot just waltz around with one like in the states, if your caught outside of a direct route from your place of residence (on your license) and the gun range you can have it confiscated and such (needs to change).

    Most of the time it is for hunting or paper shooting, its just with a much smaller population and many gun owners owning 3 or more. Our problems with firearms are because the US is so lax that illegal firearms come from the south and into law breaking idiots hands.

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