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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 27 2013: @Pabitra Mukhopadhyay, who said:
    How can be a gun and a car be compared like the way you did? These things are made for very different purposes. I feel tired listening to NRA logics. If a country and its people feel unsafe despite having police, law and order and best security systems in place and need guns to feel safe - well I'd say it's very irrational. And btw, I know about the 2nd amendment.

    ====== The comparison I made was simple: deaths caused by automobiles versus deaths caused by cars. I can assure you, the people killed by automobiles and guns don't care why either was manufactured, they are just as dead. If you are tired of the NRA, then don't listen to them!

    Now, you assert that a mere police presence should make people feel safe. Complete nonsense. Look at crime rates. There is reason one should be concerned with their safety. In my opinion, one who simply acknowledges there is law enforcement, then decides they feel just awesome regardless of the crime around them, THAT is the person that is irrational.

    I do not make a choice to own guns because they make me "feel" anything. I choose to own guns because it is a tool that perhaps I may need some day.
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      Jun 28 2013: It is a tool that will most likely kill you or someone you love someday. Crime rates are at historical lows. You are safer now than you were 30 years ago. You would be even safer if you got rid of your gun. That gun (or those guns) put you at far greater risk than any possible criminal.

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