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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 27 2013: I think people should be able to own guns, but with a lot of regulation and restrictions. Guns are dangerous. We regulate other dangerous things like explosives and poisons, guns need to have the same regulations.
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      Jun 28 2013: Thank you for your input,Susan!
      You mean a strict regulation over the gun sales?Someone says that the government could control the sales of gunpowder.Could you please present your ideas of such regulations?
      Looking forward to your wonderful ideas!
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        Jun 28 2013: i'd love for them to restrict the sale of gunpowder and require a background check for that as well. I think it's okay to make life inconvenient for terrorists and mass murderers.

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