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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 28 2013: I would ONCE AGAIN be disgusted in our federal government for ONCE AGAIN engaging in massive civil rights violations nationwide. Like it or not, we are showing signs of slippage in the direction of a soft tyranny. Unless our leadership LITERALLY SHUT DOWN both major borders and monitored our EXPANSIVE and generally unprotected coastlines, guns and other "banned" goods WILL enter our nation. It will absolutely cause YET ANOTHER black market which is entirely AVOIDABLE with LOGICAL policies .. not involving BANS.

    If you think it's easy to acquire MILITARY weapons, you're not informed. "Assault Rifle" is a political TRIGGER word which was never really used by ANYONE .. other than politicians .. prior to 1986 when our fine leaders banned production and legal sales of modern burst fire and fully automatic firearms known by INFORMED people as "BATTLE RIFLES" constructed after the year 1986. If you wish to buy a fully automatic firearm, you'll need a spotless criminal record .. no signs of any mental health issues on your medical record .. tens of thousands of dollars .. and LOTS of time. AR-15's are not military weapons .. the only "mil-spec" parts on the firearm are minor accessories. If you'd inconvenience yourselves to merely ask a US SOLDIER if he/she would feel safe carrying a cheaply made "BUSHMASTER AR-15 ASSAULT MILITARY DEATH MACHINE" such as the one allegedly used at the Sandy Hook shooting INTO COMBAT .. they will tell you no. We simply have VERY little access to military weapons. What you can buy over the counter at retail gun stores are SPORTING rifles. You can make them LOOK like their military counterparts but a REAL MILITARY VERSION of a Bushmaster AR-15 is rare EVEN IF you have the $15,000 and other things you'll need to legally acquire it. ATF agent will be assigned to closely look at every aspect of your personal life before giving you the OK to take that rifle home.

    On the other hand, you could seek out a criminal and spend no more than $500 to $1K

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