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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: In the end, it's not our government's job to restrict freedoms of MANY for idealists to have a false sense of security. Gun-Free zones are the most common place for mass shootings to take place. When such tragedies DO take place, they're RARELY carried out by legal gun owners .. and the firearms acquired are very rarely the ones "gun control" supporters want to restrict. Small handguns .. revolvers namely .. are the most deadly every year. AR-15's and other "assault rifles" have been used in LESS THAN ONE PERCENT of ALL shootings since the end of the Frankenstin 1994 "Assault Weapons Ban"

    Magazine capacity is not a useful route either, folks. Going back to the COLUMBINE shootings, you know what their MOST DEADLY WEAPON was? They used a Hi-Point C-9 .. which is a 9mm rifle .. ENTIRELY ALLOWED in the 1994 Frankenstein ban. It held ONLY ten rounds .. because that was the REQUIREMENT! Only having ten rounds in your firearm certainly makes it less deadly, right? Unless you simply purchase a dozen extra 10 round magazines and go anyways. WHICH IS NOT EVEN an issue because they acquired their firearms illegally. Just like pretty much all criminals will if they intend to murder. It's not challenging to acquire them illegally .. and you MAY BE confused by this .. but it's been shown that it's common for major criminals within the US to be raided and caught with things like RPG-7 rocket launchers, modern POST-BAN CLASS III select fire military rifles which NOBODY can get aside from police/military .. NOBODY .. unless they feel it'd be DIFFICULT to be a GOOD CRIMINAL if they abided by laws, ya know?

    I have friends/family in law enforcement and ALL of them feel gun control is IMPOSSIBLE to enforce, DANGEROUS for citizens, HELPFUL for criminals (gives them an edge) and generally VIOLATES our CIVIL RIGHTS. Just to give you an idea .. I've heard MANY times how REAL MILIARY M4 Carbines (REAL AR-15) sell on the streets for $600-$1000 bucks to criminals. STORE? Starting @ $15,000

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