No.. no.. no they don’t. Besides, have you even thought about the logistics of such an operation? Who’s coming? Police? Military? No, they wouldn’t give up their guns. Maybe Obama will come knock on your door and ask nicely.
You are paranoid. Switzerland has one of the highest gun ownership rates in Europe and they register. Registering will create greater accountability and provide better tracking to solve crimes.
Chicago doesn’t have gun control. It has gun annoyance. No real gun control exists anywhere in the United States. You might be prohibited from buying in Chicago, but you can drive 20 minutes away and buy whatever you want.
Actually Memphis, New Orleans, Detroit, and St. Louis all have higher gun homicide rates. Also, the highest homicide rates are in the South, where the highest ownership levels are as well.
Great, what’s your issue with making it a law if we already do them? Also private sellers to a private party don’t require a background check. That’s where the Columbine guns came from.
You are more likely to be killed by a gun in the USA than Turkey, Iran, Libya, Afghanistan, Syria, Kuwait, Somalia, Jordan, Vietnam, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, or Albania. Our gun homicide rates are 10x more than Europe.
Over there past 10 years there have been 92 people killed in the US by terrorists. There has been 120,000 killed by a gun (double that if you include suicides).
Our mental health issues are no better or worse than most industrialized nations who don’t have mass shootings and high rates of gun homicides.
The majority of crimes are not committed by known mental cases. Most weapons used in crimes are bought legally. Are you suggesting a mental health exam before purchasing a weapon? See if NRA supports that!
So why worry about mental health cases if they can just get guns anyway? And also “no” to this claim. Again, look at just about every other industrialized nation. Bad people do not get guns.
Possibly true. But domestic homicides would increase, teenage suicides would increase, more accidental shootings would increase, and more people with mental health problems would have access to guns.
You better check with them. Polling shows they have a vastly different opinion.
Odds are the gun you own will be used for your teenager’s suicide, shooting a neighbor or family member, and if your husband/boyfriend is abusive, on you.
Let me share 32,000 stories each year where Americans lost their lives because of a gun.
What are you possibly reading to make you believe such a ridiculous claim? The only data to justify this response is the dishonest Kleck and Gertz study that says 2M defensive uses of a firearm for which has been debunked.
The NRA has been active in crippling the ATF. We have the same number of resources as 15 years ago including agents, funding, and rules for engagement.
No, gun crimes mainly happen because the United States has a firearm for every man, woman, and child. The US has 5% of the world’s population and 45% of the world’s guns.
95% of places where citizens go are gun-free zones. Churches, restaurants, government buildings, schools, bars, concert halls, stadium events, workplace environments, and even the NRA headquarters are all gun-free zones.
This might be the most idiotic response known to mankind. A car’s primary purpose is different than a gun’s primary purpose. Plus, you use a car a kajillion times more than a gun so let’s compare deaths per use.
Seriously? How old are you?! Sounds like an argument my eight year old would make. How about I surround my house with mines. If you step on a mine that’s on you because mines don’t kill people.
Great, long rifles and shotguns are rarely used in homicides. I fully support firearms that are used for hunting most Americans would agree. In fact, Swiss firearms are almost all long rifles and their homicide rate is a fraction of ours.
No. The 2nd Amendment protects the right for your state militia to bear arms. The were deeply skeptical of federal armies and the states were organized to unify for protection. We have come a long way since then.
Most of those quotes are fake or taken out of context. George Washington only had one real quote about gun ownership and it was specifically in the context of military procurement.
This is actually true. But it took over 200 (2007) years for the SCOTUS to come to this interpretation behind activist conservative judges that controlled 7 of 9 of the court’s seats.
Not even close. It wasn’t until the NRA started gaining national attention and large donations in the late 1970’s and 1980’s that the context and meaning of the 2nd Amendment was perverted.
Currently there are a dozen or so nations including South Korea, Japan, Netherlands, France, UK, Canada, Germany, and Australia that spend more per capita on video games than the United States.
If you want to own a gun and go through the same training and background checks as the Secret Service, police, or military, I would probably be OK with that.