Because right away there will be a thriving black market but 25 years from now it will be exponentially harder to get those weapons and 50 years from now exponentially more difficult to get a weapon.
I understand the outcry for gun control, especially with how easy it is for the mentally ill to get a gun. However, keep in mind that the worst school killing in our country's history was done with a bomb. Crazy people will always find a way to harm others, unfortunately.
I'd rather they at least have to work for it than have their weapons come pre-assembled.
Can I ask a serious question, not trying to troll one bit, but I've yet to get a straight answer to this.
What makes people think it will be that much harder for a person committed to violence to obtain a gun if they get outlawed?
How's that working out for drugs? other illegal chemicals used in the construction of homemade bombs?
Maybe I'm just cynical, but to me, if your enough of a complete psychopath that you've decided to go to a school and murder children, obtaining a gun on what is SURE to be a thriving black market for will not really be a huge hindrance.
I'm all for Gun control, but to me outlawing firearms will do nothing but assure a thriving black market for their sale.
That aside, my heart goes out to these parents, absolute sickening news. If this is what our society has come to, maybe the myans have it right.
Sooner or later with guns being removed as criminals get caught, the supply will dwindle and the guns will be almost impossible to get.
I disagree. There will always be a way to get what you want, whether it's drugs, chemicals, illicit sex, or guns or some other type of weapon. And that does nothing to address mental illness or the depraved human condition, which is the cause of most crime. I grew up in a rural area in a hunting culture, in a house that had, at any given time, 5-10 guns of varying types, and there was never any incident like this in my community. Why? Because no one in my family or our neighborhood was loony or depraved enough. Excessive gun control is treating the symptom, not the root cause. I wish there could be no incidents like these, but I think there always will be, no matter what. Let me be clear, though: I'm not saying we should do nothing in response to a situation like this
. I just don't think that stripping the general citizenry of the ability to self-defend is the answer. I also think it's a bad idea to have the "authorities" (government) in control of all weapons, because citizens would then be subject to the possibility of complete government tyranny.