Because if your gun is traceable and hence, you must give it up, if Mr. McRobber has had his gun for 10 years, chances are his gun is also traceable and he will have to turn it in as well and hence, won't be taking it with him to your home invasion. Therefore, he has no gun, your's isn't necessary for protection.
Have you ever seen a loony waving a semi-automatic?Are you implying that just because I haven't seen one, it's not a real issue?
What about celebrities? Do they face increased risks? Should no poor people have an avenue to be protected, because they really face almost no risks of getting jacked?I'll be all for taxing celebrities a little more, so that what would be the salary of their armed guards turns into an extra teacher in the local public school. Unfortunately, I've found folks who are against gun controls bizarelly opposed to the idea. Quite frankly, this scizophrenic stance is incomprehensible to me.
I think a much more real issue is the violence stemming from drug prohibition (which I WILL NOT GET INTO IN ANY WAY) or from rampant gang activity.
So you do not think I should have the ability to protect my family with a gun even though it takes the local sheriff AT LEAST 23 minutes to get there (last summer had a big fire that they had to rush to, and they got there quicker than I had expected). One "loony" looking to rob our place would have no resistance. Why should I have to handicap myself by using nothing more than pepper spray when Criminal McRobber will no doubt use that .40 hes had for 10 years.
I think you are 100% wrong. I know of almost no registered weapons here in ND. Most guns are not traceable. Complain about that all you want, but that is the way it is. I can go buy a gun from a private seller and not even show them an ID, so quit living in a dream world where the now-illegal guns will simply go away.
And the criminal will have to turn his gun in? People who are criminals tend to not care about illegal weapon possession (look at all the felons with them). They will just say "boy did the value of this piece sure go up".
Your ideas are simplistic, unrealistic, and don't address the mass amounts of unregistered guns already in this country that are not going anywhere.
I know no one who is a gun owner who will give up there guns for a "gun buy back", and many wouldn't even registered if it was a legal requirement (though many would) and if you think a massive police state, essentially martial law, will work to secure firearms I do not know what to think.
You tell me how well drug prohibition has went, and I will show you exactly how well gun prohibition will work.