in the UK it is illegal to own a handgun or any weapon of that sort the only people that do own any sort of guns are farmers and people shooting clay pigeons for sport but still then you have to go through a vigourous routine checks also our police do not carry guns on the streets.
the reason why i ask this is because i recently watched Micheal moores documentray 'Bowling for Columbine' i kept an open mind about it but when people were asked why there was less guncrimes in britatin, germany and canada. and some of the people were like because maybe we hate each other more. all i thought was the awnser is simple make handguns illegal.
i want to know what your views are, I do not want to hear 'guns do not kill people people kill people' i already know that. the point is would that person have not died if the gunmen did not have easy access to guns?
Answer by trevsrockinmom at 1:25 PM on Sep. 8, 2009
Answer by Yoshi_Yoshi at 1:26 PM on Sep. 8, 2009
Answer by samurai_chica at 1:27 PM on Sep. 8, 2009
Answer by Scorpio359 at 1:27 PM on Sep. 8, 2009
You do realize it's estimated that there are as many guns in America as there are people? If tomorrow you made guns illegal, all you would do is make criminals out of upstanding citizens.
Most guns in the US are unregistered and would be difficult to trace. If most American gun owners could/would part with their guns, the number of criminal activities using guns would go UP, not down. The only people left with guns would be the criminals, who aren't likely to follow the law anyway, and they could easily prey on the unarmed citizens.
Answer by mancosmomma at 1:29 PM on Sep. 8, 2009
ownership should be limited to farmers and law enforcement, not people peddling drugs.
This made me giggle. It's already illegal for criminals to own guns. LOL
Answer by Anonymous at 1:31 PM on Sep. 8, 2009
Answer by Yoshi_Yoshi at 1:33 PM on Sep. 8, 2009
Answer by samurai_chica at 1:34 PM on Sep. 8, 2009
they CAN make them harder to get, i think that would be a wise idea yeah for people who abide by the laws, criminals on the other hand can have a gun in 30 minutes.
Answer by trevsrockinmom at 1:37 PM on Sep. 8, 2009
Answer by Student_mum at 1:39 PM on Sep. 8, 2009