Nothing says freedom like easily allowing the seriously mentally ill and those with criminal records to easily arm themselves. Back ground checks certainly won't eliminate shootings, mass shootings or even suicides but if you compare US statistics for these kind of things to countries that do have background checks, pretty much any developed, democratic country (UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Finland, Belgium, France, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, etc.), they all have significantly lower, per capita, rates for shootings, mass shootings, and even suicides ... and people still own and use guns in these countries just as they do in the US.
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you forgot to mention the most important stat- Switzerland has the lowest gun crime rate In the world and your legally allowed to carry military grade AUTOMATIC rifles, in the open, and it's normal... Whereas Detroit which had a full ban on all guns, has the highest gun crime rate per capita in the US. The point is, these silly laws such as "only 7 or less round magazines" do nothing to stop gun crime it just effectively disarms the law abiders. This country was founded on the concept that we the people have a right to own firearms and that this right *shall not be infringed*.
Crap like the SAFE act basically takes a piss on the constitution, and it's sad that in this day and age people seem to think that's ok. It isn't a Left Vs Right argument either.
Now onto UBC's- they sound like a great idea, but it's the same deal, most guns used in gun crimes are stolen or bought on the black market, not at gander mountain. Oh another fun fact the MAJORITY of crimes are done with HAND GUNS which you have to go thru a UBC to get anyways, whereas a very small fraction are done using "assault weapons"*
In ny a 12 gauge shotgun with a pistol grip or a thumb hole is an assault weapon but the same model shotgun (same bullet same shell same barrel) without said features are not considered assault weapons- it's insanity.
TL;DR: said proposed laws do nothing to stop gun crime
Anyways back to the scheduled programming
think I've said all I plan to in this thread because we all see its going to end up in a flaming contest, but I felt i should weigh in on it.
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