35 minutes ago
This is the fundamental flaw of gun control. if you ban something, only good, law abiding citizens will obey your ban. a good child will not steal from the cookie jar. a naughty child will ignore the rules. but why would you not trust those same law abiding citizens in the first place? if guns are illegal, criminals will still buy them, import them, etc. just like with drugs. how did the war on drugs turn out? a trillion dollars spent and hundreds of thousands of recreational w**d smokers, primarily from poor or minority backgrounds, thrown in jail. remember the 88 year old english ww2 veteran who got his entire souvenir rifle collection destroyed by the police?
a gun ban will be a lot worse, especially in terms of crime rates. a criminal is not very moral, so he will attack the most vulnerable target. does an unarmed woman deserve to get raped? does a man deserve to get robbed by a burglar with a knife? no. nobody can protect you better than yourself. even if you don't feel comfortable with a weapon, some people do. if a crime happens on the street, there's a chance a hero without a cape will help stop the perpetrator. with a gun ban, everyone runs like chickens from a wolf. a 5 minute police response time is 5 minutes for someone to massacre innocent people.
america, don't go down that road. europe, please reconsider your laws. there will always be more good people in the world than bad people.