Originally Posted by chiefst2000
This is ridiculous. If someone is selling weapons to criminals they are breaking the law and risking incarceration. People willing to break laws will not be stopped by your silly gun ban. Only law abiding people will be harmed. You are free to propose all the drafts you like but last time I checked we have a small volunteer military (relative to our country's population) and drafting millions of kids into it each year would be absurd.
As for the prisons how about we stop throwing pot users and drug users in jail and reserve it for violent criminals. Maybe bring back the death penalty and apply it to violent rapists and child molesters to clear up some of that space??
And if you were referring to the Civil war I'd say thank goodness the founders gave us the foundations of a country structure that was able to undo the evils of slavery within a relatively short time of the founding of the nation. Without it slavery in the south would have lasted much longer.
How the hell do you think all these weapons criminals get are gotten? They are repurchased from legal gun sales. When you make guns readily available to anyone which we have the percentage of guns in the hands of criminals also goes up.
As a capitalist you should no full well that demand pushes supply. The more guns that are being produced and on the street makes it much more likely that criminals will have easy access to guns. Keep pushing easy access and demand and gun manufacturers will continue to put weapons out. People get bored and sell them, they die and their estates sell them, they are pawned and sold, straw bought and sold. You can walk into a gun show and buy a gun without a background check.
How about stop supporting this insane coulture of death and paranoia and be man enough to live in a civil society by example.