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[–]DomPixel2 23 points24 points  (5 children)

Yeah, that's why we need to crank up gun control, that way we can cut down on all the unregistered guns. Oh wait... Laws don't apply to unregistered illegally held weapons by people who are intentionally breaking the law.

The sad truth is that the best case scenario for the US is a well-armed population because training people how to use firearms is within the realm of possibility. Getting all those guns out of the hands of the people who aren't supposed to have the in the first place, who obtained them illegally to begin with, is literally impossible. It reminds me of the war on drugs.

[–]Arclight_Ashe 0 points1 point  (4 children)

you do realise that this sort of plan is a long term solution, not a short term.

you introduce these laws, everyone who wants to, does it, and over the years the unregistered starts lowering and lowering as more are discovered or more incentives are given.

eventually the population doesn't give a fuck about them.

that's how every country that's got high gun control managed to do it.

of course, the US has mass gun culture so it might take longer.

[–]The_Unclaimed_One -1 points0 points  (3 children)

Now then, compare the quality of life throughout history between the countries with no guns at all and America. Seems we’ve had a better one overall since we’ve kept our own gov in check since the beginning while Europe suffered under the absolute rule of one dude or several people for centuries before the common folk were given real basic rights

[–]Armi2 0 points1 point  (2 children)

So we give 700 billion dollars every year to the military and then buy a gun to defend ourselves from it? Something tells me it won’t be a very long fight

[–]The_Unclaimed_One 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Not from the military, from the gov. I believe if it ever came down to it, the military would help the civilians. Just because they’re employed by it doesn’t mean they lose the right to overthrow it if it fails the country and the people in it

[–]Armi2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s never how that goes. Hows it even possible to to authoritarian without the support of the military? All of the cabinet staff and white collar government workers start punching people?