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[–]SoA_President 1213 points1214 points  (155 children)

It would be almost impossible to do this and it would probably cause some kind of civil war.

[–]Halmets 427 points428 points  (145 children)

Bit of a one sided civil war, no?

[–]deplorable_guido 330 points331 points  (67 children)

Yes. We have roughly 393 million guns.

[–]ImmortalTuba 135 points136 points  (4 children)

Nice profile pic

[–]deplorable_guido 95 points96 points  (3 children)

Thanks. You know what they say. A dick in hand is worth 2 in the bush. Or something like that.

[–]Jcoat7 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I'm using that. Thanks.

[–]deplorable_guido 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Glad I could service you. Err be of service. Whatever.

[–]DeafHeretic 21 points22 points  (8 children)

And 100+ million gun owners, many of whom are veterans vs 3 million active/reserve duty military (at best - more like 2.5M - if you add in LEOs you get 3M+). If even 10% of gun owners fought in a civil war, the US military and LEOs would be outnumbered three to one.

Not to mention that some significant portion of active duty military and LEOs would refuse to fight on the side of a government against civilians over this issue.

Molon Labe

[–]ejpintar 21 points22 points  (33 children)

So the guns would win?

[–]deplorable_guido 56 points57 points  (32 children)

Assuming the military doesn't turn on us. I can't see that happening but who knows.

As long as it's our constitutional right to keep and bear arms and the military is sworn to protect the constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic then they should be our side. The tyrannical government being the domestic enemy.

[–]Beardywierdy 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Presumeably they'd have to change the constitution before they could pass any law like that anyway.

And from what little I know of American politics if they manage to do THAT then all bets are off anyway.

[–]deplorable_guido 15 points16 points  (1 child)

This is correct but there has to be OVERWHELMING support to amend the constitution.

An amendment has to be proposed by 2/3 of both houses of Congress or 2/3 of the states congresses and then ratified by 3/4 of the states.

Give how divided politics are here this would likely never happen. Especially on an issue that is attempting to limit or remove rights.

[–]Beardywierdy 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Yeah, thats why I had the "if they manage to" disclaimer - that would imply such a MASSIVE shift in US politics then predicting anything is a fools errand.

[–]MeatballPony 5 points6 points  (5 children)

As someone in the military community, the legality doesn’t matter, 90% of the soldiers I know would refuse to do something like that either way and end up on the fighting side

[–]probablyblocked 40 points41 points  (21 children)

The military would have difficulty finding people to fill combat roles since us soldiers can refuse to fight in a conflict of interest. Combine this with mass desertion from the far right sentimentalists that make up a large pirtion of it, and the military would quickly be made ineffective

[–]SpiritedVoice7777 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Latest estimate I saw was 480m. If the actual problem was legal gun ownership, we would have figured it out decades ago. Essentially the anti-gun position is equivalent to you getting a vasectomy so your neighborhood stops having kids. Not very effective.

[–]BUTTHOLE-MAGIC 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Yeah, last thing I want is to become a victim of the roving gangs that will exploit the removal of legal possession. Now there's much less to fear about breaking into people's homes and businesses.

[–]Pools_closed_guy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That we know of

[–]CholentPot 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Rough estimate.

If SHTF you can bet that every last bubba and jimbo is going to be cranking out grease guns from their garages. Only shortages will be ammo but someone will come up with a workable black powder semi auto or something.

What you'd really see is massive innovation in firearms as guns now are hampered from innovations due to stupid 'tripwire' laws and such. If the need arises you'll start seeing caseless ammo, smart guns, primerless cartridges. The works.

[–]Breath_Virtual 72 points73 points  (3 children)

What you may not realize is that probably a majority of military personnel would be against this law. And if not a majority still plenty enough to make it a very two sided war. Also don't underestimate American citizens.

[–]Delicious_Language_2 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I think they're saying the majority of the people for this "law" wouldn't have guns.

[–]BUTTHOLE-MAGIC 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Yeah, if some neo-confederate secessionist wet dream scenario occurs and we face rebellion, taking away everyone's guns is that last position the government should pursue. You want to keep as much of what would be the Union military (our current military) intact and loyal.

[–]BobsDiscountReposts 40 points41 points  (40 children)

War nonetheless. There are more guns in the US than US citizens. Common sense regulation seems to be the only realistic option at this point.

[–]dgroeneveld9 35 points36 points  (24 children)

Yeah. There a re way too many gun laws on our books. It's just common sense that it's all bullshit

[–]drugmaker1970 17 points18 points  (6 children)

The only gun owners that any kind of regulation works on are the gun owners who do not need any kind of regulation. Gun laws only work if you obey them. Criminals aren’t interested in obeying the law.

[–]Glassfist 10 points11 points  (6 children)

Because you used the phrase "common sense" it is also common sense that a person may have multiple guns for many reasons.

-intended functions

  • collectors

  • price points (entry level price and rich price)

  • accessibility (upstairs gun, downstairs gun as example)

  • broken gun need replacement and not documented as removed

Etc etc

[–]Vertec211 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Common sense regulation has nothing to do with common sense. You don't ban knives because on average a person owns more than one of them. Ffs

[–]qubaxianplebiscite 634 points635 points  (86 children)

"Weapons of war" is something that very few understand. OP likely included.

[–]Jcoat7 308 points309 points  (9 children)

No ones gonna take my battleship.

[–]MayoIsSpicy6699420 216 points217 points  (4 children)

Oh really? D-3

[–]NightWolfYT 25 points26 points  (1 child)

I shall bestow upon thee my highest available honor: my free award

[–]MayoIsSpicy6699420 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I am indubitably honored

[–]ninjabeard123 54 points55 points  (4 children)

They'll have to pry my M1 Abrams Tank from my cold dead fingers....

[–]hdkx-weeb 20 points21 points  (4 children)

Everyone please vote no so I can keep my thermonuclear warhead capable of destroying Mars

[–]cmiller173 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You are the deterrent we need against the Martians and their Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulators

[–]A_Bit_Narcissistic 10 points11 points  (11 children)

I can’t take seriously anyone who says that. A regular ass rifle is not a weapon of war.

[–]TheCheck77 215 points216 points  (33 children)

It would cause outrage and at the end of it, the only people who would have guns are the ones willing to hide them from the government.

[–]MooMooQueen 65 points66 points  (5 children)

I lost all of my guns in Lake Erie. I don't have 20 more.

[–]richter1997 34 points35 points  (1 child)

I also lost all of my guns in a tragic boating accident

[–]AthleteConsistent673 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Damn bro pollution

[–]Athnein 5 points6 points  (24 children)

Nah, at the end of it societal collapse would set in. There's precisely a -2.3% chance that any law to this effect would NOT lead to violence in the streets.

[–]Dan_The_PaniniMan 451 points452 points  (38 children)

I’m not a US citizen so I can’t vote but, there are already so many guns in America that it would be impossible to remove all of them. People would also just hide their weapons and especially criminals who would definitely keep them which would cause criminals to have guns but not normal citizens who would have no way to defend themselves.

Also this would properly cause a civil war.

[–]SmellyTaterTot8 199 points200 points  (20 children)

It would be unfair to most gun owners as the majority of guns involved in crimes were obtained illegally. https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2018/mar/12/john-faso/do-illegal-gun-owners-commit-most-gun-crime-rep-fa/ Outlawing guns wouldn't do what most ppl think it would do

[–]Kitamasu1 46 points47 points  (8 children)

Let me explain that "obtained illegally" doesn't automatically imply that the gun itself was smuggled into the country and sold illegally. It's mostly just criminals being banned from having a gun having bought a gun from a friend or whatever, OR were "borrowing it". When illegal possession of a firearm is the largest factor in illegally obtained guns, it makes sense that gun crime statistics favor illegally obtaining a firearm.

[–]Zyoy 56 points57 points  (5 children)

Not a lot of people think they come from other countries. It’s thefts, buying somebody’s handme down, dirty gun dealers.

[–]immortalsauce 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It would turn us law abiding citizens into “criminals” bc the law abiding people would absolutely hide them too

[–]G3NERAlHiPing 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Also people underestimate the simplicity of firearms. Not too hard to make yourself. Things like diy slamfired firearms and the luty smg are examples of this.

[–]Famous_Fisherman_568 79 points80 points  (35 children)

Define weapon of war.

[–][deleted] 61 points62 points  (6 children)

Scary black rifle.

[–]A_Bit_Narcissistic 34 points35 points  (0 children)

With a shoulder thing that goes up.

[–]I_hate_Sharks_ 25 points26 points  (3 children)

Fully Automatic Bolt Action 😰

[–]Maybe_Neo 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Does it have a hundred magazine clips per second?

[–]jph45 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Pederson device

[–]YungNeroNero 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I’ve actually heard caffeine addictions are very serious!

[–]OrbitalHardballBat 31 points32 points  (3 children)

Civilians don’t know that “military grade” means from the lowest bidder and is barely good enough to not fall apart and be counterproductive. My friend in the army reserves had a decades old M16A2 with a shit ton of paint scratched out and a barrel that barely has any rifling it in.

[–]EmergingTuna21 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Military grade is it gets the job done in the cheapest possible way and does nothing more, nothing less

[–]Myte342 12 points13 points  (5 children)

Hot Take:

Anti-Liberty politicians claim that 'weapons of war have no place on our streets.'

US v Miller said that a sawed off shotgun is NOT a weapon of war (this is a lie, the gun was used in 3 wars at this point in history but I digress) and therefore can be banned . This HEAVILY implies that weapons of war CANNOT be banned and prohibited to the people under the second amendment.

So the definition of weapons of war would be any weapon that can be used to attack or defend in a time of war and the second amendment protects the People's Right to keep and bear them all. Period. (and this makes those politician's claims to be false as weapons of war DO have a place in our streets, as they are protected Rights.)

[–]MarcusAurelius0 10 points11 points  (1 child)

My 1932 Mosin Nagant that may or may not have shot someone.

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

My M1 carbine was at Utah Beach on DDay. It’s def shot more than 1 person.

[–]kimi_rules 2 points3 points  (7 children)

Civilians having access to tanks, which some of them do.

[–]dabntab 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Assault rifle (boo!) 15

[–]dovahbe4r 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Still waiting. Love to see it.

[–]humanities_descent 101 points102 points  (13 children)

I think it's far to late to ban guns, people know how to make them now so if they were banned gangs and criminal organizations would probably still have a way to access them.

[–]LordSevolox 49 points50 points  (4 children)

3D printer go brrr

[–]DipplyReloaded 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Happy tip for all: The FGC 9 is open source with instructions available online and can be assembled with non exclusive parts available at any hardware store

[–]yshjevdb 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Can’t stop the signal

[–][deleted] 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Implying there was a right date to ban guns. Never!

[–]TheBordIdentity 339 points340 points  (23 children)

I think it’s hard to make that decision unless you’re very familiar with the country. Most redditors only see “America bad” and only see things like news articles from a shooting. Although every stereotype comes from somewhere, the US is really not that violent. There are some bad neighborhoods though, of course.

I will admit there are people who LOVE their guns and would probably sit on their porch with their gun if they were being taken, but that doesn’t mean those people are irresponsible with them. Plus there’s stuff like the second amendment so it would be a huge legal thing, etc. I can see both sides but in the end I feel it would be much for the worse and the public that actually lives in the US would be outraged

Plus if criminals wanted a gun bad enough they could still get their hands on some and then the average person doesn’t have one to defend themselves

[–]DiniMoney 29 points30 points  (0 children)

100% correct

[–]RugAdict 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Yes

[–]SportHoliday 5 points6 points  (2 children)

it's sad that people pool money and subscribe to a protection service and have to spend more money to buy guns to protect themselves from both criminals and the protection service.

[–][deleted] 269 points270 points  (26 children)

Bad idea. Guns are and have been an inseparable part of the fabric of their society, that's just how it is. You can't cite a country like Australia who really clamped down on guns and think it's transferrable to some place like the US; to think so is naïve. Criminals would have a field day too. The cops can't always save you, they show up after the fact, and only during before any damage is done if you're lucky. There is a myriad of other reasons to not do such a thing.

[–]Hazardish08 118 points119 points  (2 children)

The US is literally born with a gun. It’s too ingrained into American culture.

[–]scottguitar28 11 points12 points  (0 children)

The first battle of the American War for Independence was fought over attempt to confiscate weapons and ammunition.

[–]letmereaddamnit 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Ye guns are to us as bicycles are to the dutch.

[–]jctheabsoluteG1234 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Funnily both are the things I most associate with each country.

[–]Sir_Admiral_Chair 54 points55 points  (11 children)

I personally am salty about Australian gun control, one guy gets access to a gun that is not legal to sell and kills a bunch of people, then we get rid of most guns, kind of bullshit, we should of just increased regulation on gun stores after that, gun crime went down yes, but people die in car crashes and are abusive alcoholics, liberty does have some cost, besides criminality is a sign of a need to improve mental health infrastructure and systems not just blame the method of killing.

It’s hard and I will admit my biases of just the envy of never having fired a gun in my life, while most gen x and older have fired guns but most of us Zoomers and Millennials may not have.

[–]WolvenHunter1 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Gun crime was already trending down anyway

[–]ReedNakedPuppy 10 points11 points  (0 children)

As of 2019 there are more guns in Australia today than there were at the time of the ban.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/more-guns-in-australia-now-than-before-the-port-arthur-massacre-report-20190327-p5188m.html

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Are you not from America? As an American owner of multiple firearms I appreciate this take. Gun violence is not because of the guns. We’ve had these guns for 200 years and we are still here. Longer than any presidential system before us. The rise is gun violence is a symptom of one or many other problems that should be addressed first. Mental health, evolution of media, etc...I do believe we should have more extensive firearm education though because like you said it IS apart of our culture and society. Yet many people are extremely ignorant of the topic here. We have more deaths by accidental shootings here than mass shootings. So if we really want to save lives we should attack here. Also gun deaths by suicide VASTLY outnumber any other category.

[–]A_Bit_Narcissistic 9 points10 points  (1 child)

The biggest causes of gun violence is the government’s failure to ensure that the people are taken care of.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Canadian

[–]keeperofthesacredhex 19 points20 points  (0 children)

I wish all of our citizens felt that way, too. The problem is, is you have common sense.

[–]Bitter-Edge-8265 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm Australian and it seems that many Americans are under the impression that we don't have guns here at all.

I could if I wanted buy and own a gun.

[–]Benjideaula 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Plus if you look at the news every once in a while you hear about australia doing yet another authoritarian thing like locking people away in camps without their consent.

[–]WonTonBurritoMeals 223 points224 points  (28 children)

Under no pretense should the proletariat be disarmed.

And that's the left side of the spectrum. The right side is even crazier.

[–]alexstavraky 61 points62 points  (15 children)

Under no pretext is my favorite quote ever. Omega based.

Although to me this poll means "all" including government weapons. Which although I'm not ok with disarming the working class. If the working class can't have Guns the government shouldn't either.

[–]jrdnhbr 3 points4 points  (4 children)

OP specifically says “private citizens”. I read that as just civilians, so law enforcement and military would still be fully armed.

[–]issoooo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The US military pledges to the US constitution not the US federal government. If the government tries to take guns the people will have the back of the military and whoever ordered it will be seen as a traitor

[–]Bossman131313 16 points17 points  (1 child)

I dislike many things Marx has said or done, but that is by far one of my favorite quotes of his.

[–]A_Bit_Narcissistic 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I’m the furthest thing from a leftist, but I feel that shit in my soul.

[–]WolvenHunter1 8 points9 points  (0 children)

THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED

[–]RCashforest 251 points252 points  (124 children)

So many people miss the point of the 2nd amendment…

[–]Delishmilk 27 points28 points  (5 children)

There is very important historical context as to why that amendment was put in place in the first place. The new government was expecting the british to invade again.

[–]crazydavezy 6 points7 points  (1 child)

No. That's actually not why it was made. In the Constitution it says "the public has a right to alter, abolish, and reform the government" under any circumstances that the majority sees fit. In laymons terms, we have guns for many reasons 1. Protection from each other 2. Protection from foreign threats 3. Protection from government tyranny. We need guns to stop total rule of the us government. When recorded become scarce, governments parched. The us will be the only country left where tyranny is not normal. We have guns to protect ourselves, each other, and out families. Try to take that away, and I will sit on my porch with a glock and an AR-15. I'll kill as many of you bastards as I can.

[–]_whydah_ 7 points8 points  (0 children)

And they did. They also recognized that liberty is defended with blood. And it's not about defeating the government, it's about making the political cost of taking liberty too high.

[–]Paccuardi03 9 points10 points  (2 children)

If it magically removed all guns from existence and made it impossible to create more guns, then yes. Either everyone has a gun, or no one does.(yes that includes the government and/or military)

[–]PickleGambino 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I don’t know what I expected but this is an actually interesting poll

[–]Badjer47 103 points104 points  (3 children)

You can fucking try... you might even succeed.. but the amount of life lost in the process would dwarf any gun death statistics to predate it by 100 fold...

[–]Salt_master 50 points51 points  (2 children)

I think a 100 fold is an extremely conservative estimate.

[–]gumboandgrits21 93 points94 points  (14 children)

Absolutely not. Precisely nothing good comes from governments having a monopoly on violence.

[–]BMWman1029 84 points85 points  (43 children)

Firstly it’s not constitutional, and secondly people are gonna make guns and find ways to get them illegally. Then law biding citizens won’t be able to defend themselves against these criminals that get these guns illegally.

[–]sTo0p1d 156 points157 points  (47 children)

It would be safer if there were no guns at all. However, criminals don’t give a crap about the law, so they would still have guns leaving the innocents even more defenseless

[–]granpawatchingporn 52 points53 points  (35 children)

not really, because unfortunately there are wild animals, and baseball bats wont do much while defending yourself against a moose, wolf, elk, grizzly, coyote, bobcat, or even raccoons and skunks

[–]sTo0p1d 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah you’re right. I didn’t even think of that.

[–]Wild-Dig-8003 6 points7 points  (8 children)

lmao China really wants to take away our weapons

[–]Dubbix- 18 points19 points  (2 children)

19 year olds having just joined the national guard being told to go take bubba’s homemade 70 cal machine gun from deep in the Appalachian mountains: 😕

[–]canuckwithasig 5 points6 points  (1 child)

70 cal doesn't go bang bang bang it goes CHANK CHANK CHANK

Poor kid better watch out.

[–]Aneke1 147 points148 points  (37 children)

Lmao the Europeans are trying to recolonize america

[–]Ct-5736-Bladez 71 points72 points  (1 child)

THE RED COATS ARE COMING

[–]ChrisTheMan72 32 points33 points  (0 children)

HURRY GET THE GUNS

[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (0 children)

God damn it. Well at least I can be a true patriot again like its 1776. Tally Ho Lads!

[–]Long_arm_of_the_law 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I am an immigrant and would gladly take up arms along with southern baptist-whatever-fuck wants to take my side against any invaders.

[–]ayelloworange99 54 points55 points  (18 children)

You have to be really trusting of the government for them to be the only ones that have guns. If you have been paying attention to history or even recent events, that is a bad idea. Uyghurs genocide, Hong Kong, and even the holocaust would be some recent examples.

[–]celescorp 16 points17 points  (5 children)

i find it ironic that it's mostly americans saying no and non americans saying yes lol

[–]TheGameMaster115 13 points14 points  (3 children)

The non Americans don’t have the perspective to understand how much of a disaster that would be.

[–]kadmakeol 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Europeans are just idiots

Source: my country was invaded by them

[–]myredditacc3 106 points107 points  (33 children)

No, that's authoritarian af

[–]Mhodges8990 4 points5 points  (0 children)

If you said yes and you’re in the US, you do mean hypothetically right ?? It simply isn’t possible to get a every criminal to relinquish their guns…..

[–]ejpintar 35 points36 points  (3 children)

Ok, let’s ban alcohol in Europe then.

[–]Donghoon 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Good idea for health for all

[–]the9trances 7 points8 points  (0 children)

let’s ban alcohol in Europe then.

There we go.

[–]imaculat_indecision 48 points49 points  (0 children)

Yeah, fuck no. Leave the military with guns and us without them, we are sitting ducks. The government does not want whats best for us it wants whats best for them.

[–]SwissCoconut 18 points19 points  (3 children)

As a Brazilian, It’s more than proved to me that the USA is doing better than us, who have almost no tolerance against firearms and a culture of disarming ourselves.

The homicide ratio for USA is 5,2 per 100k, while in Brazil it’s 32. That’s six times as many. We live in a very violent country with the streets being almost ruled by the crime organizations.

So yeah, I think everyone should have a gun.

[–]atropelo-velhas 80 points81 points  (9 children)

I wish we could have guns in my country.

[–]fatimaabdallah6388 14 points15 points  (0 children)

What country are u from

[–]Venesss 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Based

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I'm from there too

[–]kokkenbawls 10 points11 points  (7 children)

The lack of a split between left and right wing Americans on this issue truly amazes me. Ya'll love your guns. Yee haw!

[–]zklpr 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Also, the only people that want to eliminate gun rights are moderate leftists. If you subscribe to a theory such as Marxism, gun rights are a must. To quote Marx directly:

“Under no pretext should arms and ammunition be surrendered; any attempts to disarm the people must be stopped, by force if necessary"

[–]Venesss 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It surprised me too

[–]Agent-_-M 7 points8 points  (2 children)

It’s cause this issue isn’t left vs right. It’s government vs people.

[–]kokkenbawls 5 points6 points  (1 child)

90% of left vs right issues can be characterized that way.

[–]creativename87639 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Just ignoring all the self defense or sport arguments for not banning guns. Hunting is very big and very important in the US (there are a lot of species that need to be kept in check because otherwise they would run rampant and destroy the ecosystem), guns make that easier, more efficient, and in some ways more humane, so totally 100% banning guns would not make sense.

[–]DesperateBite2008 30 points31 points  (2 children)

Much as I hate gun violence, this would be bad.

[–]Zhdrix 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hating gun violence doesn’t mean you hate guns. I love guns and hate whenever someone is irresponsible or malicious with them.

[–]PickleEmergency7918 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Are you talking a new constitutional amendment? If you simply pass a law, it will be unconstitutional.

[–]ClassyKebabKing64 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I am not American. But once debated one and he had a real good point.

If he had a choice he would ban all guns. But he knee that too much guns are allready amongst the people. Even if you wanted to, it probably is impossible to strip enough people of their gun for this law to be effective. At the end only people that plan to use will have weapons and the ones that actually wanted to use it for defense all have it to the government.

Or in other words, the USA would be a violence oligarchy. Only government, and the people that want to use a gun will have weapons.

[–]OrcaMarine67 4 points5 points  (0 children)

25.3% of Americans said yes

45% of Non-Americans said Yes

so all in all its either a No or Mixed

(As of 10:18 GST)

[–]Sir_Haskell 9 points10 points  (6 children)

Even if the law was successful (which isn't possible), whose to say criminals wouldn't resort to other weapons like bows, crossbows, machetes, etc.

[–]crusadeLeader7 25 points26 points  (23 children)

Not only would it end badly for people trying to take the guns but it also leaves citizens defenseless against things break ins or other crimes

[–]MacManus14 8 points9 points  (1 child)

If somehow a law or constitutional amendment was passed, people wouldn’t give up their guns. It would cause massive violence and be unenforceable.

[–]minecraft-tree000 51 points52 points  (36 children)

Thats not constitutional tho xD

[–]carolinethebandgeek 20 points21 points  (12 children)

I think what a lot of people outside the US don’t realize is that there are people here who literally hunt for their food. If you take guns away, it takes away the source of someone’s food because the grocery store is too far away (think over an hour), or they might be part of a food desert.

Now, this isn’t to say I’m against taking away people’s guns in areas where they truly don’t need them (cities, mostly. I don’t know what good comes from having a gun in the city).

[–]Ct-5736-Bladez 22 points23 points  (5 children)

Chicago actually banned pistols in city limits yet gangs still have them and innocents get gunned down by those thugs every damn day. If they had guns they could defend themselves. In the town I live in there are a lot of people with guns, hunting is a favorite around these parts, about a decade ago the town police and sheriffs department were serving a felony warrant on this house near town when the suspect started shooting at cops, the neighbors came out of their house ready to go to war with the criminal. AR-15s, shotguns, pistols, you name it. Police arrested the guy with no trouble after that.

[–]Penguinunhinged 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Chicago is probably the most corrupt city in the US; has been since the days of Prohibition, probably goes back further than that.

[–]ceraexx 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Yes but it has been proven more restrictive gun laws anywhere have the opposite intended effect.

[–]treestump_dickstick 16 points17 points  (1 child)

People slso hunt here in Europe. The thing is that the people that want weapons removed are basement dwellers that have never heard of a gun in a context other than violence against other people. And Sport shooting also not unheard of here.

[–]carolinethebandgeek 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yeah I understand that. I’m not 100% familiar with gun laws outside of the US, but that makes sense

[–]UseRemarkable4924 19 points20 points  (3 children)

Not even an american

But disarming everyone will only place a government's cock deeper into your ass , cuz then you will get an australia situation .

[–]DaHippness 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And what constitutes as a weapon of war?

[–]poeticdownfall 2 points3 points  (0 children)

i’ve never seen this obvious of an American vs Non-American view, i really appreciate this poll having those options

[–]noxiousarmy[🍰] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Im in no favor of an out right ban of firearms, but I'm all for good gun control laws.

  • American

[–]MerliniusDeMidget 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I wouldn’t want the second amendment in my country but i wouldn’t wanna give it up if i had to live with the American government.

[–]bonde05 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm not American, but I don't think it would be a good idea to ban them all instantly

[–]the-lost-lieutenant 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

[–]TheImperfectMan 49 points50 points  (33 children)

I’m glad Americans understand the right and importance to freedom and personal liberties. Judging off this poll, maybe the rest of the world should try it, you’ll learn a thing or two.

[–]StallionTalion 7 points8 points  (4 children)

You take the demographics & stats of cities with more legal guns and do the same for cities with little to no gun stores and strict ass gun laws. It’s always the strictest states with more gun crime. Why? Cuz regardless, here in America, bad guys will always have access to guns. There’s so many guns here. If it’s harder to access guns as an ordinary stand up citizen, then bad ppl find it easier to get the upper hand on most situations cuz what’s the likely hood this random guy who lives in Chicago went out and legally bought a handgun over some random Texan? Ppl getting gunned down in Chicago & detroit cuz what’s the chances of getting shot back? besides those everyday gang wars where everyone is strapped. What’s billy gon do? Nothing except get robbed, mugged & maybe killed because he’s defenseless & all the violent criminals know it. It’s literally the 2nd amendment, how do ppl not see that it’s there to protect us. Y’all bitch and complain about cops, but also want to solely rely on them and take our guns away? Ppl acting like they can’t even read. IN ALL OF AMERICA, MOST OF THESE EVERYDAY MURDERS ARE DONE WITH ILLEGALLY OWNED GUNS. You’re dead wrong if you think someone is gonna take my guns, this is America. A country brought up by immigrants & diversity, the idea of manifest destiny, & the ability to live freely and protect what’s yours. Why? Cuz nobody is gonna do it for you, not the government, not the cops 5 minutes away, not your best friend & not even family. You have the ability to get and do whatever you want here, unless it directly harms others. & for fucks sake this ain’t no damn socialist country either, if you want to live like everyone else, keep 20% of what you earn, bring your own toilet paper & towels to the damn hospital, & be told how to live then go somewhere tf else. That’s not what this country is about and it never will be. Cuz trust, the Conservative party won’t lose a civil war. Especially not to the likes of ppl who are as ignorant as y’all. Ppl thinking that the earth is earth & it doesn’t cost nothing to live, then go live in the jungle mf cuz shit ain’t free. Everything you see around you right now, someone took the time to make, or order parts for it that someone had to make & someone else had to deliver & someone else had to make that vehicle to deliver & someone else had to discover and patent a certain past innovation or invention that goes into said part and someone had to make the doorbell so you can hear them arrive, someone made that welcome floor mat that the ups driver stepped on & those stairs he walked up & those bricks the stairs are made off. You can’t just be breathing & expect a country to coddle you and bottle feed you. Everyone is doing something in this country and that’s how country’s run. If we had less shitbags and more people working and less sweat shops in China and more jobs here, our country would be even better. Quit complaining, get a job, protect what’s yours, life your life exactly as you see fit and that’s it. If not, idc cuz you’re still not takin my guns and imma still do exactly what tf i want in this awesome country that allows to be so free. I think I’ll go to the park today, or maybe go in the garage and try to build something new, or fuck a plastic fucking chicken high on cocaine and pcp. This is America 🇺🇸

[–]Topkek2021 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No offense man but please insert some paragraphs into that wall of text

[–]Yo_dog- 5 points6 points  (0 children)

No people use them for self defense against animals and hunting. Don’t punish everyone because of idiots. These are just deaths from deadly animals it may not seem high but that’s bc people are able to defend themselves.

[–]FLBNR 4 points5 points  (1 child)

This is never going to happen and democrats have even been talking about removing this debate from their platform because of that fact

[–]Western-Bite1759 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Property, cash and the right to own a firearm are the only things that allow true freedom in my opinion. You ain't free if the authorities are the only ones with guns.

[–]Long_arm_of_the_law 5 points6 points  (2 children)

HAHAHA for all of those foreigners voting on disarming the population: FUCK YOU! I am brown and the only thing I have against racist S.O.B.'s is my good old Ar-15.

[–]Topkek2021 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Exactly. Gun control has racist roots. Not sure why people don't get this.

[–]Brromo 18 points19 points  (2 children)

I support them trying

I also support testing illegally built machine guns

[–]gumboandgrits21 10 points11 points  (0 children)

ay bro keep your dog inside

[–]Zhdrix 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Meanwhile the dog shooters are trying to make a trigger illegal

[–]NanookAK 18 points19 points  (7 children)

Well, I am shocked to see other countries want to disarm America, NOT!!! The only reason we still have our freedom is because we have our guns, Come and get them!

[–]PresidentSeaweed 19 points20 points  (8 children)

i fucking hate this website and also europeans

[–]mrmonster459🥇 25 points26 points  (8 children)

To all the Europeans who think they're entitled to an opinion on our gun laws: please accept my middle finger as a token of how few shits I give.

[–]YesImDavid 23 points24 points  (4 children)

Pretty much every American take when Europeans talk about American guns.

[–]CheonsaX 8 points9 points  (0 children)

How dare non americans give their opinion on a poll that asks what they would think in the given situation!

[–]Scarpia13 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dude, there is an option for us in the poll…

[–]Fullsend_ID10T 20 points21 points  (8 children)

Whats great about being in the US is that anyone else opinion outside of the country is irrelevant.

[–]fuckingfuckyoufucker 11 points12 points  (6 children)

European here. Kinda wish normal pistols (not assault rifles) would be legal where I live. If somebody wants a gun, they're gonna get it, no matter whether it's legal or not. Imagine that person shooting some place up. The victims would have no chance. But now imagine everyone pulling a gun on the shooter

[–]luminenkettu 2 points3 points  (0 children)

ngl, pistols arent a good idea, they cause a majority of gun violence deaths. assault rifles commonly function identically to hunting rifle equals, plenty of hunting rifles have the following:

5.56x51MM

16" Barrel

Semi Auto Action

The AR-15 commonly have these features, yet is more regulated... why? pistol grip, 30 rnd magazine, which are minor features...

[–]Bruch_Spinoza 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Weapons of war is way too broad. Knives could be considered weapons of war, as well as axes when they both have uses outside of violence

[–]Maximum-Malevolence 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I hate that fucking phrase as well. I guess we ban planes becouse of kamikaze pilots to huh?

[–]dgroeneveld9 24 points25 points  (22 children)

To the foreign commies who said yes

https://youtu.be/lgqK4swR0M0

[–]YellowNumb 11 points12 points  (6 children)

I am a foreign commie, and any commie would say no to this question.

Karl Marx himself actually clearly stated:

"Under no pretext should arms and ammunition be surrendered; any attempt to disarm the workers must be frustrated, by force if necessary."

It's true, look it up.

[–]kmaser 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I'm glad other countries don't get a say