The evidence (FBI statistics) show that ... (1) firearms are used MUCH more often to deter crime, than to commit it ... (2) states with "right to carry" laws have lower crime rates than states with "gun control" laws.
I live in Phoenix, AZ. Everyone out here is pretty much allowed to have guns. You're allow to shoot them anywhere so long as your a half of a mile away from homes or businesses. It doesn't really effect anything. Criminals are going to find guns, illegal or not, and in my opinion normal law abiding citizens should be allowed. I think everyone should by issued their choice of M16 or AK-47 at birth.
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I'm for gun rights but not everyone one should have one, only those who qualify. As in has no felonys or a bunch of misdemeanors. Heck people should have to take a gun saftey class too to qualify. People need to know how to use a weapon and learn gun safety! They're not toys!
Not everyone, why give a felon a firearm. As far as law abiding citizens, absolutely. When the powers that be decided to call some weapons "assault weapons" it gave a label to those vicious weapons designed solely to use on humans. The pistol grip, magazine feed, & the dreaded attachment point for a bayonet, the bane of the inner city. If I pick up a rock & throw it, grab a hammer & beat your head in, doesn't that mean I've assaulted you, & yet there's been no ban on assault hammers. Does anyone have the numbers on drive by bayoneting? I don't think it's very high. When was the last time a law abiding citizen walked into a market & pulled out an Aug. How many crips or bloods carry FNs or a G3. People shouldn't fear the law abiding man with a BAR, but a punk with a .38 or .45 pistol. Don;t take the only means of protection against criminals away.
Yes, crime would. Most criminals don't want to attack someone who's armed, so that would deter them. Also, Britain's death rate proves this: when people were allowed to carry guns, there was less crime and there were less deaths. Nowadays, since carrying a gun is illegal, Britain's death rates have increased, and crime has as well. When carrying guns is made illegal, all it does is take guns away from the good, honest, and law-abiding citizens. Acquiring a gun illegally is easy. All criminals have to do is get one from a dealer. It's as easy as getting drugs. So, it won't do any good.