.......something over 90% of the weapons used in crimes were stolen, and never recovered. The law abiding citizen shouldnâ€™t have to pay for what the bad guys do on a routine basis, and for what law enforcement and (mainly) the courts have allowed to happen.
I understand that and even see your point of view.
But unless quite miraculously the situation somehow changes, the constant additions and movements, of the ridiculous amounts of guns in the US, will make that "right to bear arms" continue to be a tragedy, for the families and people who are killed by these assholes.
But how can you reduce these statistics and fix the problem?
Australia had government buy-backs and amnesties to get the "fun" illegal guns from the population. They took a few years and caused some grief to some but hopefully the multiple murders like we had will never come back.
So far so good
The US government seems to be scared of the gun lobbies political power and financial might, as they continue to sell a product seen as almost necessary.
By a very old law which is held in an almost religious awe.
The honest gun owning citizen feels he is further "screwed" by the vocal minority who wants him to back off from buying or even hand in his arsenal.
The criminal who can buy a gun for next to nothing or steal one and alter the life of others including the innocent in an instant.
IMO the current US system of gun ownership is failing as it was over here. But it seems we in Australia were lucky and were able to "wind back" from descending into the chaos that the US seems to be getting, on an everyday basis. I suppose in the US you would simply get used to the situation.
I still miss the "old days" of semi-auto rifles while deer, fox and rabbit hunting. But looking at the US stats on firearms, I'll get over it and continue to use the bolt action when I get a chance.
I'm not anti-gun but I feel somehow a solution to the problem should be required.