Originally Posted by Foxhunter
Why is it that so many people are against laws on the holding of guns being tightened?
I am not against anyone owning a gun providing they meet a criteria like not on parole or have a mental illness but, why on earth does anyone want to own a gun that fires multiple shots?
I will assume this question stems from the recent mass shootings. If I heard correctly, the guns were not owned by the shooter. If he couldn't get them legally, it's not that difficult to get them illegally.
I do agree that automatic assault rifles should be banned. But where would it stop? Just like your question, what is a multi fire gun? One that holds more than one round or one that fires multiple rounds? Even a revolver could be considered as firing multiple rounds. The law would have to be very specific and people would find a way around it. Or the law would be vague and all guns would be illegal.
My wife got a felony charge about 30 years ago. It had nothing to do with guns. It was for selling weed once. She cannot own a firearm legally, even just for protection.
I have never owned a gun. Never had a need for one. I don't hunt. Since we've moved out into the country, I've been thinking of getting one to protect us against wild animals. So I can have one but since my wife can't have one in the household, technically, I can't either. So do I get one and keep it illegally or not? See where it gets confusing? There will always be gray areas and people will push those limits. Posted via Mobile Device