Zach6668, on 21 February 2018 - 09:04 PM, said:
Where else in the world can you walk into a store and walk out with an automatic weapon some 20 minutes later?
I'm more convinced by the story from Australia, I believe, where they had a high profile mass shooting like 30 years ago, immediately reformed and tightened gun control, and haven't had a mass shooting since.
The thing that scares me though, is I think you're right about this shit coming to Canada. Maybe not the shootings, but the other shit. The hatred of immigrants, the overt racism, shit like that. The fringes of the PC parties are already trying to copy Trump's playbook and it feels like it's becoming more and more accepted and mainstream. Like, we ****ing see how disastrous it is there, but people are still trying to copy it. I do have some faith that, as a society, we can learn from the debacle going on in the once great nation to the south. But I fear the divisive politics and whatever power and greed that feeds them will be difficult to overcome.
While I dont necessarily disagree with what you are saying. The notion that you can walk into a store and walk out with an automatic weapon in 20 minutes later is the farthest thing from the truth...Especially in a state like California.
Actually I believe Assault weapons are banned for purchase in California.
There are waiting periods, licenses, courses...Certain individuals with criminal records, mental issues cant buy guns is my understanding...I could be wrong but buying a gun in California might be more difficult than buying one in Canada..Certain guns anyways..
There are multitude of rules and legislations in every state though...
While I lean conservative with most of my political beliefs, banning guns, especially assault weapons is a no brainer IMO..Lot of my conservative friends dont agree...
When I lived in Canada, I thought you could walk into a Walmart in the US and buy a gun..Its nowhere near reality from what I have learnt..FWIW I cant buy a gun regardless, as I am not a citizen.
That doesnt mean i cant buy a gun illegally..I m sure I can..Just like if I wanted to I can go buy some cocaine, without much effort..
The gun debate is a lot tougher one then it would seem..I am all for banning them, but is that going to change the problem overnight? I m not sure...