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That's how you get Communism.Not everyone needs a means to protect themselves, though. When China comes to invade Sweden, or your politicians sell you out to them, I'm sure you'll do JUST fine without them. You stay in Sweden.
That's a silly notion, if anything an American should know by now that you can invide a country with weapons but you can't hold it with weapons. It will just be a really expensive process. You have one of the world biggest armies and you still keep losing all your wars.
Why? I'm not even sure what the so called gun show loop hole is because it doesn't exist. I've gone to several shows and all dealers are licensed. No one is buying or selling illegally. They all do background checks.
@Dragonpurple There is a gun show at a local town and there are licensed dealers but also guys selling guns out of the trunk of their car. It cannot be legal.
@exitseven Private transactions between two individuals is legal in most states. Just like selling your car to someone else people do it with guns too.It just happens that people actually do it at gun shows as well, they meet others and say Hey I got used one I can sell. I'd say the majority though happens through online classifies, meet in person... rather than gun shows.Its perfectly legal, because there is no federal law that requires background checks between two individuals. Which would be really hard to do anyways... although I'd say most people don't want to buy some used cruddy gun that they don't know how well its been taken care of, unless its a antique that they never plan on firing.I'd personally never buy used myself, but its the same concept with inheritance. If someone has a gun collection and passes away, what should the next of kin do who inherit it? Should they be required to do a background check or loses potentially tens of thousands of dollars of real assets? what if they can't pass the background check, government just going to steal all that from them?That said, most people would have no issue with the federal government setting up a instant "FREE" background check where a seller could put in information and get a instant response back for no charge.
@Dragonpurple This is the problem. These private sales have no way to find out if the gun buyer is a convicted felon or a career criminal.
@exitseven People are always open to suggestions on how to do it without being a burden. It is a right after all, just like voting... at what point does exercising a right and the restrictions become too burdensome?Hence why I suggested the federal government should offer it FREE and be instant.Out here people go to gun shows, cause its pretty rural. If two people meet up in the parking lot and the seller who probably just drove a 100 miles and the buyer who may have driven a 100 from the other direction meet and they have to wait 3 or more days. Why should either of them have to take time off from work to spend all day driving AGAIN once the background check is completed?My state does require buyers sign a form, even in private transactions that state they are legally allowed to possess a gun. It it is a prison sentence of 5 years if later on they are found out to have lied on the form.That form isn't legally required but most use it to over their butts. The seller is only criminally liable if they KNOW that the buyer cannot possess a gun and sells it to them anyways.My state has very little gun violence, so it has worked well here.Generally when a felon or criminal has a gun, chances are they stole it or bought it from someone who stole it.
Not everyone whos done a mass shooting is insane. Some people are just fucked up and evil. A lot of shootings are pissed off ex employees that went berserk. Doesn't mean they're insane. Its actually hard to plead insanity in court.