People who are for gun control don't understand the number of gun regulations on the books already. More regulations are not going to make anyone safer. Teaching people how to respect a weapon will make them safer. Keeping the mentally ill people away from firearms will keep people safer. regulations already keep people with mental problems from purchasing a firearm.
Countries that have banned guns or made it next to impossible to own a firearm are not any safer then this country. Yes, there are less gun murders, but there are also less guns. The problem is that innocent people are the ones getting hurt with no way to protect themselves. Look at Great Britain, right after they banned guns there violent crime rates went up over 300%. Look at Japan, a country that banned all firearms (the police don't even carry one); their suicide rates from firearms are higher then our murder and suicide rates combined. Australia is another one. Banned guns from all that cant prove they need one to protect their livestock from wild animals. People are no safer there.
Assault weapons are a term used for political reasons, mostly to scare those who do not own guns and/or are already scared by them. The DOD describes assault weapons as "a weapon designed for use by the military". Weapons sold to the public are not designed for use by our military, nor are they being carried by our military. The fed's banned the sale of military weapons to the public in 1934. It is next to impossible to purchase a assault weapon if you are not military or a fed. agent. Nor has any of these weapons sold to the public ever been used in a murder.
The 2nd amendment is not about hunting. It is about freedom. It fits right in with the 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th. It is about the peoples freedom. It is a list of freedoms that the fed. government can not take away from you. It is a limit on their power. I know alot of people who are scared of guns and do not own one. That is their right. Just as it is my right to own one.
"40 years ago, when the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great-Britain, the British parliament was advised...to disarm the people. That it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them. ut that they should not do it openly; but to weaken the and let them sink gradually." George Mason, delegate to the constitutional convention, father of the bill of rights.
"A free people ought to be armed" George Washington, U.S. President, signer or the constitution.