Liquinn wrote:Yup, agree. Bannings only stop people from buying the shops, people would still get them :<
/me hopes you all understand what I'm trying to say~
Drugs wrote:It's a simple economic answer. You ban something, for good or bad, you create a black market for it which drives crime. Take for example the prohibition of alcohol in the United States. When alcohol was banned, people like Al Capone were manufactoring and distributing it illegally. Well obviously, if it had still been legal, he wouldn't have had that business. If if he hadn't have had that business, less crime would have been comitted.
When governments try to ban things like guns, it drives the criminal underworld. When something becomes illegal, it gives criminals business. Now they can sell it for high prices and make money.
I couldn't have said it better myself.
Both of you. Great comments. There is one thing I must add:
To the best of my knowledge, there is absolutely no way to stop the criminals from getting guns. No way whatsoever, that I am aware of. If the criminal wants the gun, they WILL get it
. Like somebody way back on this thread said, you can make a gun yourself!
So what happens when the BAD GUYS have all the guns they want, but the GOOD GUYS don't have no guns? What happens then?
That's the main thing. Is that the Government is POWERLESS to stop CRIMINALS from getting guns. If they were able to do that, they would have done so long ago, wouldn't they?
But taking away the rights of good people, that's just wrong, isn't it? (Especially when it will have little or no effect on what the bad people do.) That's the main thing, about this, is that they are going about it the wrong way. In fact you would likely reduce crime by giving people guns and TEACHING them how to (and how not to) use them.
When I was about 14, I took a Hunter Safety Course, that I had to have to get my Hunting License. I learned plenty from that. And I think that if everybody (everybody who wanted to participate of course) was required to take that course, or one similar, and then get a gun to defend themself with, I really, really think that crime would go down.
I think it would anyway. What do you all think? Wouldn't that make criminals less likely to attack somebody? What do you all think? Think about it, really good, everybody. And somebody tell me if I'm wrong about that. (And "why" of course.)