I’m sorry but you have to be slightly mentally disabled to believe that criminals would go through any of the channels that a normal citizen would to get a gun. They would get their arms the same way militia’s in south america and Africa would, through shady ass arms dealers, who guess what, probably receive federal funding on some level as they not only sell to warlords, drug dealers, but governments as well (really not much of a difference when it comes to the US government
"If you regulate guns, what about [some useful but dangerous thing that’s heavily regulated but no one wants to ban]," is the #1 dumbest argument against gun control.
#2? “Criminals don’t care about gun laws,” a formulation that produces 31,700,000 hits on Google.
This is not how gun laws work.
If someone with a criminal record goes to a federally licensed gun dealer, it doesn’t matter whether he wants to follow the law or not. The dealer, who has a strong interest in following the law because his license to operate openly depends on compliance with regulations, will run the potential purchaser through NICS. Where he’ll get denied. As has happened 700,000 times. So he doesn’t get the gun even if he wants to do this bad thing.
But if someone with a criminal record chooses to buy a gun at a show or via a private seller, they can do so because there’s no requirement for the law-abiding citizen to run the buyer through NICS. That’s why they call it a loophole.
If gun control proponents are successful in closing that loophole, people with records will have to steal guns (not that easy) or buy them on the illicit market, where they will be much more expensive because the route of gun manufacturer -> dealer -> “clean” buyer -> criminal will be that much more difficult to traverse. Making criminals pay more for weapons is good.
"But criminals won’t follow the law anyhow!"
So, fuck it. Why try? I’m tired of people who think that we shouldn’t at least make it a bit harder…
Because people who are gonna steal cars will do it no matter what, but you still lock your car. Hell, some of y’all even alarm them and use anti-theft systems. But why try because someone’s gonna steal a car anyhow, amirite?
My new home city is beautiful. Dean Village, Edinburgh.
Arturo lives in the blistering sun of Argentina. A naturally Arctic animal spends his days living in 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius) of nothing but heat.
If this upsets you as much as it upsets me, please consider signing the following petitions:
Please allow Arturo to have a better life in the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Canada
Quickly issue a special import permit to Canada for Arturo the Polar bear.
Free Arturo, Argentina’s only polar bear, from living hell!!!
FREE ARTURO: The Polar Bear In Despair
If you know of any more petitions I can add, please let me know and I’ll add them right away.
Let’s rescue this poor little guy together!
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I could ride the shitE out of this road
The Quiaraing, Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK
Photo: Clark Little
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1 ting: grind weed shine hard
A lifetime of callous indifference.