Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentOther - Politics & Government · 1 decade ago

how does gun control keep criminals from getting guns?

Obama says he doesn't want to take our guns away, but he has NO problem with government agencies doing it!

He says he supports gun control AND he supports our rights to keep shotguns, rifles, and hand guns!! He's lying about something!

18 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    It doesn't...Just ask Chicago

    As for Obama:

    Facts about Obama.

    FACT: Barack Obama voted to allow reckless lawsuits designed to bankrupt the firearms industry.1

    FACT: Barack Obama wants to re-impose the failed and discredited Clinton Gun Ban.2

    FACT: Barack Obama voted to ban almost all rifle ammunition commonly used for hunting and sport shooting.3

    FACT: Barack Obama has endorsed a complete ban on handgun ownership.2

    FACT: Barack Obama supports local gun bans in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and other cities.4

    FACT: Barack Obama voted to uphold local gun bans and the criminal prosecution of people who use firearms in self-defense.5

    FACT: Barack Obama supports gun owner licensing and gun registration.6

    FACT: Barack Obama refused to sign a friend-of-the-court Brief in support of individual Second Amendment rights in the Heller case.

    FACT: Barack Obama opposes Right to Carry laws.7

    FACT: Barack Obama was a member of the Board of Directors of the Joyce Foundation, the leading source of funds for anti-gun organizations and “research.”8

    FACT: Barack Obama supported a proposal to ban gun stores within 5 miles of a school or park, which would eliminate almost every gun store in America.9

    FACT: Barack Obama voted not to notify gun owners when the state of Illinois did records searches on them.10

    FACT: Barack Obama voted against a measure to lower the Firearms Owners Identification card age minimum from 21 to 18, a measure designed to assist young people in the military.11

    FACT: Barack Obama favors a ban on standard capacity magazines.12

    FACT: Barack Obama supports mandatory micro-stamping.13

    FACT: Barack Obama supports mandatory waiting periods.2

    FACT: Barack Obama supports repeal of the Tiahrt Amendment, which prohibits information on gun traces collected by the BATFE from being used in reckless lawsuits against firearm dealers and manufacturers.14

    FACT: Barack Obama supports one-gun-a-month sales restrictions.9

    FACT: Barack Obama supports a ban on inexpensive handguns.9

    FACT: Barack Obama supports a ban on the resale of police issued firearms, even if the money is going to police departments for replacement equipment.9

    FACT: Barack Obama supports mandatory firearm training requirements for all gun owners and a ban on gun ownership for persons under the age of 21.9

    Britain Backfire.

    "A litany of failures were apparent as early as the year 2000, when CBS news reported that law and order in Britain was deteriorating at a rapid rate, while the country was experiencing a crime surge much more severe than any recorded in the U.S."

    "use of handguns to commit crimes rose 40% two years following the total ban on guns."

    "In 2002, the chance of being mugged in London was approx. 6 times greater than in New York City, NY." (which as strict gun control as well).

    “In fact, the motherland was indeed racing ahead by a substantial lead, sporting a crime rate in England and Wales that at times peaked at as much as 60% above the crime stats here in the U.S., with gun crimes being especially prominent?”

    Lantz, Gary (2/2008), Backfire in Britain,

    American's 1st Freedom, Feb 2008,

    p27 and 28

    Source(s): Gun Owner, NRA member NObiden '08
  • 1 decade ago

    Obama is in this case undoubtedly telling the American people what they want to hear. Given his voting record, it is clear that he will back any gun ban that comes along. I have not seen him making it any easier for the lawful gun owners in this country. If he wanted to do something that would show some support for the gun community, he could work to have the restrictions that were placed in 86 on allowing any new taxes to be collected on NFA guns. These are only sold to licensed individuals, that have been fully vetted by the government. Were he to do that, then I might begin to think that he may almost have a small chance of being not totally anti gun.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    With gun control we eliminate any possible way that guns could ever get into criminals hands. There is absolutely no chance that criminal gangs would turn to weapon's smuggling as a source of revenue. Look at the U.S. Mexico border. Tight as a drum. When is the last time some drugs or an illegal alien entered the U.S? ;)

    There are two groups of people that advocate gun control. The criminal and the naive. I'm not sure which Obama is, but I have my suspicions.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Absolutely not. A criminal does not care what the laws are, they are criminals, they will break the law by whatever means. The current gun laws only put restraints on law abiding citizens. Case in point...England has EXTREMELY stiff gun laws. A criminal in England gets their illegal gun AND breaks into a home because a law abiding citizen cannot have one! How is that for making the picking easy! The only thing a criminal considers before their crime, is who will be their victim for the day, not "how much time will I do because I violated the gun law."

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  • 1 decade ago

    Gun control does not and never has kept the criminal element from obtaining firearms. The genie is out of the bottle so to speak,and anyone with $30 can go to their local plumbing supply store and MAKE a shotgun in about 20 minutes. How can you legislate against that?

  • Noah H
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    You have to separate one kind of gun control from the other. Purchasing firearms at retail covers most of the bases most of the time. Few criminals purchase firearms legally in a gun store and no legal dealer would ever consider making an end run around the laws concerning who is eligible to buy. There can be regulations well within the bounds of the 2nd Amendment and I suspect that Sen. Osama is okay with those kind of restrictions. I don't believe that he would attempt to move beyond those restrictions at the federal level. States have an entirely different legal situation. Firearm use, possession and commerce is a 'states rights' prerogative....something that the republicans are generally in favor of. So it depends on what state you live in as to what you have to fear. The 'Obama and Guns' business is just one more swift boat attack that has no particular basis in fact unless you live in one of the seven states that has no 'right to bear arms' clause in their state constitution. Check your state constitution before you get all excited by this Obama and guns canard!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Gun control does not keep criminals from obtaining weapons. Obama is just trying to slick his way out of a sticky issue - the guns will go if he has his way - look at that stupid assault rifle ban years back that accomplished nothing but created more problems. All these ridiculous bills passed & yet to be passed, hurt the dealers, the gun shows, private collectors , & gun enthusiasts . The NRA is fighting these idiots tooth & nail to preserve our 2nd amendment rights. Obama will lie to you , me , & anyone else that involves this issue because too many votes depend on it either way & from both sides.

  • Arnie
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    It won't...

    The bad guys prefer unarmed victims!!.

    When seconds matter calling 911 and asking the bad guy to wait is not a viable option.

    Better to have a gun and not need it than to need it and not have it!!!

    **Police do not protect you from crime, they usually just investigate the crime after it happens.**

    So you are against the private ownerships of gun! Do you believe in fire extinguishers? Why, you can always call the fire department!!

    No Weapons Allowed

    Criminals this is a defense free zone

    All law abiding people have been disarmed for you

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    He is so full of usual it just doesn't make any dang sense at all...totally contradictory...he's not smart enough to realize that criminals have and always will have more guns than the rest of us AND if he does allow any of proposed gun controls, the rest of us WILL find a way to defend ourselves from the armed criminals. You know the guy does have some good ideas, but I just don't see him putting anything into action...that is good anyway!

  • 1 decade ago

    Do your homework. He wants to reinstate the assault rifle ban, limit the sale and transfer of guns, and stop dealers from dumping unsold weapons into cities. He has never supported an absolute gun ban in any way. Gun control keeps criminals from buying guns legitimately and disrupts the black market.

  • 1 decade ago

    You make an excellent point. Guns don't shoot people. People shoot people with guns. Having a gun doesn't make you shoot someone. Being a bad person does.

    I swear, if Obama gets elected, we're all screwed! Hopefully there will be another republican revolution and he won't damage our country too much.

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