Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 8 months ago

How are people gaining access to guns when it’s illegal to own one?

What’s happening with this messed up gun control?

Update:

In my city I’ve just heard that two people where shot to death by an unlicensed gun like wtf are wrong w these people??? Why are guns getting into the hands of these criminals

Update 2:

I live the in UK

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  • Lili
    Lv 7
    8 months ago
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    It's not illegal for most people to own guns in the US. You can buy them in any gun store or at gun shows if you're of age and don't have the sort of background that prohibits you from owning one -- and most people don't. If for some reason you can't buy one legally, you can do it on the black market.

    Edit: Gun ownership isn't illegal in the UK either, just more restricted than in the US. Plenty of hunters have shotguns there, for example.

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  • 8 months ago

    Because it is not illegal in the entire country. It is illegal in only some places in the country. As most other countries have proven, making it illegal in an entire country prevents access. But as the U.S. (and almost no other countries) have proven, doing it in only some cities, states, or zones does work.

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  • 8 months ago

    Gun control laws are focused on military assault weapons and obviously (to anyone who can read) do not make it illegal to own guns .

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  • xyzzy
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    It's not illegal to own guns in the US. Where do you live that it is illegal to own guns? Knowing that might give us a hint as to how people get the illegal guns.

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  • Rick
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Drugs are illegal also and people still get them.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Well, if you go to Chicago which has very strict gun laws, it’s very easy to get a gun. It’s called the Obama effect.

  • 8 months ago

    You buy them on the black market. You'd be surprised at what you can get for $200.

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  • 8 months ago

    There is an old saying, “when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns”.

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  • 8 months ago

    Where? It's legal to own guns in the USA.

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