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Mon Jun 13, 2016, 04:00 PM

 

Gun control in other countries

http://www.newsweek.com/gun-control-what-we-can-learn-other-advanced-countries-379105

Germany: To buy a gun, anyone under the age of 25 has to pass a psychiatric evaluation (presumably 21-year-old Dylann Roof would have failed).

Finland: Handgun license applicants are only allowed to purchase firearms if they can prove they are active members of regulated shooting clubs. Before they can get a gun, applicants must pass an aptitude test, submit to a police interview, and show they have a proper gun storage unit.

Italy: To secure a gun permit, one must establish a genuine reason to possess a firearm and pass a background check considering both criminal and mental health records (again, presumably Dylann Roof would have failed).

France: Firearms applicants must have no criminal record and pass a background check that considers the reason for the gun purchase and evaluates the criminal, mental, and health records of the applicant. (Dylann Roof would presumably have failed in this process).

United Kingdom and Japan: Handguns are illegal for private citizens.

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Response to Gomez163 (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 05:27 PM

1. This Is America, Not Other Countries

 

You have to pry the guns from the cold, dead hands of NRA supporters.

Not to mention the fact it's in the Constitution, and it will be 10,000 years before 2/3rds of States will change that fact.

Just accept it as part of the price for living in the great country of America. The cost of freedom.

Columbine didn't change a thing. Virginia Tech did not. Sandy Hook did not. Batman movie did not.

Time to move on and live with it.

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Response to SoCalMusicLover (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 05:30 PM

3. It's not in the constitution they can by what they want in regards to firearms

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Response to SoCalMusicLover (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 05:34 PM

5. The Supreme Court struck down an outright ban of a handgun in Heller.

 

They left open the question of regulation of firearms. Now with the death of 50 people, a new record, possibly we can reexamine the laws. I think a look at how other countries have dealt with the issue is a good exercise.

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Response to Gomez163 (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 05:30 PM

2. "To buy a gun, anyone under the age of 25 has to pass a psychiatric evaluation".. lets start here

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 05:34 PM

4. Why isolate that age group? Higher degree of impulsiveness?

 

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Response to Marengo (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 05:35 PM

6. Dylan Roof, the Va Tech guy a few others.

 

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Response to Gomez163 (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 05:46 PM

7. Makes sense, on the face of it seema somewhat discriminatory.

 

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Response to Gomez163 (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 06:32 PM

8. Canada.

Shotguns and rifles are considered to be "non-restricted" firearms.

Certain handguns are "restricted". You have to take a firearm safety course and pass a written test(s) to obtain the possession permit and the ability to transport it to a firing range. A substantial background check is, of course, performed.

Then others fall into the "prohibited" class, based on barrel length, etc, etc.

Amazing how Canada actually allows more than one would think, yet they are not killing each other in droves like we are...

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 07:15 PM

9. sssshhhh !

don't tell anyone. we have lots of people here in Canada who are "relieved" that AR's and semi auto pistols are "illegal"

oh , yeah, and high capacity mags are illegal here as well

http://www.kellysonline.ca/products/ar-15-5-100-round-drum-mag

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Response to Gomez163 (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 07:46 PM

10. "A well-regulated militia, being necessary...the right of the people..."

"a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard."



We the people could try starting here...

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