Disgusted Reader says:
How many guns are registered in America?
That’s a seemingly obvious question without a straightforward answer. There’s no universal gun registry, and thus not a simple way to pin down the exact number of firearms in the U.S. … There are estimates, however. According to the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey – the leading source of international public information about firearms – the U.S. has the best-armed civilian population in the world, with an estimated 270 million total guns. That’s an average of 89 firearms for every 100 residents — far ahead of Yemen, which comes in second with about 55 firearms for every 100 people, or Switzerland, which is third with 46 guns for every 100 people.
There are certain types of firearms that do require registration in the United States: those subject to the National Firearms Act, including machine guns, shotguns and rifles with barrels shorter than 18 inches, and silencers. … According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which handles that registration, there were more than 3.1 million National Firearms Act-registered weapons in the U.S. as of March 2012. That includes more than 488,000 machine guns and more than 2 million “destructive devices” such as grenades, which are also classified under the law. … Obama is pushing laws that will only affect law abiding citizens, not perps. What wrong with that? Everything. Fix the problems, don’t make new ones. … Guns were barred in the New Town school, that didn’t stop Adam Lanza. … When the laws fixes something, I’m all ears. These things just make things worse.
In what way shape or form do laws make things worse. DUI laws make drunk driving go up? Domestic violence laws make domestic violence go up? Car vehicle insurance laws make car wrecks go up? No it is a simple matter of social responsibility. For your information as well the Homestead Act was repealed in 1970. Law abiding citizens????? Now that is a good one—Read on the Boston investigation that these terrorists groups are looking for people with a clean record to help perpetrate the crimes. A clean record often means little more than comfortable affluence. Records can be expunged, vacated, or dismissed across the board. Really quite useless. They are like credit scores. If you got the money and the time a clean slate is there for the asking. … Got a good lawyer? The danger with high powered guns is they will fall into the wrong hands. A great misnomer of the gun advocates is that they actually believe there is such a thing as a criminal class. That is the joke. “We are the great American law -abiding American heroes,’ and everyone else including the kid caught shoplifting candy is a criminal, or the boys caught with beer and on and on.
In reality there is no such thing as the criminal class. It is a fiction. There are people who make mistakes. There are people who need to learn how to make a living. Society creates its own ills. When you have a materialistic mania that goes on in America with people on their heels ready to shoot each other over pennies then you have a sick society. America is a sick society bent on moral militaristic destruction, and you MR DR encompass the problem. You represent an intolerant class based on priveledge. I know you have your sob story about living on garden vegtables and on and on. But across the board yours is a story of priveledge. You gre up in acohesive society and a mono culture. You have no basis for evaluation other than your refractory limited experience. Unfortunately there are many like you. But you view the world slanted. Why would 33,000 gun deaths per year be something to be proud of? It shows the consciousness of an irresponsible nation. … It also shows a nation of affluent discrimination.
The irony of course is that your little group of bloggers is not a majority. Yours is a braggocio that you expect everyone to react to. … So you can take pot shots. Too bad too bad.