Not too many guns here due to the strict laws. Then again there's plenty of illegal ones still.
Now they plan on making the law stricter still by outlawing semi-automatic firearms too. So all we'll have are hunting rifles, shotguns and classical revolvers.
Will this stop such things from happening? Not in my book. At best it'll slow down anyone who is willing to cause a massacre and stupid enough to acquire their weapons legally.
As for 20 year olds with semi-automatic rifles, I don't see the problem. There are plenty of youngsters who are perfectly stable, mature and capable of handling them responsibly.
On the other end of the spectrum, there are plenty of older people who can't even be trusted with a steak knife.
Me, I am all for gun control ... as long as they allow the right people to bear arms. Unfortunately it's very difficult to determine whether or not someone should be allowed anywhere near a weapon.
No it isn't . Merely wanting
anything more butch than a hunting rifle rules out an applicant on the grounds of mental instability...
Give a man a gun, and he can rob a bank.
Give a man a bank, and he can rob everybody.