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Thread #116335 Message #2499372
Posted By: Bill D
21-Nov-08 - 11:38 AM
Thread Name: BS: Gun ban - yep already
Subject: RE: BS: Gun ban - yep already
*waking up with lots to read*
Thanks, Rapaire...those are the kind of thoughts & information I (we) need to keep thinking about the problem. There is obviously no simplistic solution, but there are intermediate ways, not fully utilized yet, to steer us toward saner controls.
I am not convinced that we can get to a 'comfortable' situation without a few more bans/controls/regulations....but I know that we'd better try.
And yeah... I KNOW that the situation in Pocatello, Idaho is quite different from DC or LA or Detroit. I also know that many of the illegal guns in MY area are purchased 'legally' in states to the south of us and sort of 'find their way' into the wrong hands.
The situation is very much like drugs....as long as there is a demand, someone will try to provide a supply. Once they reach their destination, they WILL be used......which is why many, including myself, would like to see the supply controlled better.