Two jackasses with a couple of pressurecookers and some firecrackers kept the Boston PD at bay for what, 3 days?
While I understand where you’re coming from, saying you don’t understand American culture is pretty much a given.
We fought a war to be separate from European culture – there should be no surprise that we are different from them.
> You get all your “facts and information” from nuts like Alex Jones and vested interest funded organizations like the NRA. You forget you live in a representative democracy, with a citizen based civil service and security forces , you are the government and the government is you.
Alex Jones is just a dude with a website – hardly a driving force behind American gun culture. The NRA, however, is a “vested interested funded organization”. Its interests are those of its members, and its funding comes from… its members. I’m trying to figure out why you think this is a bad thing.
Is that a problem that needs to be solved?
The problem is that we’re not dealing with trying to make guns hard for crazy people to get legally – we’re dealing with a group attempting to limit firearms ownership by implementing additional background checks.
I can think of exactly one person who was medically disqualified from owning a firearm that did, and used it to harm someone. His name was Charles Whitman, and he killed several people in Texas after developing a mental disorder.
The kicker is that he was never diagnosed. No background check could have stopped him, either.
The hard part – the case – is actually optional.
There have been successful guns made using caseless projectiles, and there have been some with electronic ignition. Combine those two, and all you needs is some bat guano, charcoal, and sulfur – and you’re good to go.
Dropped off in the wilderness with a decent knife, most people with any knowledge of chemistry could make simple black powder bombs and crude firearms in a day or two.
Guns aren’t that hard to use. One end goes toward you, the other goes toward something you want to put holes in.
If you’re an adult and pointing the dangerous end at someone, no amount of training is going to fix that.
If the ubiquity of printable guns leads to more deaths, then you are assuming that either 3d printed guns are going to be made by people who are law-abiding but otherwise unarmed (unlikely), or that criminals will print them. Seeing that these types of guns are ill-suited for criminal use, I cannot see where you are getting your proposed correlation.
You cannot purchase an assault rifle in the US without a background check, period.
You cannot legally purchase an assault rifle made after 1986 in the US, at all.
The only exceptions to the above apply to corporate entities and firearms dealers working on behalf of the government.