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Are Current Gun Laws Sufficient for a Safe Society?

Uploaded by fl@sh on Nov 19, 2001

This question can be easily answered with a resounding “no”. No gun background check, weapon ban, or gun buyback will ever prevent weapons from getting into the hands of criminals. Even with the hundreds if not thousands of gun laws already on the books, gun crime is still prevalent in our society. Why?

Simple, all you have to do is look at our lax laws regarding punishment for criminals. Prison should be hard work, not sitting in a cell working out and eating well. Criminals should be forced to work for their food and board. If we continue to allow criminals to sit back, relax, and wait for probation, whom are we really protecting?

Legally owned guns account for two percent (2%) of all gun crimes. This should show you as it shows me that gun laws can only prevent two-percent of all gun crimes in the first place. Is a two-percent decrease worth the loss of our freedoms? This tells me that instead of trying to create new laws, we should try and enforce the hundreds (if not thousands) we already have. This also leads to what I would like to focus on- pointless gun laws.

As I pointed out earlier, we already have too many gun laws and to try and add more restrictions will not reduce crime. Take the following proposal to the House Committee of Ways and Means.

Military Sniper Weapon Regulation Act of 1999

Military Sniper Weapon Regulation Act of 1999 (Introduced in the House)

HR 2127 IH
106th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2127

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to regulate certain 50 caliber sniper weapons in the same manner as machine guns and other firearms.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 10, 1999

Mr. BLAGOJEVICH (for himself, Mr. WAXMAN, and Ms. NORTON) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to regulate certain 50 caliber sniper weapons in the same manner as machine guns and other firearms.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Military Sniper Weapon Regulation Act of 1999'.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

The Congress finds that--
(1) certain firearms originally designed and built for use as long-range 50 caliber military sniper weapons are increasingly sold in the domestic civilian market;

What relevance does this have to anything? Almost all military gear...

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Date:   11/19/2001

Category:   Gun Control

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