Federal gun control laws state that certain classes of people may never sell guns, purchase guns for sale or possess guns. These are people who have been imprisoned for more than a year, fugitives, drug users, mentally incompetent individuals, illegal aliens, dishonorably discharged veterans, people under 18 for rifles or 21 for handguns, those with restraining orders placed against them and people convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence.
Additionally, federal Oakville law mandates that anyone convicted of a violent or drug-trafficking crime with the possession of a firearm is punishable by up to 20 years in jail. Additionally, if the firearm is a machine gun or equipped with a silencer, the perpetrator is subject to life imprisonment without parole.
Police departments have conducted gun amnesty programs that seek to get guns off the streets. It would seem that most collection dates are successful for police seeking to keep streets safe from extreme violence.
Lawmakers lobby for strict gun control measures and have succeeded on many levels.
Let’s now look at some statistical figures. There are an estimated 70 million handguns privately owned handguns in the United States that are used for self defense, hunting, sharpshooting, and other legitimate purposes. Since Washington enacted a ban on handguns, homicide rates rose to 200%. Switzerland, where at least one in every three of its less than eight million inhabitants owns a gun, has one of the lowest crime rates in the world. Anti-gun activists who’re making news recently have an argument about UK. It is often held that gun control is the reason for low crime rate in UK. This faulty assumption can be challenged by looking at the crime rate before the hand gun ban. It was extremely low even then.
We also have a violence on the streets that is the result of illegal handgun usage.” Today, his stance on the gun control debate seems much more moderate. Today he is looking for a “common-sense approach” to the illegal guns that are winding up in the hands of criminals. Obama explains, “We can make certain that those who are mentally deranged are not getting a hold of handguns. We can trace guns that have been used in crimes to unscrupulous firearm dealers that may be selling to straw purchasers and dumping them on the streets.”