Why have guns not been outlawed in the United States?

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    No one has figured out how to get the guns from the outlaws. Criminals, by definition, don't obey the law so what good would banning guns do? Criminals would still be armed. Besides which, I have the God given, Constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms. You need to change the Constitution before you can outlaw guns.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    1.The U.S. government allowed slavery to exist for almost 100 years after the country was founded and allowed racial discrimination for another hundred years after slavery was eradicated.

    2. The U.S. government entered into numerous treaties with Native Americans and violated everyone of them.

    3. The U.S. government put U.S. citizens in guarded camps without due process (The internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII).

    And this list of strong-arm tactics by those in charge could go on and on. Perhaps you can see why citizens need to be armed when dealing with this type of corrupt government.

  • 2 years ago

    The Constitution forbids it. We need to have them to defend ourselves from a tyrannical government. The Demo*rats want a tyrannical government.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Because they keep the crime rate down

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  • 2 years ago

    God knows, they really should be

  • 2 years ago

    Because our forefathers gave us the right to bear arms (guns) in out constitution!!!!!!

    Like they say - it is better to have it and not need it, then to need it and not have it!!!!!!

    I never grew up with guns, but if it were someone threatening my family - I would grab a gun in a HEARTBEAT!!!!!!!!

  • 2 years ago

    Because private ownership of firearms is guaranteed by the USA's Constitution.

    Reality:

    Nearly all of the murders and illegal shootings in the USA each year involve people who know each other and who are having a dispute. The # 1 motive for the disputes is drug trafficking and # 2 is domestic violence.

    At least 75% of the murders and illegal shootings involve ethnic minorities as both perpetrators and victims. The percentage is actually higher since murders/shootings with "unknown perpetrator" typically happen in ethnic minority neighborhoods.

    The above statistics are from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report: www.fbi-gov

    It is already illegal to murder someone.

    It is already illegal to shoot someone except in legitimate self defense.

    It is already illegal for rights-suspended convicted felons and mentally ill people to possess a firearm.

    Having proof of identity and passing a background check are already required to buy a firearm in a commercial sale.

    All of the above means the problem of violence involving firearms is a social problem and not a gun problem or a law problem. Social problems are best solved with public education, but violent crime in the USA is concentrated in the parts of the country politically dominated by Democrats. The Democrat Party ensures that the public education system is garbage in the areas they control.

    Note the correlation between the murder map and the Democrat map:

    https://crimeresearch.org/2017/04/number-murders-c...

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thu...

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Ownership protected in the US Constitution and history of court decisions

    Cost of political elections has money contributions affecting political decisions of law

    Adamant gun owners

    Too many in private hands now. Too late to close the door after the horse escaped. 300 to 350 million in private hands is a reasonable estimate.

    Best to get a better control of who can and cannot own one, and types of weapons authorized, and better registration and transfer control.

    Per comment - No right is absolute, and court interpretation has changed over time.

    Safety in society has been given a higher ranking than any right, and many believe, including me, that the current ownership level and control has lead to an unsafe situation and more guns makes it worse.

    Over 60% of Americans support more gun control.

    83 percent support background checks for all gun sales and 75% support more intensive background checking.

  • 2 years ago

    Read the constitution

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    We have the right to own them. Deal with it.

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