Originally Posted by mr. tegu
I guess I just don't understand this. If you are a law abiding citizen how would stricter guns laws for criminals affect you?
Because the law abiding citizen is the one who will remove his concealed weapon(legal and licensed) before entering a building with a sign that doesn't allow it. The law abiding citizen is the one who purchases weapons legally, completes the paperwork and background check.
I've hunted since I was a kid. I've taken hunter safety including passing a shooting range skill, I've had a background check allowing me to purchase guns without the wait, and I've taken the classes and passed the CCW class, test and shooting test.
A couple of years ago, I tried to buy a shotgun for turkey hunting from the Cabela's in KC. I was not allowed to do so.
If I wanted to be a criminal, it is very easy to call a guy who knows how to get things, and buy a non-registered weapon in exchange for cash. It's probably easier for some to get stolen weapons than in a store.
More and tougher laws only make law abiding citizens criminals because the bad guys are already bad guys and won't stop simply because of an additional crime.