Originally Posted by Kenomac
Have you ever purchased a firearm or actually seen one up close? If you have done so, then you'd know that not just anyone can walk in and buy one. Or... are you simply repeating what you've heard from uninformed sources.
I live in Florida
, the gunshine state
and as a 'legal alien' could go to Walmart and buy me a gun today. After a rudimentary background check I can collect it just 24 hrs later. So that is strict gun control Floduh style.
My wife who is American can buy hers today and take it home straight away. OR I could go to the next local gun show and buy a gun privately with no checks needed at all. Walmart however have recently ceased dealing with 'assault weapons' according to a recent statement.
In the past month we had one shot dead by a guy in a van who had rear ended another car and got scared of the driver of that car's response, so shot him. TWO kids
arrested last week for taking guns
to high school
because they were frightened of being bullied. Gun owner relative of one kid 'had not had time to report weapon missing' One person shot dead in Hyatt Regency parking lot in Orlando Disney Iternational Drive, heart of tourist area, that was 3 days ago. Then we had an ex deputy sheriff that shot a kid sitting in front of him in the cinema for making too much noise
with his cellphone. The incidents are real and numerous, well covered by local TV News and News journals.
Black Bears and 'gators in Floriduh are protected species, sadly humans are not
We have several close US military family
members with multiple legally owned guns and concealed carry permits but they are NOT allowed to have them with them when in our home, boat nor cars. As a result one such family member
(Stepson) will no longer come visit us, which is his family's loss for sure, not ours and they can pay for their own kids
annual Disney/sunshine vacations in future with the very greatest of pleasure
I have nothing against guns per se. Hunting weaponry is a different matter too in it's place but do you really need an AK47 or a machine pistol to hunt an unarmed duck?