Originally Posted by JayTeeMe
But the problem is the criminals have guns. I wouldn't suggest your nation get all gun crazy. But in America, the guns are already here.
I would still be possible to outlaw private possession of guns, enforced with severe penalties if people don't comply. Wouldnt be the first country which got rid of wide spread gun ownership.
I understand though, that the right to own guns is so deeply rooted in the american culture that this isn't likely to happen. The tommies just might come back or the government might turn against you, right?
Fwiw I moved to the us from germany despite this particular issue. My no longer existing liberties of driving fast, drinking in public and buying cold beer at the gas station were far bigger concerns. The last two might be connected to guns so, when I really think about it.