Originally Posted by Keko Jones
Again, you want MD as a whole to pay for what some people dude. Once again make it hard for law abiding citizen while the criminals are going continue buying them with ease. Now, does MD not do a background check? Or maybe a waiting period?
You brought up NYC/DC...I brought up MD. What I would like to see is a nation-wide regulation...NOT just for individual states.
Originally Posted by dankenstien88
Stricter regulations would ONLY effect law abiding citizens. Criminals will continue to obtain firearms illegally, regulations or not.
The majority of gun fatality's in the US are perpetrated with illegal weapons by those already involved in illegal activity. Changing the laws to reduce the amount of legal gun owners wont do anything to curb crime.
Of course people will circumvent the law. It happens all the time. However, making things a little stricter as far as purchases go isn't going to hurt. If you're a law-abiding citizen, is it going to affect your life that much if you have a 30 day wait period for a gun opposed to having one right away? Yes, you have constitutional rights to bear arms, but times are changing in this world. You will STILL have that right...but there should be a wait period, IMO.
I'm obviously not a law-maker, but it's going to be interesting to see what comes of this especially since it happened no more than 20 minutes outside of DC.