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Where do you live?
Do you have a legal right to own a gun?
You better believe it, and we can carry it as well as long as it is concealed. Think that needs to change, but hey, we are free to carry one.
What is the context of your country's gun control law, if any?
Our Consitution says we have a right to bear arms. Politicians and the United Nations would love to change that. Mostly, each state sets its own laws concerning the fact that citizens are legally allowed to keep and bear arms. We can, under the right circumstances and with the right licenses, own just about anything.
Look at the history of countries with gun control laws - China, Russia, Mexico, and more. Look at the murder of innocent civilians who could not defend themselves against dictators. Austrailia passed a misguided law pushed by the UN and crime rates shot through the roof. The UN was shocked, however, when Brazilain civilians killed the law their governemnt tried to pass, taking away their arms.
Is it effective?
Yes and no. The cities with the highest crime rates are the ones with the most restricitve gun laws - Washington D.C., New York City, and Chicago. Citizens cannot defend themselves for the most part. Police can only come after the fact in any city.
In states where there are concealed carry laws (for civilians to carry pistols), statistics show crime rates drop - the bad guys don't know who is carrying. However, gun control advocates use different stats to show where children are dying because of guns. What they fail to disclose is the fact that the children they count include those up to 18 yrs of age, gang-bangers killing each other, even suicides.
We are blessed to have the type of country and political system we have, even with all the quirks, no matter what side of the issue you are on. But the country will probably see another revolution if the politiicans and especially the UN ever try to confiscate individuals' guns.