How To Buy A Gun In 15 Countries

Submitted by: holygod 9 months ago in News & Politics


If we had a system closer to Japan (but not that extreme), does it infringe the right to bare arms? 

  1. Take a firearm class and pass a written exam, which is held up to twelve times a year. 
  2. Get a doctor’s note saying you are mentally fit and do not have a history of drug abuse.
  3. Pass a review of your criminal history, involvement with organized crime groups, and relationships with friends, family and neighbors.
  4. Take a one-day training class and pass a firing test.
  5. Buy a gun safe and an ammunition locker that meet safety regulations. 
  6. Buy a gun.

If you need a gun RIGHT NOW isn't that a good indication that you shouldn't  have a gun?

Source: New York Times
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Female 8,516
Your right to bare arms does not affect your right to bear arms.
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6,904
You can't have common sense gun control without common knowledge about guns.
When to invest the time to learn you will see that we do have "common sense" laws concerning guns.
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6,904
1. pointless (already have something like that)
2. doctors don't do a good job.  (already have something like that)
3. only shows who has been caught so far  (already have something like that)
4. won't hurt  (already have something like that)
5. wouldn't be used 

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Male 18,342
In other news, statistics from 2005 to 2017 showed that gun violence was down on average 20% during NRA conferences.
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Draculya Because all their venues are gun-free zones. 

They choose venues that are gun-free because they know what happens when you have a large concentration of guns in one place, more accidental discharges and people emboldened by wearing a firearm.

If the venue for the expo isn't a gun-free zone they require all the firing pins be removed from the firearms on display, because, more guns=larger chance of one going off.

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Male 9,481
*bear arms, not bare arms (unless you're trying to get a suntan).
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Male 758
squrlz4ever https://youtu.be/MXrNj3t6Vxo?t=11
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Male 9,481
jclv LOL! Better bear arms than squirrel tails, I suppose.
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Male 161
Everyone has a right to bare arms .. that's why T-shirts have short sleeves.

Bearing arms is somewhat different, and suggests that guns are routinely carried.

It is relatively straightforward to purchase a firearm in the UK, however you have to show that you have a good reason (it isn't a right, and self-defence would immediately disbar you), and that you are a fit person (so you'd require a reference and can't be an ex-convict). 

In the UK there are regulations around the types of weapons that are allowed, but they are more flexible than might be assumed .. it's down to having that "good reason" .. for example, if you can justify having a pump action shotgun for shooting 12 gauge slug, then that's fine.

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Male 1,447
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Male 1,159
The Japanese system seems fairly sensible. Although I do think random government inspections of said gun safes would be a worthwhile addition. If we take a reasonable look at the second amendment, an approach like this shouldn't cause issue. Sure you have the right to a gun, but the government should have the right to make sure you are responsible enough to exercise that right. 
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Male 2,341
My opinion:
1. Of course
2. This is the sticky issue of what constitutes sufficient “mental illness” to prevent ownership.  Honestly if there are mental issues that would preclude you from owning a firearm, I don’t want you breeding either.
3. Obviously 
4. Seems tied to 1: what is the difference and why aren’t they integrated?
5. Security should be explicitly specified by the type of weapon, trigger locks work well on most guns, ammo needs to be kept in a safe or strongbox

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Male 779
woodyville06 So you wake up at 2AM hearing someone in the other room (you live alone), find the key to the trigger lock, find the key to the ammo safe, open both, load gun, confront burglar? Sorry, you're dead.
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Male 2,341
Shelworth or you come home one night, hear a sound, and the burglar shoots you with your own gun.  
Because having it in the nightstand next to the bed is convenient for him since it’s the first pace he will look.
Having a loaded gun (and having the sense and ability to use it) when you need it is priceless.  However having a loaded gun unsecured in your house the other 99.9% of the time is the problem.
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Male 758
woodyville06 #4 is when they put a loaded gun in your hand to practice with.  Better to wait until after you pass the mental, drug & background tests before handing over a loaded gun.
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Male 2,341
jclv agreed.  Good point. 
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Male 7,265
This could work:
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Male 2,341
daegog please don’t do that, I’ll be good, I PROMISE!!!
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Male 6,320
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Male 9,619
rumham you forgot 4 words!
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Male 6,320
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Male 5,685
rumham SHOTS!!!

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Male 9,481
rumham Beware The Feral Wigpig!
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