I don't know much else but I do know that the arms trade is bigger and more accessible for common customers than the drugs trade, as comparison. This ratio is true on a global level. So, for example, in countries which have zero tolerance towards the black market (South Korea), the arms trade will still be more accessible than the drugs trade.
A finite amount of automatic guns are legal. Any full auto gun owned prior to 1981 is legal. They were grandfathered in due to an amendment to the National Firearms Act in 1986. This may sound odd, but it was amended to be this way because of Hollywood film portrayals of gangsters using tommy guns. It's funny, but it's true. The congressional hearing about it even cited a few episodes of Miami Vice. Hollywood of course exaggerated the whole "prohibition era gangster" thing. In truth, prohibition mafias were much more covert, and machine guns were rarely used by criminals in the US. I'd say that still holds up to this day. When they are used to commit crimes, they just get more attention. Left-leaning politicians can't really milk a shooting involving a 9mm pistol for a lot of votes. But when a guy walks into a school or church or whatever with an AK-47 and shoots the place up, well, all he has to do is lobby for tighter gun laws and he's damn near guaranteed a re-election.
I mean i can understand they didn't want to just rob people of guns they considered to be a part of their heritage or something and stop mass shootings but couldn't they just give them money in exchange or some other compensation for taking their guns?
Also on the topic of guns- if you want to defend yourself from someone then why can't you just use a taser? like they are easy to get, the guy commiting the murder would need to zap someone and then stab or damage him in other ways, and people can still defend themselves. It also has one bullet in it's clip size ( that's how they are named i guess) and is short ranged so the attacker can be easily overrun by a group of people. It's not ideal solution but it's really hard to pull murdering a lot of people in short span of time using it.
If I am here, saying that "the Russian propaganda teches us over there" is absurd. Because, we both can see pretty clearly that I do know English well enough. And this means that I can not only write in English, but I can read too. It is your sites that state the things I mentioned earlier. On more than one occasion, more than one time I've heard(actually read) about mass shootings and massacres. And usually those people were not carrying pistols, but semi-auto assault riffles or shotguns. You are talking about class 3 licence. If you are asking me, everybody should be subjected to strict checks to get any gun, not only to acquire class 3 licence. It isn't your right to have a gun. It is privilege. And everyone should be absolutely sure that if you do have a gun, then you are not mentally unstable and won't shoot innocent people with it. If buying machinegun or minigun is difficult(but not impossible!) and the military has those(and RPG-s, etc.) if they really want to oppress you, don't you think that they could just blow up your entire house with a RPG? And then you are dead. Actually...Except US and some third world countries...I haven't heard about any place with so much shootings. Not only massacres, but the excessive force used by your police too. Also, you are contradicting yourself. If US is free country and as it is claimed "the land of freedom", why you are so afraid that your military will oppress you? And actually...Don't you think that you are oppressed even right now? Economically. Americans live lives in debt. Some of them, I can imagine, not by choice. Your education and healthcare is inaccessible to so many people. What do you expect to happen, when people are illiterate and sick? That this won't end with violence? No, Eastern Europe is not perfect. There are so many things wrong. But our mentality is not like your mentality. I am sure that some of you are fine folks, but not the majority, who prefers to live lives chasing one and only one thing - money. Even if our hospitals are not as well equipped as yours, more people have access to them. Same for the Universities. You won't find anyone trying to sue you and disputes are usually solved without going to the court. No such things as HOA, no suing for stupid reasons, only to extort money from your victim. What you need is to change your mentality. Not you specifically. Be more like the Eastern Europeans. And you will be better, you can rest assured. I think that if the majority of the Americans were like you, Hoffania and etc, the situation in US would be different, much better actually. But...Why it isn't? Not only in US.... Because...believe it or not...We are all subjugated. Economically. Voiceless.
But... it seems like buying semi-auto riffle to massacre people is actually cheap and easy? From sporting store? ----- The weapon used to carry out the mass shooting in Uvalde on Tuesday is one all too familiar to Americans and lawmakers who have witnessed mass shootings occur over the past decade. The Uvalde gunman used an AR-15-style rifle, a popular range of semiautomatic weapons that was purchased from a sporting goods store, to carry out the attack, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and law enforcement officials said Wednesday. While the gun control debate amplifies, the overwhelming emotion in Uvalde is grief UVALDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOOTING While the gun control debate amplifies, the overwhelming emotion in Uvalde is grief This weapon is an AR-15 type called a DDM4 Rifle, which is manufactured by Daniel Defense, The Associated Press reported. The weapon reportedly retails from $400 to $2,000, the AP added. While officials said the shooter, Salvador Ramos, purchased the gun, ammunition, and another weapon legally, the AR-15 and other guns like it have lingered on the minds of lawmakers for some time in terms of their legality. ---- In 1994, President Bill Clinton signed an assault-weapons ban, which banned the AR-15 and other similar semiautomatic rifles. After its ban, mass shootings were down in the decade that followed, in comparison to the decade before (1984-94) and the one after (2004-14), NPR reported in 2018. ---- Once the assault-weapons ban expired 10 years later in 2004, gun manufacturers quickly began production and sales rose. In the 10 years since Sandy Hook, gun laws in the U.S. haven't changed much AR-15-style semiautomatic weapons are civilian versions of military weapons that gun control advocates say aren't very different.
The AR-15, like its military version, is designed to kill people quickly and in large numbers, hence the term assault-style rifle, gun control advocates told NPR in 2018. They say it has no valid recreational use, and civilians should not be allowed to own them. ----- https://www.npr.org/2022/05/26/1101274322/uvalde-ar-15-style-rifle-history-shooter-mass-shooting