Originally Posted by timmyja
Its a whole lot easier to purchase a gun in an illegal manner. The people committing the crimes are not law-abiding citizens, did not purchase them legally to begin with, and no matter what laws are in place will continue to purchase them illegally.. It is not right for my rights to be infringed on because of the actions of a select few. This is how easy it is...
Oh and you aren't exaggerating,
I could fairly easily go pick up any handgun you want (literally any) for under 250 dollars.
and the Portland metro area isn't even a very bad city at all, its a hippy town for the most part,
I imagine in places like LA or Detroit its even easier, esp for bad guys.