Hey guys, I was wondering if you could help me understand something. I have always been curious as to what exactly the gun acquisition process is in the states? From the time I was young, and from what I have been told by relative living in the states, getting a gun is as easy as picking up a fork. Now obviously this is blowing it up real nice, and i know that the media, and pop culture like to make it seem as if crazies are roaming the streets with assault rifles sometimes, but how exactly do you get a firearm????
For example, here in canada you have to do the following.
1) Take a firearm practical course (usually 48 hrs of training)
2) Take a firearm safety corse (usually 12 hrs)
3) Submit proof of these documents to a licence bureau along with your application for a gun licence
4) Wait a few months so the GOVT can do a full background check and mail your licence.
----You wont get it if: you a convicted criminal, awaiting trial, lack proper proof of citizenship yadda yadda. And it can be revoked if you do commit a crime.
----Now once you have the licence, you can go out buy pretty whatever you want with no hassle: rifles, pistols, ammunition....anything but SMG's and a few others.
I always thought this was a good practice. I dont think guns are bad ( i like em alot
), but I do think that wrong person behind them can be bad, like the wrong person behind a car, hence a licence.
But what about you, friends?