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    Public only allowed to get their hands on a Pistol?

    Public only allowed to get their hands on a Pistol?
    The Kill count in most mass killings would be cut in half. Right or wrong?

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    Wrong. People will still acquire other guns illegally.

    Also, handguns are more dangerous than rifles.
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    How about neither rifle nor pistol in the hands of citizens?

    oh yeah but then who'd fight off the gub'ment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Didactic View Post
    Wrong. People will still acquire other guns illegally.

    Also, handguns are more dangerous than rifles.
    Handguns more dangerous than rifles is debatable.

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    I'm no gun expert, but can't you conceal a handgun easier than you can a long barrelled gun like a rifle or shotgun due to it not being two feet long?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kittysox View Post
    How about neither rifle nor pistol in the hands of citizens?

    oh yeah but then who'd fight off the gub'ment
    Might as well be unarmed against the gob'ment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kittysox View Post
    How about neither rifle nor pistol in the hands of citizens?

    oh yeah but then who'd fight off the gub'ment
    How bout you make that choice for yourself.

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    Wrong, the problem is more complex than a law like that could handle. Also the type of person who would commit crimes with guns would not care about a law restricting gun purchases, thus they would have no issue with purchasing one illegally.
    Last edited by Sledfang; 2012-12-23 at 03:55 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butler Log View Post
    I'm no gun expert, but can't you conceal a handgun easier than you can a long barrelled gun like a rifle or shotgun due to it not being two feet long?
    This is pretty much the reason why handguns are more dangerous. Handguns are also more prone to going off due to user error.
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    I feel like there enough active gun control discussions already active. please use one of them instead of creating new topics.

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