Portrait of a Gun Toting Criminal – who won’t obey gun control laws

Published by the LearnAboutGuns.com Author on June 28, 2008 at 12:35 am
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It seems that many gun control advocates have mistaken ideas about the criminals who use guns. Allow me to set the record straight:

The criminals who use guns to commit crimes are not NRA members such as this author, who went to a lawful gun store, passed background checks, and took delivery of the after a waiting period. Instead, the facts about criminals who misuse guns generally:

  • Are convicted felons who are already forbidden by law from possessing guns.
  • Are domestic abusers who are already forbidden by law from possessing guns.
  • Are criminals who purchase their guns on the black market, bypassing gun control laws.
  • Are willing to use other tools, such as cars and nailguns to commit their crimes too.
  • Aren’t afraid of murder, rape, or robbery charges, so certainly won’t fear a relatively minor gun possession charge.

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