This tedious argument is based on the idea that criminals get their guns from other criminals, period. It requires a type of short-sightedness which enables its proponents to look no further, to ask no additional questions. Criminals arm other criminals and law-abiding gun owners get their guns from legitimate sources.“(Criminals) will never willingly submit to fingerprints, background checks, pay taxes or fees, or sit through a waiting period before terrorizing the public,” the group said in a statement released to Channel 2 Action News.
“Criminals and thugs will always have access to guns, knives, poles, hammers, sticks, or any other weapon they wish to use to commit their crime … and they do not ask permission from any government in order to do so. Yet Georgians who wish to carry openly or concealed to protect themselves and their families are treated like criminals, forced by government in the State of Georgia to jump through hoops in order to do so. Criminals and thugs know that this is the case,” the statement said.
The fact is all guns in criminal hands started out owned by law-abiding gun owners. Many gun control laws are geared towards keeping the guns where they belong.
The good folks down in Kennesaw purposely overlook another obvious fact. Not all legitimate gun owners are what they seem. Some are out-and-out criminals who've not been caught yet, others are similarly unfit for any number of other reasons. Gun control laws can help identify these folks and weed them out.
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