Saturday, July 23, 2011

"Common Sense" gun control works?

Surely you've heard the news by now.

Here is a quick summary on Norwegian gun laws:
  • Licensing.
  • Registration.
  • Ban on "Big Boomers".
  • Most demonstrate a need in order to own a firearm. Self-defense not accepted.
  • Limits on how much ammo an individual can own.
  • Safe storage laws.
  • Ban on private sales of firearms.
  • Ban on carrying for self-defense.
  • Mandatory training.
  • Ban on automatic weapons.
  • Assorted malum prohibitum.

It reads like a Brady/VPC/CSGV wish list, yet it did nothing to stop the blood-thirsty maniac. That's because you can't legislate away crazy. It will be interesting to see if there will be a knee jerk change in Norway's gun laws because of this tragedy. The Fins are already preparing to clamp down in gun owners.

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