The march of progress
What's wrong with one gun a month? I'd love to have enough money to buy a gun a month. I'm retired and all I can afford is one gun every couple of months.
Posted by: Tom at July 2, 2012 06:18 PM
That law never particularly made sense. Limiting purchases to one handgun a month? A single handgun can kill perfectly fine by itself, and any gang looking to outfit its members, if that’s what we’re looking to limit, could and most likely would simply purchase their weapons illegally.
Posted by: Sarah at July 3, 2012 05:40 AM
I thought I'd read that a huge percentage of crime guns were in fact stolen - i.e., not used by their last known legal purchaser to commit the crime, but stolen from that purchaser at some point in the past. I also remember reading that the average time between theft of a gun from its lawful owner and its use in crime was over 10 YEARS.
If my memory is correct on these points, one-gun-a-month rules wouldn't seem to be likely to have much of an effect in this environment. Not that that would matter to folks like the Brady bunch.
Posted by: wrangler5 at July 3, 2012 09:06 AM