I can understand why the people here on the left feel so betrayed: the Supreme Court just ruled in favor of our Second Amendment rights.

While I believe that we should have laws in place so that people need to go through a background check and a 10 day waiting period before you can own a handgun, I don’t believe in banning handguns altogether. Below are links to two different stories, one from England and one from Australia. The UK banned handguns back in 2001. In the two years that followed, handgun crimes increased by 40%. Australia did the same thing and their handgun crimes increased by 44%.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/1440764.stm

http://www.haciendapub.com/gunpage2.html

The Supreme Court made the right decision. If a criminal wants to commit a crime with a handgun, they will get one whether they are banned or not. Maybe increasing the penalties for handgun crimes would be the way to go.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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