The latest shooting brings out the latest batch of people saying we need to tightly regulate or restrict private gun ownership.
Because they think it works in Australia and England.
How would that work in a country with long borders with neighbors like the United States?
In other countries with strict gun laws, lawmakers have attempted to implement buyback programs that offer cash for people who turn in banned weapons to government agents. This has little hope of working in the United States, though, where most gun owners want to keep their firearms.
However, even if this were to be effective, how would the government stop newly illegal guns from flooding into the country across America’s massive, largely unguarded borders? A study published in 2013 by the Trans-Border Institute and Igarape Institute estimates an average of 253,000 firearms cross the U.S.-Mexico border every year. Earlier in 2017, the Canadian government reported it believes there are greater than 1 million prohibited guns in its country, and Canadian officials believe most of the firearms were brought there from the United States.
If you can't make guns magically disappear, you need to work with those who focus on responsible gun use and education.
Like the NRA.