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France Has Twice as Many Illegal Guns as Legal Ones

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Bloomberg reports that weapons designed for military use, such as the Kalashnikov AK series, have been illegally flooding France over the past few years, with state bodies recording double digit increases.

“The French black market for weapons has been inundated with eastern European war artillery and arms,” Philippe Capon, the head of UNSA police union, told Bloomberg. “They are everywhere in France.”

The number of illegal guns is thought to be at least twice the number of legal guns in the country. Weapons such as AK-47s can be bought for the equivalent of a few thousand dollars.

AK-47s are very illegal, and very easy to get in France.

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Yea but like Jet says, those guns are illegal so gun control works.

After the UK collective bed wetting reaction to Dunblane, the Home Secretary was asked if banning anyone who wasn't a government minion from owning a handgun made England safer

His answer-after the ban there were not crimes committed in England by anyone using a LEGALLY owned handgun!

and that turd thought that was some sort of achievement. same with the claims about why "assault weapons" need to be banned
 

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It would make sense as france even though in the past one of the most liberal on gun ownership, in recent decades has been hyper restrictive. criminal elements do not stop being criminal simply because of laws they already ignore. The eastern block still has so many guns un accounted for, many countries even still produce those weapons without govt consent, all it takes is the knowledge to do so, in which gun manufacture is quite easy, so much so a full auto can be made from parts at home depot.

The driving point is demand, crimes do not simply happen because of ease, if someone is determined to shoot up a place, banning all guns would not stop them, they would move to the black market. The countries in europe who have been successfull have been such because demand for crime and weapons to commit crime have been low, not because of weapons availability.
 

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They are easy to get anywhere close to conflict. Africa is flooded with them. It is the most common rifle ever produced.

kids with files, an anvil and a few other tools you can buy at Walmart for under 100 bucks are turning about fully functioning automatic rifles in Peshawar Pakistan daily
 
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