I just don't get how kids can get a hold of these guns...
Idiot parents. My father has a ton of guns, there are no children in the house as we have all moved out many many years ago and yet every gun is kept in a huge solid gun safe bolted to the concrete floor. People who store guns where children can get them should not have guns as safely storing a gun should be the first thing you figure out before even purchasing one.
Firstly, I do assume, no wait, bloody hope there are age restrictions on what age you should be to even hold a gun, let alone get a permit? Also, if this is accurate about how the lad's mother was the one who let him take a firearm to school, then frankly they don't sound like the type of people you want to be even near a bloody cap gun!
See? This is what you get when a state of paranoia takes hold, and everyone thinks they need to be tooled up.
So there is no way to know until after an incident occurs.
:lol:Sorry, I had to laugh at the other statements. You haven't read what Silver Thong and few of the other Canadians here have said about the police have you? They have less trust and respect for them than anyone I know.
Read again, I am Canadian. And as I said, we grumble, but we do not have the hate or contempt towards our police that a lot of Americans seem to show.
Save the Earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!
Yes we do...the question is, how is that going to be enforced. How is it enforced in other countries? Does law enforcement come in, without warning, for weapon storing inspections?
In some countries you're simply not allowed to hold a gun at home. You store it in a locker in a controlled environment somewhere.To actually take the gun home you have to go through extra administration and checks, which costs money.
To handle a gun you have to go through A LOT of checks. Medical, physical, psychological, no criminal record allowed at all. And you have to get a lot of expensive administration in order, where the price can scare ppl off a bit. And you have to go through a theoretical and practical exam.
Parts of this procedure have to be repeated every 2 to 5 years.
Also, in some places, if you wanna keep the gun at home (that you can ONLY have if you're licensed and practicing at a shooting range and for governmental acknowledged competitions) , you can only have your gun with you when you are going from your home to the shooting range or competition in question, or to go to the police station. For which you have to have an invitation, and you have to take the shortest route to these destinations. If you are found to be deviating from these terms, justice takes over from there.
You can also acquire hunting guns, but only if you have a hunters diploma, for which you have to take a pretty expensive training for a year. And then you can apply for a hunters license. When having this you have to go to the shooting range regularly to prevent unnecessary suffering in the animals shot. Transport of the weapon falls under the same regulations as mentioned before.
The mother of a seven-year-old New York City boy who brought a gun to school has been arrested on weapons and endangerment charges, police said.
Deborah Farley, 53, put the .22-calibre pistol in her son's school bag but did not say why, police said.