Originally Posted by Vikingdad
A gun can be legally purchased by a law abiding citizen and subsequently used in a criminal act. That makes it an illegal gun.
I think that makes a law abiding citizen a criminal if he uses it in a criminal
act. The gun did nothing illegal. If the gun is stolen or sold to a criminal,
and used in a crime, the gun is not illegal, only the act of the criminal using
the gun is illegal. A hunk of steel and plastic cannot be illegal, only illegally
used or owned.
How many gang bangers are going to be able to legally purchase a gun, let
alone get a permit to carry it? The new laws will, hopefully, give the LAC a
chance to protect himself and family from the criminals who already illegally
own a gun.