Originally Posted by Brookfield
We understand that the state of Virginia has very lax gun laws, apparently it's common practice to to buy your son a gun for his tenth birthday, & people can buy a maximum of one gun per month, are these actual facts?, the media would have us believe they are.
No sir, that is the media spin. You have to go through a lot of channels to get a gun. For instance you have to be 21. you have to have a clean record with the FBI (largest investigation agency in America), and you there is also a time period between the time when you buy the gun, and when you actually get to have it. it is like 7 days.
The waiting period is so a scenario like this doesnt
I am mad at John Doe, and want to buy a gun and shoot him. I go in buy the gun drive back to his house and kill him.
The 7 day period is so you can cool down, and not act on impulse.
But in conclusion, no the gun laws are not as lax as the media makes it out to be. It may be common place to buy a gun for a kid on his 14th birthday, it is never given to the kid. You also have to have permits to have guns, so the parents will often lock up the guns. And if the parents do not lock up the guns and allow the kids to have the guns, then it is the parents fault, not the guns fault.
If you have any more questions please post them. Because I have been born and raised in this area all my life. So I know what I'm talking about compared to the genius' on the news.
^^^^ I know the above laws are true for North Carolina (practically the same state, very similar, neighboring states). I have only lived in Virginia for about 7 months now, but like I said NC and VA are very similar, kinda like living in the same place.