U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- A large number of people who wish to disarm the population start with the premise “If there weren’t any guns”, as if, with extreme restrictions on owning and using guns, guns will eventually go away.
Under extreme legal restrictions, the number of guns has increased.
I recall a prominent talk show host in southern California, wailing about confiscated guns being sold: “But if that happens, we will never be rid of guns!” he cried as if his wish were plausible.
Guns are a 700 to 100-year-old technology. Guns can and are being made, in homes and small shops around the world, that are beyond state control.
Firearms have had extreme legal restrictions imposed over most of the planet. The United States is exceptional, with the Second Amendment. Most governments allow only small numbers of their people to legally have firearms.
People under those governments actively resist those laws. In spite of a century and a half of stringent restrictions on gun ownership, the number of guns in private hands has risen significantly.