A dicey subject I know so please lets simply keep this to an educated light hearted opnions thread I am asking this question out of curiosity more than anything, I know something of the US gun laws and have witnessed many an argument about them. Reading Fred's post just spurred me to ask this. Mainly aimed at people like Fred and TeeCee who clearly have an interest in firearms and mainly at Americans with or without an interest. If you don't know the laws, please keep your opinions limited to questions What do you guys think of the US gun laws in general? Obviously there are those who obey the laws and those who don't like in pretty much anything. But do you think some of the laws such as being able to carry a handgun in a supermarket and the ease of obtaining a license are a little light? I often read about how someone bought an M16 or an M4 Carbine and think to myself "Ok thats a military grade weapon and requires specific training to use safely and this guy bought one just because he could afford one, or he found a gang of dear carrying AK47's lol" My understanding is Fully Auto weapons are not available and high grade weapons like those mentioned require more than a simple fire arms license, while hand guns and rifles require less than a driving test requires. I also find it alarming that gun crime in the US is higher (insurmountably higher) than pretty much anywhere in the civilised world, do you think this is a direct reflection of light gun laws? My question is genuine and like I said, aimed at those who KNOW the laws well and are responsible with these weapons. Please do not throw in the "It's our god given right" because a US president has never been god lol And please do not throw in the "Guns don't kill people, people kill people" because guns make it a hell of a lot easier for people to kill people lol Please please remember, keep it civil I'm looking for genuinely educated opinions and to enhance my knowledge of things.