Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL, who was killed last Saturday at a gun range in Texas, the question will be whether this will be the wakeup call the United States needs to have a serious conversation about gun control and the gun culture fueled by the National Rifle Association.
While federally licensed firearms (FLF) dealers are required to conduct background checks on all buyers via the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), unlicensed private gun dealers are not required to conduct background checks in 33 states if the sale is conducted within the state. And 40 percent of guns are sold through private dealers.
Here are five of the most dangerous guns advertised online:
1.Barrett M82 50-Caliber Sniper Rifle
An NBC News undercover investigation into online gun sales conducted a transaction for this 50-caliber sniper rifle, calling it “the most powerful gun legally sold in the U.S.: bullet range five miles. It can pierce armored vehicles, even bring down a helicopter.”
2. M134 General Electric Minigun
The minigun is one of the most dangerous weapons ever designed, with the capacity to fire up to 166 bullets per second. Amazingly, it is currently legal in the U.S. to own this military-grade machine gun because the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986 stated that any fully automatic weapon constructed before that year was legal to own.
President Obama made a gun control speech in New Orleans, in which he said he believes that “a lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers and not in the hands of crooks. They belong on the battlefield of war, not on the streets of our cities.”
4. Glock 23 Semi-Automatic Pistol
semi-automatic handguns are the weapon of choice for mass murderers because they are light and easy to conceal, and adaptable to using high-capacity magazines. This allows the shooter to fire the maximum number of bullets in a short period of time.
5. Bushmaster M4 Type Carbine
This deadly assault rifle, used on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, is perfectly legal to purchase in the United States because the Federal Assault Weapons Ban of 1994 expired in 2004.
what`is your opinion? you support America gun control laws or every private citizen should own a gun?