In 1791, the U.S. adopted the Second Amendment which reads: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." And in 1792 the Congress enacted the Militia Acts of 1792, which conscripted every "free able-bodied white male citizen" into the militia and required such citizens to procure "a good musket or firelock, a sufficient bayonet and belt, two spare flints, and a knapsack, a pouch with a box therein to contain not less than twenty-four cartridges, suited to the bore of his musket or firelock, each cartridge to contain a proper quantity of powder and ball;..."
Provided that U.S. federal law and the laws of both the dealer's and purchaser's states and localities are complied with:
An individual 21 years of age or older may acquire a handgun from a dealer federally licensed to sell firearms in the individual's state of residence.
An individual 18 years of age or older may purchase a rifle or shotgun from a federally licensed dealer in any state.
As crime levels increase and the need for people to instil fear into others arises. Our brothers and sisters fall down around us. Though I see a nation not only lead and fuelled by their laws and the media, I see a nation that needs a starting point to transform the minds and attitudes of our generations to come.
In 1997, the prime minister appointed the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) to monitor the effects of the gun buyback. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politics_in_Australia
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