Handgun Control No. 251
Handguns have only two important properties: they are easily concealed and their use is to threaten, wound and kill people. A civilized society should not tolerate the possession, sale or manufacture of handguns. Outside the military, the same can be said for rifles designed to kill people, rather than wild game.
ADA proposes that the manufacture of guns be restricted to military weapons, to be tightly controlled by the military, and hunting rifles and shotguns of reasonably limited design. The possession of all other guns should be prohibited. Limited exceptions for the police might also be needed.
ADA also calls for immediate passage of more stringent gun control measures by the U.S. Congress, state legislatures and local governments. Among the measures ADA supports are:
Any attempts to weaken control measures must be defeated.
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