I'm certainly comfortable with the laws in my home state, Arkansas. We can get a concealed carry license and have access to just about any firearm we might want.
the regulations in California are ridiculous. Only certain handguns are on their approved list to own. The governing body has deemed more than ten rounds in a handgun is too much and made them illegal. All of their regulations have not stopped criminals from getting their hands on guns of any type they want. The problem is not the law abiding citizen, but the criminals who pay no attention to the law.
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