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- Posted: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 04:45:04 +0000
Wouldn't appear to be a relevant concept; most people do abide by the law when and where they can, to avoid being punished for being caught breaking it. That's the case in Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, or Soviet Russia as well as anywhere else. Moreso, even, since the punishment tends to come down harsher and more immediately, sometimes more arbitrarily.
Because laws are broken. Laws say don't murder people, it happens anyways.
Of course, in the case of the Weimar gun ban, the main form of disobedience wouldn't seem to be selling guns to people too young to buy them, but rather failing to surrender guns when the law said to do so. Or so I've read here and there.
You could say that, but it's all situational.
Chicago, Illinois is a "Gun Free Zone." Yet many are breaking the law and acquiring a gun. Shooting the gun. Shooting people with the gun.
Disobedience in keeping your property (guns, in this case) when the gov't says you have to hand it over is theft. So I would like to believe that most people kept their guns hidden away in some form or another so they could keep them. But I have no knowledge on this Weimar Gun Ban and so I have not looked into it at all. That's just my opinion.
You can buy, own, and sell guns in Illinois.
The city of Chicago requires registration of firearms. Residents must complete a firearm safety course, pass a background check including fingerprinting, and pay a $100 permit fee which is renewed every three years. Registration of any handgun assumes an additional one time fee of $15.
That's not "gun free"
Most of the guns are bought out in the Suburbs or in Indiana or Mississippi, where Gun Laws are lax. People see them to street gangs in the city, and claim they were stolen, according to police informants.
Gun trafficking in the city is big, made easy by the lax laws of neighboring states.