Babystarz that is a good point but there is a gun registry that does criminal record checks everytime a person tries to buy a gun. A special permit is required to own and shoot those restricted rifles. In Canada, a handgun is even considered restricted. The most a gun law could do is restrict the market to only qualified dealers so these weapons aren't in the wrong hands. Higher Caliber rifles are required for the animals sake. The caliber means a bigger bullet. But it does not mean it is more dangerous becaue each caliber has its good and back. Proper gun safey is key. A bigger gun is intended for the animals sake. Elk are hard to kill. I am sorry to say this and I do not mean to offend anyone. These animals are really tough and when you shoot them, You want a higher caliber for the power. It will knock them down quick. The faster the kill the more humane.
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