They s thread is about Poland BTW, where nobody wants looser gun law
The amount of gun owners has grown a lot in the past few years and continues to grow. Whereas before, most Poles wouldn't care about owning a gun for self defense, thanks to the muslim hordes raping and pillaging our next door neighbor, now more and more Poles are considering arming themselves.
Poland we've got a strict gun laws. One of a very few ways of getting a legal weapon is to become a licenced hunter.
There's 3 difference licenses - hunting, sport, and self defense. The license for hunting isn't too different from obtaining a license/FOID card in the USA. It's almost the exact same rules.
Now with concealed carry in the USA, you have to take a course and apply for that permit. It's somewhat similar to the license for self defense in Poland, but Poland's is more strict than concealed carry permit.
we're not living in the US and I cannot simply walk to a gun store and buy a shotgun.
You can't in the USA unless you have a license or pass the background check. You can't just go to your local supermarket, take a shotgun off the shelf, and have the cashier scan it and you're done. It doesn't work that way.
The only way to purchase a shotgun without presenting the appropriate paperwork or passing the background check is if you buy/sell privately, but all sporting goods stores, gun shops, registered gun dealers, etc. will require you to go through background checks or present a FOID card.
One news reporter from a left leaning channel once did a program on apparently "how easy it is to buy a gun." Well, he felt pretty stupid when they refused to sell him a gun because of an old minor charge he had that disqualified him.