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Direct use of high fences and concertina wires, like Trump's border wall. This seems to be a very effective way, because Trump's border walls are getting longer and longer.


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The single most effective country at keeping guns from the hands of criminals and gangs is Japan. They do so through the following: Guns are banned. Carrying a gun is, in and of itself, illegal. Ammunition is banned. Carrying ammunition is, in and of itself, illegal. Any search that finds contraband, like guns or ammunition, is a valid search. ...


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You setting could be the deterrent. Place it on a space station surrounded by hard vacuum. Or under a dome on Venus. You have a lot of variety in where to place your society. A firearm in some place where a stray round could quite literally kill millions is one hell of a deterrent for anything that relies on high velocity projectiles. Creating hull ...


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Sense quick expansions of gases to curb gun crime. Make the sensing very accurate and automatic. To get away with violence, can't release compressed gas at a high enough rate to get away with it...so use a club/knife/sword. This would make crossbows/bows also viable...or manipulation of the sensors : ) I know of no current tech that could do this so its ...


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Everyone on here seems to be going the way of how to remove guns so I am going to go the opposite way. Make it mandatory that all heads of household own a gun and allow concealed/open carry everywhere, like they did in Kennesaw Georgia. Doing so would make it dangerous for criminals to use or even brandish guns without getting shot from the side or behind. ...


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You get manufacturing equipment makers to cooperate with you As of right now, in real life, most printers have software that detect the presence of the EURion constellation on banknotes (a pattern of symbols incorporated into a number of banknote designs worldwide since about 1996) and make it unable to scan/photocopy currencies. You could do the same with ...


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"nearly impossible for the main character to rise in hierarchy without a lot of luck." I think that this does not follow. Recent movies (e.g. John Wick) and video games (e.g. GTA) have really made it seem as though one needs superhuman powers in order to succeed in this sort of context. However, both real life and fiction teach us that this is not the ...


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You could have the government televise how arrested gang members, previous owners of illegal weapons, are tortured until death using medieval torture instruments and methods. For example, you could slowly skin someone alive on national television. This, with the warning that anyone caught with guns illegally will suffer the same painful, long, drawn-out ...


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Guns bring the heat. To my memory, there have been two firearms crimes in singapore i can remember One was a gangland hitman with a colourful nickname, he escaped but was hunted down across the border The other was 3 robbers in a boat that sank, with one rusty gun and not much ammo. They landed on an island where military training was conducted and well.....


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Culture + restrictions Anything to make the change staring now would take a while to catch up. However, with enough time and persistence you can achieve no or very reduced gun ownership. Assuming you achieved it, then the biggest factors are: Culture The people just don't want guns. This has to be rooted into history somehow but you can't really achieve ...


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Street gangs are a disposable, deniable part of organized crime. Sure, criminals can buy illegal guns. From other criminals. As Alexander suggests in his answer, there are not many illegal guns on the market. The illegal guns get used and traded, and with each step in the chain the gun gets more history. The criminal caught holding the gun last might have ...


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Make bullets hard to get A length of gal pipe, a nail and some fittings, a person can make a basic zip gun in fifteen minutes with basic tools A plastic gun can be printed on a home 3d printer. There is no way of stopping people from making a gun Bullets on the other hand are a lot harder. Sure people can reload bullets but they still need the powder and ...


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You're going to have to have some pretty tight controls on the machine tools that could be used to make a gun. However, I think there's a simpler way: Forget about guns, focus on ammunition. While people do reload ammunition they are using commercially manufactured primers and powder to do so. While a simple gun could be produced in any decent ...


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Government buybacks work. New Zealand, to pick one example, bought back more than 10,000 firearms in less than a month. If that's not good enough for you, keep raising the price. What sort of criminal is going to be packing a gun if the government will pay ten million dollars for it?


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Set your society as in a slightly dystopian future, one that emphasizes certain negative aspects of the USA's culture. In US pop culture, homicides committed against the poor are often take the back burner compared to middle class/upper class homicides (there is only so much budget, wall of silence, its just a bunch of bad guys killing each other, etc...). ...


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Honor only gets you so far If gangs have an honor-code about using not using guns, that will last as long as it takes for someone to 'cheat', eliminate their competition and gain a lot of standing/power/influence. Honor based systems only really work in small one-on-one conflicts where there is social standing to be gained. In larger conflicts where ...


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My home country (China) has very strict gun control laws. Basically, normal citizen will not be allowed to buy, sell guns, or make it themselves. If guns are involved in a crime case (say, robbery), the consequence will be much more severe. Surely you'll never stop people from making guns themselves, but they won't necessary use guns in conflicts - 6 months ...


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Real life solution - make guns scarce in your society In a country like US, where there are plenty of guns among the citizens, it's a no-brainer for criminals to use guns too. If they choose melee weapons, they would quickly find themselves bringing a knife to a gunfight. In a country like UK, where guns are harder to find, criminals largely resort to ...


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I'm going to suggest that you don't need the gang not to have guns, you need them to not use them. To that end: It's a gang, gangs have traditions and codes of behaviour like any organisation; more so than many other modern organisations in fact. The gang chooses to settle its internal disputes with feats and competitions of strength and skill, guns don't ...


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Your question is essentially "how do I stop criminals from being criminals?" This is tautologically impossible. The only way to resolve your problem is going to be to make it an "honor among thieves" thing that guns are never to be used. You could make it so that guns are not impossible to get a hold of for a criminal, but that it is generally frowned upon ...


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A Shotgun / Boar Spear https://www.saufeder.eu/index_en.html Using the rounded hollow spearhead, a single shell could be loaded into the haft like a zip gun The person could set spear against a charge attack and then fire a specialized round directly into the monster. You could pick from silver rounds for werewolves, solid wood rounds for vampires, brass ...


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The only gun any true monster hunter needs is this little jobbie: Yep, your basic punt gun! Fix a claymore on the end of that and Bob's your monster blasting uncle! As used in Tremors 4: The Legend Begins


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While everyone so far had provided very...entertaining...answers, there are already very old service weapons which fit the bill. The first choice would be the classic Lee-Enfeild rifle fitted with a 22" "Sword" bayonet. The rifle is very accurate and powerful, with the round capable of killing man sized targets past 600 yards (older Lee-Enfield's were ...


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Detachable long rifle. A "takedown gun" can be disassembled. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takedown_gun Having the firing apparatus (stock, receiver) attached when you are swinging your polearm around offers no benefit and you are liable to damage the firing apparatus. Keep that stuff wrapped up and in your pack. If you are at close quarters you are ...


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I would go for the classic pump-action shotgun. For starters, when you expect to use a gun/melee weapon hyrbid you do so because you expect to be shooting one second and stabbing the next. Considering its post-apocalyptical-urban-fantasy the shotgun would be a favorite over more high-end accurate weapons like the .50 cal answer as the shotgun would be more ...


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The XM500 mixed with a halberd. While I like MorrisTheCat's answer, the American M82 is a superior sniper rifle, also using lovely .50 BMG ammunition (which is the same size as 12.7mm, because Americans can't metric), as it carries a ten-round clip and is semi-automatic, as opposed to the KSVK's bolt action. (Though it's not Russian-quality so don't whack ...


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Generally speaking I'm not a fan of hybrid weapons like this, since the general result is that you wind up, as @AndreiROM pointed out "Turning two good weapons into one crappy one." There is an exception scenario though, so that's what I'm going to design to. That exception is when you have something big and fast charging you, and you want to be able to ...


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i dont know much about gun but there exist axe bayonet. from https://hugelol.com/lol/86852 from https://www.reddit.com/r/mildlyinteresting/comments/6eonme/found_this_combination_axeflintlock_rifle_in_a/ from https://ilovefunnythings.wordpress.com/2016/03/31/the-british-had-the-bayonet-the-germans-had-the-axe-gun/ from http://thegunsman.com/2013/12/axe-...


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A bayonet is a small knife you attach to a rifle or a similar weapon. Emphasis on small. It has to be, otherwise the gun will be too heavy for you to use it normally. Make it too big and you will hamper the ability to use the gun as a gun - and once you do that, there is no point in attaching the thing to a gun anymore. So, if you want to attach a melee ...


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