We need to clarify the scope of relevance of terrestrial jurisdictions and their requirements and prohibitions. I suppose there could be issues with colonies that fall under the jurisdiction of terrestrial governments, but a lot of colonies will be seeking to avoid such entanglements for a great many reasons. Admittedly, spacecraft traffic may have fewer escapes from such jurisdictions. -- Strangelv 03:07, 6 January 2008 (UTC)
National laws and various treaties apply until the colonists can exert their independence. Every spacecraft (and base) is currently required to fly a flag of of some recognized nation. Then ISS has a special intergovernmental agreement between the partners which defines their shared jurisdiction. So the answer is: "it all depends".Charles F. Radley 15:25, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
Another point of view
Surviving on the moon means a change in the human behavior. Social Darwinism says that behaviors that do not help preserve/increase the gene pool would be ostracized (examples from the history of human civilization: Homosexuality, Incest...)
Guns, violence are something that have to be ostracized. Not a utopia, but also economics and private property will change in the moon... If we look back at the development of capitalism and we compare the capitalism of today with the capitalism of 100 years ago there are differences... Do we want to export to the moon the same system?
Therefore, guns and violence, self defense, private property will be different on the Moon... The point is to think what we want to do with it. We could channel the Lunar constitution to avoid such things as guns...
I am not American, but I know that we can live without them... Prior to my first week in America I hadn't seen a gun in my life... I was really scared when I saw one for the first time... I was 21 and the gun was in a policeman's holster...
I do not understand why other countries can live without guns and Americans can't... It is simply a matter of decide what kind of civilization we want to export... We could export the guns civilization or we can just prevent that from happening...
History will tell the guns story on the moon...--Jose Giraldez 07:58, 25 April 2012 (UTC)