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originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: UmbraSumus
Same here. I wouldn't ever want the US gun culture here in the UK. At the same time, it is what it is in the States and I'd own a gun if I lived there.
Cultures are different across the world and it's often foolish to compare two and say one is the best.
originally posted by: HumansEh
Its like comparing apples and oranges. Two completely differing dynamics here.
Its just a consequence of having an armed population and one who do not retain the 'right to bear arms' in defiance of Government.
Guns fire. That's what they do.
More guns, more bangs. Its inevitable.
If the strict gun laws in the Uk were removed and you could readily buy legal firearms as freely as in the US, I wouldn't count on those figures remaining static for very long.
originally posted by: Ex_MislTech
originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: Ex_MislTech
Hmmm Australia have more deaths from police that the UK too...
Brazil is 3 times than the US.
Statistics are fun!
Well Australia was the penal colony from the UK so it would
make sense that they might be a bit more violent down there.
originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: skalla
I agree, I am trying to find a reputable site for statistics... So far police fatal shootings are somewhere in the 60 to 80 range in Chicago alone in 2015 from what I've read.
originally posted by: LordGoofus
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants"
I'm not one to promote violence, but this particular quote by Abraham Lincoln seems very applicable to the current situation in the US. A country that grew & prospered on the back of continual warfare, starting to run out of enemies and turning inwards for it's daily dose of militaristic pride :/ I have a feeling during my lifetime I'm going to see some very major changes in the US and it's not going to be pretty. With the creation of the AIIB I suspect US power is going to rapidly shrink and the people that depend on said power are not going to react kindly.