originally posted by: Parthin96
Well ok then. Take your chances that crime happens to other guy, and enjoy your no-gun life. You'll PROBABLY be ok and never know the difference. For
the price of a gun and some ammo, I don't have to be concerned about what I see happen on the news. I assume from your profile you're an Aussie, which
is a completely different country from ours. They took all your guns away, so now the Aussies kill each other with crossbows and swords. But I don't
live there, I live in America. Things here are not as they are there, I assure you! I love it when foreigners think they know how life is here, and
then tell us what to do, it's so comical!
a reply to: Subaeruginosa
Well, life is about taking chances isn't it? I could also choke to death on a peanut or fall and crack my head open in the shower. Mate, I could drive
to the shops one night to get milk and be taken out by a drunk driver, I mean people are always going to drive drunk, right? So going by some peoples
logic here, we should not even bother having drink driving laws at all, because it infringes on the rights of people who can handle there liquor.
The anti-gun regulation people are always claiming the Australian government took all our firearms, but this is simply not true, we have a huge
hunting culture here. All they did was enact nation wide laws on ensuring only responsible people can own firearms.
-All gun owners must apply to there state police to obtain a license, which needs to be renewed every few years
-All firearms must be individually registered to the owner
-All firearms must be securely stored in a safe when not in use
-Semi-automatic long barreled firearms and magazines that exceed a 10 bullet capacity are outright banned
-Being in possession of an illegal firearm or giving or selling a firearm to a person who is unlicensed is considered an extremely serious offence.
Enacting these simple measures has been proven to be very effective in 'preventing' (though obviously not eliminating) gun crime in general, well
still allowing responsible & stable individuals to posses firearms . It has also effectively eliminated mass shootings in our society.
The thing is, its completely ineffective to enact laws on a local or state level. To be effective these regulations need to be enacted across the
board on a federal level, they also need to be strictly enforced.
btw, to anyone that says I'm just an Aussie and that US politics is none of my concern. Well to bad, these mass shootings are flashed all over my tv
as much as yours. If I have to constantly hear about these devastating events, then I'm obviously going to have strong opinions on it and have a right
to speak my mind about it. Like it or not, American culture has a huge influence all over the world (particularly developed nations), so all eyes are
on you guys. All our favourite movies, tv shows, music, clothes brands and even junk food are usually American.
So don't be so defensive when we stick our noses into your domestic politics. Its the price you pay for being the leaders of the 'free world', as well
as (arguably) the most entertaining country on earth as well.