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originally posted by: JOSHT
a reply to: stumason
Please reread what i said.
The reactions that your speaking of are exactly what I'm talking about. Also reread what I said about Cameron, it is the exact opposite of what you seem to have gathered.
originally posted by: stumason
a reply to: SoulSurfer
And you have missed the entire point of the thread - it isn't trying to compare or even persuade Americans our way is better, it is just to try and educate you lot so that you don't try to compare...
And another thing - I've often heard that you have your guns to "protect" you from the Government, or take it back by force if it goes rogue etc.... So where are you? Lolling around on your sofa's watching reality TV, getting fatter and lazier while your Government enjoys absolute power - Yes, I "went there" - you lot can't even protect yourselves from one of your own on a rampage (as I said earlier) or from your own Police who seem to delight in killing you
originally posted by: ScepticScot
a reply to: SlapMonkey
There are differences I believe in legal traditions over what is a right between countries. Largely to do with what extent the the legal system is grounded in roman/civil or common law tradition. Something (even in the US) does not need to be explicitly stated as a right to be a right.
I am sure someone with better legal knowledge than me can explain better but I think that in common law tradition you have the right to do what is not banned.
In practise there is no real difference when it comes to firearms are both the US and UK what you can or cant own/use is decided by by statute law. There is no absolute right to own a gun anywhere.