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originally posted by: RoScoLaz5
originally posted by: Tulpa
a reply to: PerfectAnomoly
Criminals still shoot people in the UK.
hardly ever. not in the same universe, let alone ballpark, as the USA gun madness.
originally posted by: wheresthebody
A large number of my friends have firearms, (we are not in the USA). They collect, shoot targets and hunt. They all regularly complain about american gun culture and how they are worried about being associated with it.
I get that guns aren't just for hunting and target shooting, they are for protecting yourself and your family, but you have to admit that many advocates of americas gun culture are over the top with their enthusiasm, it makes everyone look terrifying to those are unfamiliar with the issue
The most popular form of sucide in the states is "death by cop".
originally posted by: SmilingROB
The reason we are seeing vechiles used as weapons is
Its easier to get a truck than a gun.
originally posted by: JBurns
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin
Which is a tragedy, but doesn't really have anything to do with the second amendment. Practically speaking, the fact that individuals with certain psychiatric conditions use firearms to end their lives has nothing to do with my lawful use of those same weapons. Extremely distraught people may take their own lives with a firearm, and that has nothing to do with me. Just as careless people can have accidents, killing themselves or their loved ones - but again, this is their responsibility.
It all comes down to intent, and individual responsibility. It is perfectly normal and acceptable to feel a certain way for these people, but in the end there is no action another person can take that would justify infringing on the rights of others.
That is my two cents anyhow, for what it is worth around here