posted on Oct, 11 2003 @ 04:54 AM
No neo, not automatic, just handguns. The criminal element will find ways to get guns, no amount of gun control is going to stop that. I lived in
the US for 5 years while I finished my post graduate education. I can tell you that there is a far greater gun culture in the US than in Canada. I
knew a lot of people who had guns in their cars and a lot more who had them in their homes. This is no surprise to anybody. In Canada, even before
the tougher gun legislation, the vast majority of everday people did not have guns in their cars. Not because they couldn't, but becasue they
didn't want to. When people are driving down the highway in Canada and somebody flips you off, yeah you get pissed off, you might tailgate them and
yell at them,if you are really brave you might get out of your car and confront them, but you don't reach for your gun. Anybody with a temper can
tell you how irrational you can get when you are pissed off. If you don't have a gun in your hand, you are far less likely to do something you will
regret later. Sure you can use a knife, but it takes a lot more to shove a knife in somebody's chest than it does to put a bullet in their chest,
not to mention you can't do it from the next lane over.
Having said all that. I will tell you that I am not pro gun control. I don't like the government telling me what to do with my life. If you think
that handguns in your home increases the danger to your family rather than decreases it; then don't have them in your home. But if another person
wants to have a gun in their home, then it is their business.
I am not pro gun control, but I don't think it should be like the old west either where everyone walks around with 2 colts at their side. I think it
is a person's right to own a gun, but I don't pretend that guns deter crime or decrease the murder rate.