posted on May, 23 2006 @ 07:40 PM
Originally posted by biggie smalls
without the ability to protect oneself from the police/military...i dont know what would happen but it definately wouldnt be democracy or a
Protect yourself from the police? The only people that would need to protect themselves from the police are mobsters and criminals. The only times you
hear of police brutality and corrupt cops are on the news, which usually twist the story
and make a huge deal about it in order to attract a
bigger audience. Stop being so darn paranoid
about the police, they risk their lives for your sake and they certainly don't deserve
be treated this way by the public, put yourselves in their shoes for just one day.
And on the topic of gun control, what's so bad about it?
Is a society without guns really so horrible? Just compare the statistics between
Tokyo and New York City. Tokyo is the safest major city in the world, mostly due to its strict gun control
. Per one million people, there are
muggings while New York City has about 11,000
per million people. Also, the handgun murder rate in NYC is 200x
than in Tokyo. Armed robberies in Japan are so rare that they make national news, no matter where they occur. It is only 1.4
people, in NYC its 221
per 100,000. All of this despite the fact that Tokyo is much denser than New York City and its population is higher too.
Tokyo has 12mill
while New York City only has 8mill