posted on Apr, 19 2007 @ 02:12 PM
Whilst i'm not sure i'd have worded my view quite the same, i have to agree with sneakoid also.
However i would'nt attack gun owners of the US for owning weapons that they really don't need. Blame the people who could quite easily change the
laws if it bothered them enough.
The million dollar question is how far do you go in banning guns?
This is just my own personal opinion, but i would say the weapons the average joe just does'nt need as a citizen or sportsman. I'm talking about
large callibre sniper rifles, auto and semi auto rifles...that kind of thing.
Leave those for the agencies who need them.
Don't kid yourself that you are still defending a country, to be honest i think the US is as bad as the UK sometimes, you don't need anyone to
attack your country as we'll end up doing enough damage to ourselves!
Then again, no-one can say for sure whats round the corner. Can you ever see the US being invaded by a foriegn force and you needing to use your arms?
I can't, but if it happens then i guess you'll at least have something better than a fireside poker to beat them off with.
I'm not talking as someone who is anti-gun. I have owned handguns whilst in the forces prior to returning to the UK. I like guns, and particpated in
many sporting events involving firearms as a result. I just don't see the need for the heavy artillery that many people own in the US.
All this said, in my mind i'd be happy for people to legally own handguns if obtained through strict guidelines, but it's just taken a kid with two
handguns to kill dozens of people. It was the Dunblane massacre over here which led to a hangun ban, so maybe handguns are too much too?
Such a hard thing to solve or at least make better.
I think this is something that will never be sorted. Some will say you just need to stop the nutjobs owning guns, but many a sane, business type,
family man has snapped with a gun because he had a bad day.
All i can say is best of luck to all over the pond. Too many spoil it for the rest. No offence is meant to any of the members here in what i say, like
i said it's just my opinion and one i know many people think is drivel lol
We are an intelligent species, take all the fireams away and we'll only improvise to make other stuff to kill with. Some of the most deadly martial
art weapons were farming tools, where does it end?
Time for a cuppa methinks!