Even in a country like Canada, where handguns are restricted, people using handguns still kill people and that's just a fact. If every Canadian was
carrying a loaded Glock, I'm sure there would be an even greater incidence of killings happening. With the restrictions, it's the bad guys who have
them and use them for criminal acts... and that's not good either. I don't know what the answer is, but it sure would make for an interesting
controlled debate in H2H.
My concern is that if everyone
had them, people who normally would use their fists would pull out the 9 instead.
What gets me in this thread, though, is the anger being displayed.
There is NO WAY anyone who is not an American should preach about the laws in that country. If you don't like it, the best thing for you to do is not
visit there. If Americans want to gripe about Canadian laws, then the opposite is true... YOU should not be preaching to us about our laws either.
Leave it to the population who lives there... they have the power to make changes and not someone living in 'wherever'.
Also, speculating about a great ATS member like Deus Ex on this thread WITHOUT HIM HERE just seems a bit low to me... he can express himself very well
on his own and I would prefer to hear HIS own opinions. So why not just leave that bit alone. I don't think anyone in this thread would like to
discover being talked about in a thread while they were away.
As for the supposed threats being bandied about... what do you expect when you attack an entire society for the stupidity of one nutty Korean?
As for my own stand on gun control, I'm firmly against the long gun registry... it's a colossal waste of taxpayers money and does nothing to get the
illegal guns off the street. It's pure bollocks.
And, since I'd rather hunt deer and moose, I couldn't care less about handguns. I don't need one nor do I want one, so, as far as making them hard
to get licensed for all I can say is 'pfffft'.
But one thing IS for sure. At ATS Courtesy is mandatory