Originally posted by C0le
Help me understand why so many "free" countries around the world live in so much fear of there fellow citizens?
If these countries are so "free" and great why are they so afraid to trust there citizens with the right to defend themselves not only from a fellow
citizen but their own Government?
I cannot even imagine living in such a place and living in constant fear to simply trust another citizens morals and better judgement, I mean what
type of upbringing are they raised in that would suddenly make some one go on a killing spree if a gun magically appeared in their hand? I mean
I just don't understand...
You see.. In my country the citezens are the country... And the government mostly works for the people, forfilling the peoples need and wishes
It is the peoples wish that we don't have guns all over....
We don't fear eachother, we respect eachother and our lives...
We have no need for guns, to defend against other people, because other people don't have guns either.
There is no fear, because there is nothing to fear...sure their will always be criminal elements, that get their guns on the black market, but thoose
elements will exist nomatter what you do.
We are not afraid to trust our citizens with the right to defend themselves, but we are afraid to raise the amount of killing weapons like guns,
If people get rubbed, in my country, they mostly just remain as calm as possible, knowing their items are ofcourse ensured, and they will be
Its really all in the mentality of the people and their mutual respect for eachother.
Believe it or not, but most people here, young and old, doesnt even want to have anything to do with guns, and many people have lived their whole life
without ever having held a gun in their hands.
We are raised to see how dangerous guns and weapons are, and all we have to do is turn on the TV to see how weapons kill people all over the world,
thats right...remove the weapons and many lives are saved.
This is true freedom, to be able to live in relativly peacefull surroundings, without having to worry about guns at all.
The fear you have, comes from the knowledge that everyone around you have a gun, and can use it whenever they see fit. That would scare the sh... out
of me too.
[edit on 1-2-2008 by Bluess]