posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 08:45 AM
With the economic downturn here in America and the threat of looming violence from both the citizens and the over aggressive police there has been
much mention of a recent increase in firearms sales and purchases going on here in the United States.
Two things about this subject trouble me greatly. Seeing as America is not the only country on the block who is and will be experiencing serious
economic hardship, which will bring with it huge spike in crime and unrest. Europeans as well as many in Oz are already seeing this take place
according to many who post there.
Yet every time a subject or a thread is started in regard to Americans who are buying or choosing to own weaponry for self defense, it seems that
European and Aussie members are the first ones to criticize or attack Americans for choosing to exercise their second amendment right to defend
themselves. I see a lot of negative name calling and sarcastic critical responses toward this choice and it often baffles me.
This is not an attempt to bait or anger any of our brothers and sisters from across the pond, merely a curiosity that I have had for a while now. Is
it that you folks are jealous that Americans are still able to enjoy this right that has been stripped away from you by your own governments? Is it
sour grapes, or do you all really feel such strong anti-gun sentiments?
I fear that things may end poorly for a lot of you and I genuinely feel concern for your basic abilities to survive in a hostile and rapidly declining
and violent world.
What will you do in case of a violent revolt? How will you combat the already increasingly violent crime? If your government decides to show up and
take you away next week, what means will you use to defend your families? Also, if and when food shortages do become commonplace as many believe they
will, how will you hunt for food?
Again, Im not trying to antagonize anyone. I just find it difficult to understand how so many can be so critical of Americans exercising their few
remaining rights when you yourselves are in a real world of trouble. Defenseless against the police, defenseless against thugs and criminals, and
completely vulnerable to attacks.
I do know that some are still allowed to own shotguns or hunting rifles in Europe and Australia, but just how difficult is it for an average Joe to
get a firearm?
Thanks in advance for answering these questions, I am genuinely curious to hear how you folks view this subject within your own countries.
[edit on 10/28/08 by BlackOps719]