Originally posted by BlackOps719
reply to post by andy1033
Violence isnt native or unique to America. I hear of assualts and knife attacks and all sorts of violence taking place in other countries. These
violent video games that you speak of are sold in all countries as far as I know, and most are produced outside of America as well.
Yes the US has a history of violence, but show me one major country that doesnt.
Hi there Blackops,
I'm an Aussie, and you are right of course, violence is no stranger to all Western countries and nearly all eastern (there is one tiny place that
isn't, up in the Himalayas, but, it is also ture to say our pals the good ole USA has more than their fair share of gun violence.
However, if it is taken on a percentage basis of population, some Aussies might be surprised that we rank up fairly high too, for all sorts of
violence, but, in my opinion, guns just make a violent action too easy and too quick.
Anyone can get a gun license in Oz, as long as you are not a crim, or a looney, however they gauge that?
What is not allowed is fully automatic weapons, no machine guns, no rapid fire pistols or rifles. The "Cockies" (Oz for rural farmers) were annoyed
at having their auto- rifles taken off them, as in times of need when they need to kill a lot of animals, because of drought, it is quicker with an
auto, of course.
But, we should not be so suspicious of our governments, if they do wrong, we can take them to court, of course, I realise in the USA there has been a
steady stream of illegal activities by your government, including assassinations, so I understand your lack of trust.
The only probelm with guns is the people brandishing them, trouble is, they are usually crims in our country anyway.
I miss not having cracker night though, (fireworks) that REALLY gets my goat!
In closing, most people on the planet do not have the wisdom, talent, or insight to have a gun. Frankly, I'd disarm most in the world, particularly
children, but I would allow weapons with one exceptione, gun clubs; join the club, buy a gun there and use it there, where it never leaves, then, to
my mind, you could have any weapon you like, just as long as it doesn't come home with you!
Oh, and I should remind those who are slightly critical of America, that its origin, the right to bear arms, comes from a past in America where
everyone needed to help defend their new country, (then the North against the South) and was an important aspect of America's history and
development. But, these days, the massively over powerful US military more then compensates for defense of the nation, and her buddies, like us
Aussies! (Remember that BlackOps, we are your mates, who fought (rightly or wrongly) alongside you in many wars over the last 100 years, so don't go
buddying up with Indonesia again! (just joking...but ask what the West Papuans think of Indon)