In my country you need no weapon to feel secure. We have virtually no gangs. Robbery with automatic guns are extremly rare, we very very
see massacres with assault weapons. No AK's, Uzis (etc., dunno how they are called).
Shootings between police and criminals are even more rare, can't remember a single one (though there probably were, but I'm not aware of such a
case, although I follow the news in TV and papers.
Drive-by's we only see in TV. American TV, of course
My country? Germany. So, we have also lived through what you are just facing (hijacked country starting silly wars).
Furthermore I must say I am shocked that many ATS'ler have avatars with themselves posing with their big guns in army uniform
Something like this would NEVER be imaginable in my country (maybe only in gun forums and the like).
So much violence is really sad, and unnecessary. It only creates more violence. It's like going into Iraq,
killing innocent Iraqis
, and then wondering why the terrorists over there find
more and more acceptance and the violence backspreads (sp?). It's a doom loop.
And before somebody now says "that's not our people, it's our gov't", I must say that you
vote them into office. If nearly 45-50% are
going to vote McCain, a war-mongerer who sings "bomb bomb Iran", threatening Russia etc., then YOU are indeed responsible for that! (at least the
I know, we in Germany also have elected Hitler as far as I know, and he had a huge support. People were brainwashed. Well, and so are you these
One more thing: If I would have to fear living here without a gun and see no chance of betterment with extremely silly organizations like the NRA
supporting this BS, I would move!
[edit on 28.10.2008 by SiONiX]