posted on Jan, 23 2009 @ 07:16 AM
reply to post by 44soulslayer
Indeed most british people do agree with me, we've seen first hand that gun control works.
Ignoring the fact that one idiot kid managed to get a gun (he was i believe looking after it for a bigger criminal who didn't want it near him
because of the added prison time he would get if raided) and it caused a massive shock which still echos though our national press all this time later
-that's because events like that are rare, i doubt a story like that would have even made NY local news would it?
Guns are very rare in this country now, i admit that i know someone who apparently buried one in some woods 'just in case' but despite the fact i
know lots of criminals i don't know where i would buy a gun from -although i do know someone that used to sell unreg handguns back in the 80's but
he knocked it on the head and only sells puff now.
I suspect if you were to go and buy some drugs today the person you brought them off would own a gun? so would everyone up the supply chain - this
isn't the case in england, yeah the guys at the top of the ladder have guns but i've known people moving tens of kilos who would never touch a
firearm -simple reason being if you're in court looking at seven to ten for the dope you don't want to add another ten to twelve on for a gun
you've never used.
I do agree that while drug dealers exist guns will exist in the crime world, because a drug dealer can't turn to the police for help, they often have
large sums of cash and large piles of drugs so they are a huge target for armed robbery - The simple answer is to legalize drugs - not only does it
save us massive amounts of money we can't afford on policing but it takes the money away from evil drug gangs and most often than not puts it into
the coffers of your local garden center, coffee shop or chemical lab.
If the world is ever going to be a nice place to live we need to more forward into a modern civilization, guns and prohibition are out dated and
counter productive to creating a nice place to live.