posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 03:02 PM
I'm another British person who supports an out right ban on guns, its the only way for a sensible society to exist.
I live in a fairly nice massive working class estate in the affluent south east, lots of the people i grew up with are criminals and i know many, many
screwed up people We don't have any real gangs and gun crime is unheard off. I fear that if all the people i know had access to guns the petty
fights which occasionaly leave my friends with black eyes or maybe a scar would leave fatherless children and childless mothers.
I could ask people i know to get me a car radio or a stolen laptop and they would, i could get any kind of drug i've heard of in almost any quantity,
i could buy fake twenty pound notes or tax free red diesel - but i couldn't get a gun.
(note to police, i don't do these things hence why im using an old IBM T21)
How many americans can say this? the simple fact is because there is no legal gun market there is a very limited black market.
We don't want the bloods and the crips in england, america can keep the thug life -i don't want to live in a war zone.
I don't want criminals to assume i'm packing heat the second they see me and plug me with lead, if someone breaks into my house now the odds of me
dieing are very slim, i'm an ok fighter but i doubt i would mess around if the guy looked serious -he doesn't have much to steal, i have insurance
and all my money is in the bank.
What are mear items compared to my health, my life? what is a toaster worth when i'm dead? I don't want to live in a world where some thug knows
that while he's breaking into a house some jackass with a magnum could stumble down the stairs at any moment hence he must shoot first to survive,
worry about everything else later -shoot or die. Then when my old grandma opens that door BOOM.
In england criminals know they don't need a gun, they also know they'll get in loads of trouble if they get caught with one so they don't bring
one, most don't even own one.
Yeah maybe some nut will manage to break into my secure house and threaten my family and i'll wish i had a gun, but then i'll pick up some form of
bat and do my best, or he'll shoot us all. However the odds of that are very, very slim - even slimmer that he'll have a gun while the odds if
everyone had guns and every criminal was in a shoot or die world that i would be killed are far far higher.
More guns = more gun deaths, simple as.