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Originally posted by Retseh
I understand you being defensive, but you have to understand that while many in the UK hold up the US as an example of what happens when a society has too many guns, we tend to hold up the UK as an example of what happens when you have an unarmed populace.
Originally posted by paraphi
I do wonder what you mean by the UK being an example of what happens when you have an unarmed populace. I am no less "free" or empowered than the average American (or German, come to that). Granted, I cannot shoot someone stealing my plant pots, but then he cannot shoot back - or shoot me before he tries.
Suggesting that Brits are somehow disadvantaged by our state of nakedness is silly because we are not.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Well, off hand, you have orders not to lock your sheds so the theifs dont have to break anything to get what's inside. You have little camps set up to re-train habitual offending teens and adults on how to behave like a civilized individual.
You have parents frantically buying up "stab-proof" clothing and backpacks so their kids can go through a day of school without being stabbed.
Originally posted by Russi
\Here in the Uk this idea of everyone secretly phoning some hot line to snitch on their neighbours about anything from benefit fraud to Illegally downloaded DVDs is getting ridiculous. Every other advert on TV asks us to grass up neighbours for not having their car taxed, not having a TV license, counterfeit goods and even for commiting the henious crime of allowing your partner to stay the night!
Isn't this how Nazi Germany started?\
It isnt. but it is one of the first steps in "changing regime" strategy.
create crisis and turn masses against each other, make them susceptible and inform on their neighbours...
So, be aware and preserve your moral.
if its already goign on, you wont stop it, but you cn sabotage this, every person individually.
Originally posted by djvexd
As for the automatic part of it, it is quite easy to purchase an auto/semi-auto conversion kit for virtually any firearm here in the states.
Assault Weapons Easily Converted to Full-auto?
Not according to LAPD Detective Jimmy Trahin, testifying before the California State Assembly (Feb. 13,1989):
... over 4,000 guns that came into the custody of our unit last year, less than 120 would be classified as this military-type weapon. Of those, only ten or less than ten were actually illegally converted to fully-automatic machine gun stocks. Why? Because these military style assault weapons of today are not easily and readily convertible without extensive knowledge of modifications to the weapon and/or substitution of available parts. (source)
These miliatry style assault weapons of today are not easily and readily convertible without extensive knowledge and modifications to the weapon and/or substitution of available parts.
Now, in my 12 years within the unit, considering the enormous amount of firearms that we have taken into custody, and that's over fifty-thousand, I would say, and these inlcuded ones from the hardcore gangs, and from the drug dealers, our unit has never, ever, had one AK-47 converted, one Ruger Mini-14 converted, an H&K 91, 93 never converted, an AR-180 never converted. So this media blitz of many of these assault weapons, or supposedly military style weapons are being converted to full automatic is not true. (source) (additional source)
the drug lords are importing automatic weapons, including AK-47 assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades.