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Originally posted by centurion1211
reply to post by GenRadek
OK. Time to post the map again. This is the map that shows that most mass shootings occur in the so-called gun free zones. Thinking people of course realize that "gun free zone" means that only legal, law abiding citizens do not have guns there. Another and better description of such places would be "target rich environment".
Originally posted by TheOracle
Now it doesn't matter that the police is here for protection and that meat can be found in the supermarket, americans use guns for fun (at shooting range) and most worryingly as a "status" symbol and confidence booster.
When too many people have this fear/hate and too many available guns, then gun criminality rises sky high, violence only brings more violence. People buy more weapons and criminals get more of those guns, from the unrest brought after each shooting on the news.
And just the idea of a automatic firearm ban gets people rushing for guns and ammo. No matter how much rationale is put forward, americans will never give up their firearms and we should leave it as it is and let the problem fix itself.
Originally posted by MrAnonUK
And please, no our 'constitution' this, our 'constitution' that, doesn't change anything but show a nations inability to progress past popular interests for the greater good of man. It shows adherence to popular draconian writings, many of which need great revision, but many a man cannot, or will not, acknowledge that in the United States an almost ancient document is no longer suitable for a progressive mankind.
Originally posted by Verd_Vhett
Every time that our constitutional rights are challenged it is an affront to the men who fought for those very rights during the Revolutionary war. Americans today have no idea of the Difficulty that faced the colonial army. Our own soldiers today I doubt can Appreciate the misfortune that they faced. Disease, was rampant, many Starved, supplies of clothing where lacking many solders faced the winter with out proper clothing such as shoes or jackets. Yet still they fought and Died because they believed in freedom.
Any American who stands against the rights given to us in the constitution is insulting not only these, but every man and woman who as ever taken the oath to protect and defend the constitution! Not only that but you insult every Freedom loving American, and if you wish to live in total government control, please give up your rights and leave there are plenty of countries that will suite your desires!
If we allow the government to take our right to bare arms what is next? our freedom of speech, Or freedom of religion, perhaps our right to a fair trial,I will give up my right to bare arms when woman give up the right to vote! If we give the government an inch they will take a Mile and we will find ourselves slaves to the government!
[edit on 4/9/2009 by Verd_Vhett]
Originally posted by benoni
South Africa has not banned gun ownership, thats why its number 2!!