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Originally posted by bismarcksea
Still low on ammo in the Denver area from every source.
Gun store shelves are not what you would call "bare" but they have not been able to keep AKs, ARs and other Mil style weapons in stock.
In this area at least, this article holds true.
Originally posted by riff_raff
"Wonder what is driving law abiding Americans to use their second amendment rights to purchase arms?"
The 2nd amendment is the only thing that guarantees the other 26 amendments. That's why nanny-state liberals despise it so. They see the US Constitution as nothing more than an impediment to their rightful control of US citizens lives.
As for lawful purchasers of handguns being "crazy", just the opposite is true. An individual with a history of mental illness cannot legally purchase a firearm. This is obviously the reason why no liberals purchase firearms.
Originally posted by RuledBySecrecy
oh my word. i don't get it, are all americans born retarded as a result of centuries of inbreeding?
more people die every day in america from gun crime than do in britain over the course of an entire year (don't make me source it, cba) and the main noticable difference (apart from the size)??? one country has guns as being legal the other bans them.
and i thought, you say that you have your guns to defend yourselves from criminals who may be armed. ok then well, what if the criminal doesnt have a gun because it wasnt as easy to get hold of one. making accquiring a gun more difficult would have some impact surely.
sure it will still be possible as it is in both britain and the US to get a gun but wouldnt the number of law abiding americans going around shooting each other decrease? saving lives? surely a good thing right?
or what do i know. you guys go ahead and shoot the crap outta each other.
Originally posted by projectvxn
reply to post by NatureBoy
This comment is typical of non-Americans who are used to having their respective governments do everything for them including wiping their butts.
We can fight back if our government starts putting the clamp down. Can you say the same?
Originally posted by zvezdar
One thing the US members of ATS might notice is that the vast majority of anti-gun posts from non-US residents are motivated by a fear and ignorance of guns. In many countries (and i'll use Australia as an example, since its where i live) then general population is terrified of guns and most people have never held nor fired a weapon.
A large part of this is an assumption from most non-US residents that it is the liberal US gun laws that are the cause of gun crime and violence. This is because it is one of the lines heavily peddled by other governments to convince people to give up their weapons (and it has been highly successful in many countries, esp Australia). I think anyone who has looked into the matter understands that legal gun ownership in the US has little bearing on crime rates, however most people are too lazy to check it out for themselves.
IMO US gun ownership is absolutely necessary given the governments you guys have been subjected to, its the only thing stopping full blown socialism!
The fact that gun and ammo sales have gone through the roof recently tells me that there are a great many clear thinking US citizens because I think many of yu realise the next few years are gonna be a rough ride.
I think most Australians would be shocked at how easy it actually is to obtain illegal high powered and even automatic weapons (and this has been the case for at least the last 30 years).
I grew up with legal weapons in the house, which were used for farming purposes, and so guns to me are a very useful tool and not the cause of violent crime.
Its actually quite easy to obtain a gun license and legal weapons in Australia, just the general population has been convinced that gun ownership has been effectively outlawed by government misinformation.
Oh and we cant get some of the great stuff the US can get (ie the discovery here of a 50 cal rifle during a police raid made the front page as such calibre weapons are unheard of).
Originally posted by pill
Think of the number not accounted for from person to person deals
Originally posted by andy1033
Thats just over the top isn't it. The military industrial complex must be happy, lol.
How many of those gun owners would actually use those things in real life situations, like katrina. We saw in katrina people will do nothing to the ptb, and the government can just take there weapons.
If you guys have brought all those things, and have no real world expectation of ever using them, why did you buy all those guns?