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Originally posted by pavil
reply to post by CRB86
I must have met some good Brit and Irish groups on the way to the World Cup when I was traveling in Europe, we had a blast on the train getting drunk!! Everybody was very cool! Though I did see some idiot German guys later in my trip.
Originally posted by noangels
reply to post by SLAYER69
You can defend against hammers or knife attacks,or even run away
You cant outrun a bullet!
All it takes is a pussy with a gun from a distance you cant close quickly and your dead.
I am glad we cant get them easily over here,if we did there would be plenty big shootings from work places to schools
Originally posted by Laurauk
reply to post by CRB86
Maybe so, But at least Scots fans are one of the best behaved in the world compared to english, fans who have a very bad reputation off violence. Shall we start a pissing contest?
If you want to go there.
[edit on 5-7-2009 by Laurauk]
Originally posted by Lurch
I always hear American's saying that if some criminal tries to break into their house they'd be able to defend themselves better with a gun than without. This justifies owning guns apparently. My question is: how often does the average American have to use their gun in self defence? Once a lifetime? Never?
Do American's really think that the only thing stopping them from being raped and robbed in their own home is the gun hidden under their pillow? That mindset seems paranoid and delusional to me.
Fact is, most places in the States are peaceful and the chances of being burgled or suffering from violent crime are exremely low, with or without a gun.
And even if an intruder was to break in, surely you'd be more likely to be shot by the criminal than the other way round?
Seems to me that this "guns allow you to defend yourself" thing is a myth. Anyone got any statistics of how many American's have ever used their gun to successfully "defend" themselves? I'd imagine it would be very low.
The "guns allow us to defend ourselves from our government" thing is a complete joke too. You think the United States government with all the destructive, modern weaponary at it's disposal would have any trouble winning a war against a couple of million hicks with handguns? Give me a break.
Fact is, unless you are one of the 2% of American's who live "in da hood", there is no point in you owning a gun. You do not need it and guns do more harm than good.