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Originally posted by December_Rain
reply to post by newworld
I disagree with everything except that tthe government is not always truthfull. Yes they are not, no government is but that does not give us reason to break the law. Many other countries like Switzerland, England. Greece, Finland, India etc their citizens also don't keep weapons like American citizens in hoardes but it does not mean their government is killling them.
The overhype most of the people creatiing is probably because they are not much educated and still cling to 1600-1800's beleif's forgetting this is 2009 and probably don't grasp how the real world works.
If weapons were all necessary then there was no need for law enformcement agencies in a country. If people could solve their own problems with the guns they would'nt have ever dialed 911.
Anarchy is and never was good for any country and what you are suggesting is anarchy.
Originally posted by injunfeller
England is a police state, as a result of having virtually no armed citizens their crime is through the roof. Last time I went to london they removed all the public trashcans cause the IRA "allegedly" threw a bomb in a trashcan and blew a bunch of people away.
Originally posted by Wembley
I'd say you are very confused. Are you sure it was England you visited?
These days stations use clear plastic bags for bins to prevent bombs being placed in them - but I dont recall an actual attack being carried out by this means.
Police state? Crime through the roof?? Not here. And we're not being over-run by Muslims...nor do we drink warm beer or go around saying "jolly good show."
Beware of simplistic overgeneralisations. Crime patterns are very different in different countries for a complex set of reasons, many of them cultural.