Originally posted by IgnoranceIsntBlisss
"From the wide scale banning of guns, to football hooligan riots, to EU dictatorial subservience, to the UK surveillance panopticon, its
I met some people from France and they said that in much of the EU guns are forbidden. Even family heirloom non-firing collectors guns were mandatory
turn-ins in the one video I watched.
WOW! here we go again! I'm often asking myself WHY our American friends are soo indoctrinated and brainwashed into believing and think that "Guns"
are banned & totally forbidden in Europe. Who is telling you all this rubbish and propaganda?
Well You must have met some people who really didn't know what they were talking about or didn't had the correct information then.
"Guns" are not banned or forbidden here, but pistols and revolvers requires licences which can be hard to get if this is your first licence! and if
you want a pistol as your FIRST GUN!
The modus operandi is that people usually FIRST get their first licence for hunting rifles and shotguns which they can get more easily - after that if
you behave and have a clean record, it's often not a problem to get an additional licence for a handgun or additional licences for other/additional
powerful rifles as well! - but you'll need to keep all weapons safe and protected in a Security Gun Cabinet at home.
Of course we can't be compared with the USA regarding gun laws, and we don't have the nice free and liberal gun laws as you have - but to say that
"guns" are totally forbidden here is not entirly correct!
Regulated and require licences, yes! - forbidden, NO!
Free unlicenced guns are not allowed, that disappeared long time ago!
But licenced guns are allowed! SO FAR!
Well! as in the USA there are "talks" here in many countries to implement even stricter gun laws, but all the hunters and hobby-shooters are
strongly against it - heck! even many of our politicians and Kings are vivid gun collectors and hunters.
Even family heirloom non-firing collectors guns were mandatory turn-ins in the one video I watched.
What a heck! which country was this?
Our family's heirloom rifles and pistols are legally hanging on my father's and uncle's walls - they don't even require licences now because they
are soo old!
Well I just wrote about exactly the same regarding all this European gun crap talk in two posts in a thread here, please read!:
I now strongly suspect that your "Gun Lobby" is scaring your people with exaggerated propaganda and are using exaggerated examples from Europe, that
is taken out of context or/and maybe even manipulated and spun in some way to drive their "Gun Lobby" agenda in politics for the people?
[edit on 13-11-2009 by Chevalerous]