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Originally posted by richierich
I am not proposing that all Brits carry guns...it has been too long that your weapons have been gone...but if most people were armed, rampages would stop faster because the people would use force to protect each other. Guns are NOT the issue, just like hammers and knives are not an issue, it is the people who abuse a tool that are at fault.
Originally posted by Muppetus Galacticus
If he's already pointing the gun at you, I seriously doubt you'll have a chance to defend yourself whatever you're carrying, IMO.
Originally posted by Peruvianmonk
I severly doubt this could have been stopped by any law.
Originally posted by Freeborn
reply to post by blupblup
With all due respect I don't think now is the time for that discussion, all though it is ceratinly necessary.
Emotions are high and people may not be at their most reasoned.
Edit to add.
Oops, wasn't meant to reply to you blup but the guy who you replied to.
[edit on 2/6/10 by Freeborn]
Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
Believe it or not, people are actually capable of using common sense. And when the general citizenry is armed, there is no need to be 'out on the streets' hunting criminals. There is also no need to hide in your homes while a single gunman is allowed to terrorize entire suburbs. Fine for the police to issue a caution and advise not to approach this man, not fine to be hiding under your beds with nothing but hope that the police will protect you.