posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 05:38 AM
I'm for guns.
I used to own a handgun until the Dunblane tragedy, and enjoyed many years of shooting before that both in the forces and civvy street.
None of the thousands of fellow gun owners i knew ever did anything like this.
Whether it's guns, knives or whatever else anyone goes on a killing spree with next, it just ends up that in 99.99999999% of the time, the bad guys
end up with the guns and the law abiding enthusiasts like myself get shafted.
I'm not saying i'd agree with laws as relaxed as some parts of other countries, then again i hear other areas have very tight gun controls.
All i know is that most of the gun owners i know and have ever met are the most responsible people in the world.
It's not like people here even buy guns for home or personal defence like in other countries, it's usualy for sporting or practical reasons around
farms and the likes.
I just wish the people who make our laws here would get their heads out of their backsides for five seconds.
I predict that within ten years we'll see a futher ban on air rifles, most shotguns and of course crossbows now that one guy has gone stupid with one
Hopefully this thread won't slip into a US gun law slanging match. The thread is about our gun laws.