posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 10:57 AM
People who live in an island dont understand that we have a great flow of firearms into the criminal hands over the Southern border.
The husband and I have spent a lot of time in the UK and when speaking about some of the issues.... gun control ALWAYS comes up... being defensive
never works to help them understand. They have NO concept of what our country is like in reality. They also have no concept of being able to hunt due
their draconian laws that they didnt fight against
They are not under the same armed threat we are daily... and our guns sometimes cancel out the
threat. Ive been to the "bad" parts of London and laughed.. they have NO idea what a "slum" is or what the people in our "slums" are capable of
with their own illegal weapons. We took one of our Welsh guests in 2007 to East St.Louis.... and let him look at the crime stats. he understood. The
slums and bad areas in the UK are by far different as well as the threat. About a year later he was in Austin at a contractors convention and got
held up at a restaurant... the Texans took their own guns out and the threat was canceled out. He understands now that the UK is NOT America even
though we speak a similar English
When we lived in the South West we had guns every time we went out hiking.. those brick walls around the back yards arent for looks. They keep out
large predators from eating you and your children. Our guns deterred the predators if fired and if they get too close they can be the only thing
between you and death. Those from the UK have no concept of this.
Our govt is another reason as several have pointed out.. theyve explained it adequately. Our militias are necessary. Those from tiny countries with
secure borders who's govt isnt messing around have NO concept of that either. We have an outrageous population compared to those small countries and
islands. They dont understand the concept of that either. Its obvious that OP doesnt as he claims he doesnt even have a vehicle. Where I live I am in
the city but I still need a vehicle to even buy groceries.. its a 30 min drive to a regular grocery store.
Basically to argue with a person who speaks loudly but has no real practical experience with how we live or where we live and the person refuses to
add these things into his concept... is useless. He has no concept that our govt isnt insane.. they dont want to disarm us.. if we were at any time
invaded or even with small cells activated, the citizenry would be as valuable of an armed asset to squash it as our armed military and police. In my
area there are a little over 100 citizens per police officer.
Our citizens would firm a miitia in a second and fight along side of the troops if it
From OPs own words he has no real understanding of our rights or what real freedom of speech is. Not his fault.. look what he is living under. The
concept of these things is misunderstood the world over.. educate him. DOnt just bash him because he thinks freedom of speech is saying anything you
want anywhere you want. Hell. I fear even many Americans feel that is what is meant by freedom of speech!