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Originally posted by mwc273
There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations. These are the people who think that we’d be more civilized if all guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for a [armed] mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger’s potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat – it has no validity when most of a mugger’s potential marks are armed.
When I carry a gun, I don’t do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I’m looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don’t carry it because I’m afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn’t limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation… and that’s why carrying a gun is a civilized act.
Originally posted by Pointofview
Taken from an online article on a Norwegian news source, (2007):
5,6 murders per 100 000 citizens in U.S.A.
0.81 murders per 100 000 citizens in Norway.
In Norway, having a firearm for anything but sports or hunting is illegal unless you are in the army. Norwegian police does not bear firearms either. It's illegal to carry guns in public.
Originally posted by mwc273
Any law which prohibits or limits a citizen's possession of firearms of military utility or their proper furnishings, provides an open window through which a corrupt government will crawl to steal away the remainder of our firearms and our liberties. Any law which prohibits or limits a citizen's possession of firearms of military utility or their proper furnishings, being directly contrary to the letter and spirit of the Second Amendment, is inimical to the Constitution, to the United States of America, and to its citizens.
Originally posted by TimBrummer
You are correct about attitude, if the US did like Switzerland and enforced immigration laws, deported illegal aliens, and treated drug abuse as a medical condition rather than criminal violation, we would have a much lower firearm homicide rate of around .58 like Switzerland does. You could blame both parties for increasing the gun death rate by not doing the above. I think Ron Paul is about the only US politician who wants to do all of the above, rather than just part or none of it.
edit on 16-1-2011 by TimBrummer because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
reply to post by Rocky Black
Im in the center of the state.
You do need a drivers license or state ID to show that you are a resident. You do get the handgun that day. Fill out the form, 30 second phone call for the background check and you leave with the gun.
NH has a funny background check system. The state instituted it's own system to get around some of that Clinton AWB crap back in the day. Now that the AWB is gone the states system is redundant and a waste. You call the state then the state checks with the fed. Rather than just you calling the fed.