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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Reply to post by glome
Were you in a cave for 8 years? Didn't see any patriot act outcry? No war protests?
Those complaints were far more common then than they are now and Obama just renewed the damn thing last week.
Anyone who's pissed has been pissed since the New Deal or earlier. I've been pissed since the whiskey rebellion. Everyone else is just playing politics.
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Originally posted by andy1033
I agree no one should have guns, but in london, its the people you should be afriad off, that have them.
Originally posted by questcequecest
i am sick to death of you people saying this... who gives two #s, u hang onto this constitution thing and forget everything else
if u didnt have guns youd be better off.
Originally posted by atlasastro
People like you make me laugh OP, seriously.
Originally posted by glome
There are tons of guns in America and I didn't see any government fear of taking over your liberties during the Bush administration.
Originally posted by Misterlondon
Why do you want or need to have a gun? To protect your freedoms I hear alot... But you are already free...
To protect our property... But you live in one of the most developed nations on earth,
I think they should be banned,
Originally posted by miconATSrender
The race card people are sick in the FN head.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
Sorry Mike, but your wrong on this one.
Americans like their guns because of the sick addiction to watching someone die/suffer.. that or they like the testosterone flowing when they know they could end someone’s life, if.... they..... wanted....... too!
These school kids shooting up other kids in the playground, their parents should be put on trial too.
edit on 19-1-2011 by Agit8dChop because: (no reason given)
At the end of the buyback (31 Aug 98), Australia had paid $320M (Australian) for 643,726 firearms—only about 1/3 of the 1.5 million authorities expected to collect of their estimated 3.5 million total stock of firearms (which was only a small part of the actual stock). Don't forget the additional administrative costs of running the program. There were also some reported irregularities—like officials being cooperative in identifying firearms as prohibited ones when they weren't, and police departments selling their old firearms even multiple times.
In 2002 -- five years after enacting its gun ban -- the Australian Bureau of Criminology acknowledged there is no correlation between gun control and the use of firearms in violent crime. In fact, the percent of murders committed with a firearm was the highest it had ever been in 2006 (16.3 percent), says the D.C. Examiner.
Even Australia's Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research acknowledges that the gun ban had no significant impact on the amount of gun-involved crime:
In 2006, assault rose 49.2 percent and robbery 6.2 percent.
Sexual assault -- Australia's equivalent term for rape -- increased 29.9 percent.
Overall, Australia's violent crime rate rose 42.2 percent.
People own guns because they're fearful racists