posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 12:10 PM
Well to put two cents in from a Cannuck......
We're just like you Americans. We can legally own any gun we want. There's a process involved in buying a gun, and you can't go to walmart to get
one, you need to go to a gun/hunting/sporting store. On average we have the same amount of guns per person as the Americans, according to the
Yet, strangely, the total country wide gun death total would be smaller than, ohh, any american city you choose to pick.
The guns aren't the problem. gun regulation would help, but not stop crime. The fact is, most gun crimes are committed with stolen guns. Guns
stolen from nice white folks like you trying to protect their family. The stats speak for themselves, own a gun, more likely to be shot, or to shoot
a family member.
The gun culture is the problem in my opinion, people willing to go grab a gun over a parking spot, the violence on american streets, THAT'S the
problem. Until you can find an outlet other than violence, you will keep killing each other.
gun owners aren't automatically racist. The fact remains, who do YOU think you are protecting yourself from, if you are honest, you know their skin
tone is a little off from yours. But how can you blame anyone, the media has created this problem.
A simple question I like to pose to gun happy Americans.
So you want a gun to protect yourself, you intend to purchase it legally, and will not be committing crimes with it. Why would it be a bad thing to
have that recorded somewhere? Why? Because the communists rounded people up with guns first? You would still have the gun friend, and no matter who
you think you are, when the police state comes banging at your door, you are outgunned, period.
They also toyed with the idea of instead of a gun database, just digitally tag the bullets. Ignoring the ability to repack your own shells, this
kinda makes sense. They have no list of what guns you have, but they can trace the bullet back to your credit card. Again, if you don't intend to
commit a crime, what's the problem with that?
I guess I'm a pacifist, i don't think anyone outside of the military needs an assault weapon. And those who really want one shouldn't have a
problem joining a club that keeps a record of such. Rifles, pistols, shotguns galore, but really, why do you need an AK47? honestly. If you are
that worried that the second the government knows you have a gun they are gonna come for you, you'd best lock and load and start the revolution
because you've already lost.