posted on Jul, 24 2011 @ 10:21 AM
reply to post by Misterlondon
I think you have a warped view on U.S. American gun ownership, can't say I blame you if most of your information about it comes from ATS.
Banks do NOT give out handguns. THAT would be highly illegal. Not many people "open carry," or even own a gun for that matter. The only "supermarket"
that carries guns would be Wal-mart, and those are usually hunting shotguns and rifles.
Gun ownership is something fairly unique to U.S. America, we value that right. Given the expanse of this country, guns are a NECESSITY so far as
hunting goes. You would be surprised how many people feed themselves using rifles and shotguns. I've got more respect for the man who can put down a
deer, gut and skin them and feed his/her family than I do for the guy or girl talking down the 2nd amendment that thinks they are so much better
buying their meat from a store.
It is also a right bred out of our fight for independence. You can thank your own nation for that. The Brits disarmed the local populace while
looting, pillaging and generally being butt holes during the 18th century. After our hard-fought independence was gained, we made it a point to make
sure that average Joe has the ABILITY to defend himself against anyone that is part of a military occupation.
The original concept was that if the civilian populace is able to maintain their own militias they would never be subjugated again. Given the
technological advancements of the present, this is not a possibility, but it does give the civilian populace the means to avoid any hostile occupation
of our land.
Jerk-offs will go nuts as they always do, and while I agree that firearms add an invaluable tool to a homicidal maniac's arsenal, it is not reason
enough to ban them outright. Living in fear is no way to live at all which is why we value the end of the anthem so much, "Home of the
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