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Originally posted by MrSpad
America has always had a small group of people preparing for and declaring the end of America or the world etc. They buy a lot of guns and prepare. They are mostly harmless and die of old age. Americans love guns, and yes I am completely aware that most crimminal get their guns by stealing them from legit owners but, that cat is long out of the bag.
Originally posted by zatara
Originally posted by SpaDe_
Well for most I think it is their answer to protecting their family in a just in case scenario. Many areas have seen random home invasions, and an increase in crime. I live in an area that usually has little to no crime at all, and just in the past year alone I have had 4 different people within a couple miles of me have their houses broken into.
Why do you think there is this increase of crime in your neigbourhood? Has it to do with financial crisis, were many people laid off from work? Is the police on top of things?
Originally posted by saltdog
Actually guns are stolen from law abiding citizens, but far more are from the black market..the american weapons made are a lot more expensive to get, so most illegal weapons are from countries like China, Chech republic, Russia, Huangarian...those are mainly a variation of the AK47 or AK74..there are far more foreign weapons in the hands of criminals. The ammo is half the price for them as it is for a caliber of the same type of American made weapons, because they use cheaper metal for casings and over all the weapons and ammo are cheaply made and nowhere near as accurate as an American made weapon.
These are all facts and can be found on the internet..people might wanna go do some research before just guessing on what they think they know.edit on 24-1-2012 by saltdog because: spellingedit on 24-1-2012 by saltdog because: spelling