Originally posted by thehoneycomb
reply to post by Freeborn
The UK funded Hitler.
To that is to be way to general, in being that general, the same could be said fort he US.
Hell, we are not surprised. UK owns half of the globe or more, maybe even 75% or more and none of those citizens are allowed to have fire arms.
You are utterly ignorant of the facts. The UK doe not "own" %50 -%75 of the globe. There are Commonwealth countries, such as Canada, but we are not
"owned" by the UK, and as many have said before in this thread, people can have guns, there are just restrictions on what kind of guns, who can own
them, and what they can do with them (open carry, conceal carry, wander around the street with no real purpose, discharge within city limits, etc.)
I Canada, we can own long guns, if you pass a course and your applications for a Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) approved. (rarely are they
not approved, and then usually with good reason) I am currently taking my Restricted Firearms course (kind of a home study thing for me when I have
the time) and will be applying for a restricted (PAL) Possession and acquisition license for them. as it stands, it is very likely (no reason to be
refused to my knowledge) I will get it. I just will not be able to carry it around with me, I will need to a member of a gun club, range, or wildlife
association, and will need to apply for a transport license for my guns (restricted weapons only, handguns and such).
The transport license can be a blanket license from my residence to the range(s) for a 5 year period. I have no problem with this, as it is a way of
making sure that only the people who use their handguns or restricted weapons for work (protecting us) can be legally on the street with them, the
thug caught with a gun, even if he legally owns the restricted handgun, if nothing else can be charged with not obeying this law, even if they have
not committed a crime other than the unlawful transporting of a restricted firearm. You can apply for the authority to carry in certain circumstances
outside of being a cop or armed guard, if you work in the the northern areas (for exploration and research) where wildlife can be a threat, rather
than expecting everyone to carry long guns, you can apply and get a permit to carry, allowing you to open carry a sidearm, for self protection from
wildlife. The reality in Canada is, you have a better chance of being attacked by wildlife in these circumstances than by some thug with a gun.
Ultimately, in the "UK Owned countries" as you so nicely put it, you can own firearms, but there are restrictions, and most in those countries have
no problem with that, in general, we are not gun crazy, or insecure to the point that we feel a need to be armed at all times to feel anything that
resembles being safe or in control.
This is why we jumped the pond and why the cowards still dwell in the UK.
I am sure there would be some that have no issue with this, but I am sure you are referring to your ancestors, or should I be asking when you hopped
across the pond?