reply to post by James1982
First of all, I'd like to re-iterate - I fail to see what two swimmers who posed with guns in California, posted those photo's on Facebook and were
then punished by the Australian Olympic Committee for doing so has got to do with UK gun control laws.
Depends on what kind of gun control they support. As I said, it's your responsibility to defend yourself and your family to the extreme.
It is my responsibility to do so whilst remaining within the law.
Now the simple FACT is that very, very few criminals go about their business here in the UK armed with anything more than just enough to do whatever
it is they intend to do - the vast majority of criminals would never carry a gun and to be caught doing so would result in a relatively long stretch
People who wish to legitamately own guns are more than entitled to do so as long as certain security criteria are met.
The UK people are more than happy with this arrangement.
It has limited the amount of guns in circulation - the vast majority of Brits have never seen a gun and have no desire to do so - and that includes
Believe it or not certain sections of UK society are exceptionally violent and we know that if guns were more readily available then they would be
used, resulting in more gun related crimes and deaths.
A background check before purchase to stop violent felons from buying a gun is the ONLY form of gun control I support.
Then how come every two bit, crack head, wannabe, gangster, criminal in the USA has a gun?
Not exactly working is it?
But that is by the by - I don't care what you do in the USA - it's your country do as you see fit - exactly the same as this is my country and we
will do as we see fit - it has nothing to do with cowardice etc and everything to do with a different opinion and approach.
There is simply a different culture towards guns here and the fact that you fail to recognise or understand that speaks a damn sight more about you
than it does anything else.
ANYTHING past that is the realm of cowards.
You seem to use that word with the impunity and arrogance of someone with the false confidence gained by carrying a gun.
As far as Brit bashing goes, I didn't participate in any, nor do I have any desire to, so I can't really comment on that.
I didn't say you had - I said some people in this thread had - read what I said not what you think I said.
The stuff about China and other parts of my post that don't make any sense to you, it wasn't directed at you, it was directed at FractalChaos.
Ok - then why rattle on about it in a
reply to post by Freeborn
You say I'm turning this thread into a thread about gun control and not being relevant to the thread. I disagree completely, it's totally relevant
to discuss the opinions and laws about guns when the incident this thread is about is solely about guns.
So if anything it would be to do with US and Australian gun control laws and nothing whatsoever to do with the UK or even those liberal Europeans.
You say you don't want the UK's gun control relaxed, why?
I refer The Honourable Gentleman to the answer I gave earlier.
Relaxing the laws won't cause criminals to carry guns, they are already doing that.
Yes it will and no they aren't - well, not many of them.
...... I guess fearful sounds less offensive.
Quite full of yourself aren't you - pretty easy with a gun at your side and from behind a keyboard - but then again maybe that's one of the key
differences between us - and you just won't ever get that will you?
......then explain to me a reason for being anti-gun that doesn't revolve around quaking in your boots at the thought of law-abiding citizens being
Listen pal, I've done and seen things that would have had you crapping in your pants and going running home crying to Mammy - seems to me like the
sole reason for your gun advocation is to enable you to legally carry a penis extension.
I'm not forcing my opinions on your country. The people of your country should decide your gun laws.
We have done so - what's your problem?
This is the UK not USA and we do as WE see fit not how YOU see fit - get it?
But the thing is, I know for a fact there are many Brits,.....that wish they had the right to own guns as we do in America. My participation is many
Gun forums on the web with members from such countries saying as much is proof of that. So I am speaking on behalf of your own citizenry.....
Yes, a few do - there's lot's of laws I don't agree with that I have to abide by - that's life.
Can't these people speak for themselves?