Originally posted by rockoperawriter
there the million dollar fine for speaking out against the carbon tax there. if your citizens were armed they would be less likely to acquiesce to
those fines. you kind of traded your opinions for carbon taxes.
lol, well actual fines issued are more to the tune of thousands. Even though I think it's pretty stupid all that carbon tax stuff, people shouldn't
be allowed to sway public opinion using false information. It's a check on BS-ing basically.
If I were a totalitarian leader in the US I would:
1. Do what Split said in relation to drugs. great stuff!
2. Sink a whole lot of money into creating opportunity (education, retraining etc). The bad guys (some at least), given the right conditions,
wouldn't need to carry on like they are now. But some people will always remain iffy, so we can't help them really.
3. Free basic level of health, across the board. That isn't socialism, that's just caring!
4. Sink a LOT of money into decent public housing. Get these guys (and girls) off the street. When people have more to protect, they will (or
should) be inclined to protect it, which means making life choices that doesn't put what they have at risk...Choices like not running around with guns
shooting people for stupid reasons.
oh and 5. Increase the Min. wage... very important!
All sounds rather fanciful doesn't it? Socialist? Well I don't care what you call it.
It is my opinion that those would put a much bigger dent into gun related crime than any restrictions. And your country is probably only one of the
few that could afford it (well, maybe not now, but the bad times will pass).
Bandaids (restrictions) always come off in the shower, but I wonder, if those fantastic ideas were implemented and had positive results, would you
guys feel less inclined to worry about your safety? I would imagine there would be a real possibility of that.
You'd also have a nation of smart healthy people with nice places to live. Sounds good no?
It won't stop every gun crime, but the people who resort to crime for reasons of subsistence would have a different focus, and some hope.
And don't get me wrong.. there's a LOT! to be done in my own country too.
So thats my attempt at compromise. You guys can keep your guns, at the range, in the wild, and ideally, not feel the need (as much) to take one with
you everywhere you go. But you'll have to pay for it, pay a lot for it.
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