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Originally posted by SprocketUK
reply to post by Logarock
I live in England and as long as you know the right person and have the cash, a gun is easy to get.
Trouble is, getting hold of a clean one costs a lot more, but if you feel like you need one in a hurry, it probably won't matter to you.
Originally posted by Honor93
reply to post by SpearMint
why are you conveniently forgetting that guns also SAVE ppl and more often than not.
how many cars do that ?
and alcohol ?? yeah, sure, right.
Originally posted by KingIcarus
...For me - and this won't be popular on here - socialised healthcare is the best way to make America safer, but keep the guns. Crazy people would be better cared for, poor people would worry less about their health needs and expenses and commit less violent gun crime. I suspect poverty is a big trigger in mental illness too, actually, but I couldn't back that up.
Of course, this wouldn't solve things entirely, but I do think it'd improve matters.
*opens can of worms*
Originally posted by Merriman Weir
America needs to ask itself why Switzerland, who is similarly armed to the teeth, doesn't have the problems America has.
Originally posted by tdk84
I dont think you can compare USA with the UK and commonwealth counties. You got to remember how young the USA is.
For example the UK started restriction on guns and crossbows in the 1500's and has evolved ever since. That's a 100 years before USA was even a country.
It will take time.
*edit* sorry closer to 300 years before?edit on 17-12-2012 by tdk84 because: (no reason given)
Britain's violent crime record is worse than any other country in the European union, it has been revealed. Official crime figures show the UK also has a worse rate for all types of violence than the U.S. and even South Africa - widely considered one of the world's most dangerous countries.
بہتر ہے جھٹولا امریکی
Originally posted by SisyphusRide
reply to post by sparky31
that's pretty funny coming from a tiny island nation in which the sun used to never set on their empire... Americans mentality with gun ownership is directly related to freedom and a militia which stands in defense of states rights. In fact militias have been on the largest increase this nation has ever experienced in just the last 4 years.
yes the sun is setting on the remaining 45 million inhabitants of some tiny island who think they are the world... even UK's own government can not stop what lays in your future. There are nearly 360 million inhabitants of all nationalities which call themselves Americans, Brits only count their nationals in their head count, even if they don't live on the island haha.
I hope you'all like speaking Urdu that's all I have to say...edit on 17-12-2012 by SisyphusRide because: (no reason given)