It seems that if something happens in the US...say, a mass killing spree - that UK members of the site are not allowed to comment on such issues
without being bombarded with insults...we UK punters should stop contributing to such discussions, because, unless you live in the US you've no right
to an opinion. We could say the same for other issues, like no US citizen has the right to comment on the issue covered by this thread, seeing as it
regards british laws and free speech...right? US patrons shouldn't have an opinion on hillsborough, either...if I'm not entitled to contribute to
threads regarding shooting in the US...
Such arrogance...UK gun laws don't matter since we're not running about doing these things at such an alarming rate, UK gun laws can be called into
question when UK citizens start shooting up shopping centres and schools at an alarming frequency. US gun enthusiasts ought to direct their anger
where it's deserved - direct it at those irresponsible idiots who can't be trusted to own a gun, instead of having a go at anyone who isn't from the
US stating an opinion. It's the moron that can't be trusted to own a gun that is calling into question YOUR right to bear arms. All we can do is state
an opinion...isn't that free speech? So US citizens feel they have the right to sensor or deny me the right to free speech? In your dreams, pal.
Apparently my opinion regarding gun ownership isn't my own, it's the collective opinion of the entire UK, a product of brainwashing...no, it's just
what I think - sorry to lay it on the line like that but it is what it is. I don't think my location or nationality matter much, especially when you
consider the notion that there are actually US citizens...who live in the US...also opposed to such liberal gun ownership laws, it's not all UK
citizens who think it needs tighter regulation, so what say you to that?
The guy in the OP video is clearly having problems in life...I don't think he's right to say what he says, but when people like Abu Hamza can stand in
finsbury park and publicly address a whole group of people, spouting hatred without being arrested then why not this guy?
It annoys me, to be honest...it also annoys me when so-called holocaust deniers are arrested for harbouring such idiotic opinions...who cares what
they think? Just because someone thinks something doesn't necessarily make it so.
Still..glad hate speech directed at UK patrons is protected by free speech on ATS...a growing trend.
You also have to worry about the state of mind of someone who feels they need to own a gun because...some guys will bust down their door, tie them all
up and rape his wife and daughter in front of him...talk about paranoia. This could happen anywhere, to anyone, at any time...unless, of course, said
intended victim is armed to the teeth...which leads me to assume you're constantly on your toes just waiting on such a thing to happen.
Do you strut about your house with your gun loaded and ready to use on the off-chance this very incident is about to happen? You don't own a gun
through fear, though...right? Paranoia gone insane if you ask me, I get the impression you sit behgind your door, armed...poised, just waiting for the
bad guys...I don't. UK ain't exactly the safest place on earth but I'm glad I don't live in such fear.
edit on 30-12-2012 by samerulesapply