I am 100% pro gun ownership. Even more so than most gun owning Americans. I think anyone who wants a gun, should have as many as they want, and any
kind they want. Auto, semi-auto, assault rifles, et al.
I also believe however, that no one should be able to possess a gun or ammunition until they have completed a full accredited course on gun safety,
handling, cleaning, history, marksmanship, and constitutional education. They should also have to watch videos that show what a gun is capable of.
Similar to what we used to have to watch in drivers ed.
Once you are accredited at 18, you can own, carry, and buy firearms. But if you commit any kind of crime with one, whether you shot someone or not.
You go to prison. Period. If you unholster your firearm in public without just cause. Even if you're kidding around. You go to prison. Zero tolerance
for gun crimes.
Having said that, most Americans hold on to their guns like a baby blanket. It makes them feel safe and free, though they are neither. Our guns are a
much better deterrent against foreign invasion, and criminal violence, than they are against a tyrannical government. And they hold "tptb" back from
The U.S. government knows full well there will be no confrontation between the people and government forces. The people are too divided, comfortable,
and frightened. We don't have the backbone, or the desire, to be free like our ancestors did. It's inconvenient.
This is an international website and community. Last I checked, any member from any nation can post their opinion on any subject. So why can't our UK
members voice theirs? You don't have to agree with it, or even read it, but they have every right to voice it. Just as you had the right under the
T&C's to voice your rant.
/Soapbox. Flame away.
edit on 1/3/2013 by Klassified because: clarity