Originally posted by ultimatelizardman
Firstly, how do you explain the high frequency of mass killings in China and Belgium, two countries (with vastly different populations) where obtaining a firearm is just as hard as in the UK?
Secondly, what gives you the right to tell others that they don't need a weapon for self-defense? Only the individual can decide on whether he needs to own a firearm for the purpose of self-defense, not "the majority" and certainly not the government.
firstly, i dont. this is about the uk and my many comments in this thread have been focussed on that. these countries are an entirely different kettle of fish and i wont comment on something i know so little about, it's an involved issue after all.
secondly, i am not telling people what they can and cant do, i have been expressing my feeling that i am happy with how things are here in relation to our gun laws and debating that issue. i think i have been clear on that, if not, hopefully this post emphasises that.