posted on Feb, 21 2013 @ 06:55 AM
reply to post by SubTruth
Can I please have the right to defend myself back.
The vast majority of people in the UK are quite happy with our gun control laws and do not wish for any relaxation of them.
It's got nothing to do with 'defending' ourselves and everything to do with not killing each other.
reply to post by andy06shake
Freedom is a thing of the past in the UK, Little by little they are taking away our human rights!
And when were we 'free' in the past? - I think it's a bit of a misconception that we had more civil liberites in the past - it was only after the
sacrifices made relatively recently in WWI and WWII that we really gained any rights - and I agree that every government since Thatcher, possibly even
Heath, have been slowly chipping away at these rights, (and I suspect Cameron wants to totally eradicate them and take us back to Victorian times
during his term of office).
But I don't see how relaxing gun control laws that the majority agree with would increase our 'human rights'.
As for drinking in the park - yeah I agree with you - if only it wasn't for all the piss heads and bag heads who ruin it for everyone by getting too
pissed etc and annoying and pestering other people.
Yet another case of the majority suffering due to the actions of the minority.
reply to post by OtherSideOfTheCoin
that never happened when the hand guns were leagal
It's never been legal for all and sundry to wander around wearing and shooting guns willy nilly - there has always been a certain amount of gun
control, these rules were tightened after Dunblane - it wasn't like The Wild West before then you know!
The fact that there hasn't been a similar occurrence at a UK school since and that shooting related instances have gone down since the introduction of
this legislation suggests that it has been successful.
Again I ask, as the UK has one of the lowest cases of gun related deaths in the whole world why would anyone want to see a relaxation of current
Also have you ever been to a old firm derby, they are not really that bad.
Yes I have, several in fact.
edit on 21/2/13 by Freeborn because: spelling