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Originally posted by boymonkey74
Oh dear you just opened a great big can of worms....
Iam from the UK and we don't need them ,even though we can get them here is my local gunsmith
www.aaronwheelergunsmith.co.uk... (The blunderbus I always look at has been sold )
(thought I would get that in before my American pals said we are disarmed)
BUT I can understand why Americans own guns, they have some right nasty critters living in the wild from bears to cougars and If I was hiking about I would want one.
It is in their culture same as Monarchy is in ours, we should respect them and they should respect ours.
edit on 30-7-2013 by boymonkey74 because: (no reason given)
In the country, a police officer is 25 minutes away and your always under threat of wild life attacks.
Originally posted by GonzoSinister
reply to post by hotel1
Like I said I am aware of the laws regarding all weapons in the uk, with some immediate friends owning various fire arms!
The issue is there is no need for a standard 9-5 human being living in a housing estate, car, 2.5 kids tone armed!
Originally posted by sulaw
reply to post by GonzoSinister
What is it with "ranters" today. Sheesh~
Your a enigma of a rant. You like guns. You want to watch the constitution burn and then you compare the UK and there crime rates to America?
F A I L
Your whole rant nullifies anything or one that would attempt to debate you. All you wanted was to say your piece and your piece is right, everyone else is wrong.
Your in Scotland? Stay there and don't come to the U.S~ We have enough pompass individuals for all nations combined.
Originally posted by GonzoSinister
So first i want people to understand... i like guns, really, i like the smell of gun powder, i like the adrenaline shooting them, i was weapons trained relatively young as i was in the cadets, im seriously considering joining a gun club so i can shoot again.
My opinion here is not based on disliking guns, is not based on my desire to watch the American constitution burn, i don’t think the banning of guns will solve all the crime based problems in the US
i also appreciate Gun owners on here like to argue there points etc, and this is why i put this in rants, because this is my Rant about the issue, this is why the forum destroying opinions on here annoy me so much...
United Kingdom ! United Kingdom
0.25 (2010) 0.04 (2010) 0.18 (2010) 0.01 (2010) 0.02 (2010)
United States ! United States
10.3 (2011) 3.60 (2011) 6.30 (2011) 0.30 (2011) 0.10 (2011)
So those figures are
Per 100,000 people within the country
Total (calculated) Homicides Suicides Unintentional Undetermined
So as you can see straight off the back, in UK where Gun control (especially for recreational usage) is much tighter, there is a massive difference in murders throughout the UK a huge difference in suicides to.
If you don’t have access to a gun, you cannot commit a crime of passion with it, emotions can make you shoot someone if you don’t have a gun to shoot someone with, you can shoot yourself if you don’t have a gun to shoot yourself with…
the LOGIC in the argument for guns is flawed as if you have a gun you can use it…
Although I understand the second amendment, I understand the right to protect yourself, we in the UK banned guns… and we get killed by guns less… this is fact!
Alas there shall be a flame war but it’s my opinion!!