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reply to post by greavsie1971
Well, I guess I don't see it as directly off topic, as I try to see the bigger picture. If you are allowed to have a gun in your country for hunting, then you have it in your home, correct? So, wouldn't you then at least have that gun available, if someone broke into your home, with a gun? So, you could in fact protect your family? But would you face more dire consequences for doing so, then say, us in America?
That is just where I was going, I don't always get my explanation out in typing, as clear as it is in my brain.
And I have no problem with other countries not having guns, as I don't live there and it's not my business. As long as someone from another country respects our right to do so here, as that is a right our country was founded on. Since we have had that right for generations, it is felt very strongly here.
''Don't take mah gurrrns''...........''Don't take mah gurrrns''.......sickening.
You don't need guns when you've got balls.
reply to post by LaWnDarTs
So because of a meat cleaver attack we should arm the entire population of a country with guns? brilliant...
Nearly every mass shooting is a gun free zone? again brilliant... I think the key words here are "MASS SHOOTING"
Rather than ban the guns and take them off the streets so the high school kids can't get their hands on them in the first place and stop the problem at its root cause lets just arm the entire population with guns... BRILLIANT!
Oh dear oh dear another thread with people saying we in the UK are not free and are cowering behind our doors scared because we can not defend ourselves....
I respect that you lot in the USA want guns, that is your own culture and you can keep it.
Here in the UK we just don't want them, don't need them and If I did want one I could get one legally, I often go to my local gunsmith to buy stuff for camping and appreciate the craftsmanship in some of his firearms (must admit got my eye an a blunderbus), why do threads like this always turn into a USvUK when we all know there is only one place which starts with GREAT
GREAT Britain, love my country as much as you guys in the states love your own, so please respect that we know more about our country, the crime figures, the actual crime which takes place and our wishes that we do not want everyone walking around with AR-15s and we will do the same.
I got mugged once in manchester when I was 19 and the guy had a pistol, he mugged me for a fagedit on 18-9-2013 by boymonkey74 because: (no reason given)
reply to post by Daedalus
Don't get your knickers in a twist. If the Op's arguement was as diplomatic as yours he wouldn't have got the responses he did. Your arguement about it being 'people' that are the problem...not guns....is true but guns make it easier for stupid people to kill and there's a 'lot' of stupid people around. Anyhow, it's too late to disarm the American people, it's too ingrained into their culture and there's too many guns already out there so it's pointless to debate.