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Funny ..this is how people from other countries view the weak American male and their guns...
Women we can understand..but males..it is either penis size, sexual arousal or weakness...chooose..
I always wondered this line of reasoning. When I was trained to handle a firearm, it was instilled into me to respect it and hold a certain amount of fear for it; not fear in scared, but fear in the fact that it can do harm.
Interestingly enough, with your analogy, I cannot say the same for my own parts; as when I handle myself, I do not fear it nor do I hold a reverence of respect for it.
reply to post by Klassified
I am from Canada..the safest countries to live in. I do not live in fear..I do not feel the need to be armed to the teeth.
Gun violence here is considered rare, yet it happens..Guns from America leak into our country and allow idiot criminals to have them. Yet I do not live in fear and can walk safely at night..hell I even sometimes forget to lock my door at night. Still here...and me without my guns...how ever will I survive..
reply to post by ownbestenemy
My point is...when gun owners talk about reasons to own a gun..they say the same thing..if I don't one..then only criminals will have one. Meaning..the reason they have guns is for fear. Take the guns..and they make it sound like all hell will break loose with criminals running the country...
While here..I live peacefully and safely..all that and then some and I have never owned a gun.
reply to post by Onslaught2996
Well I don't know, I guess the same reason why everyone thinks that every lesbian wears flannel, weighs 200 lbs and has a mullet.
The loudest and most extreme examples of communities are what people form stereotypes from.
The reality is that you will never know who most gun owners are. That is until you try robbing, raping, or breaking into their house.
reply to post by Onslaught2996
To be honest, round here, I am yet to meet somebody, who does not mock americans for their general gun fetish. When US topic comes up, usually that is one of such topics.
There are several reasons for it.
Firstly, majority of people have never heard of the 2nd amendment in the consitution. Do you (American) know that German constitution has employee rights in an amendment? Probably not. Why should you, and why should they.
I understand things have already gone too far in US, the black market is flooded with unregistered guns and it is not that hard to get one, if someone wants. Here that is very different. Saying criminals do not follow law and have guns is invalid argument, as illegally getting a firearm is complicated and costs a lot. Criminals generally (99%) do not have guns (The 1% are the top ones, mafia-related) , so no need to worry about something like that. From the beginning, the regulations were strong. Anybody can get who wants, but strong background checks, especially mental health and trainings is required. Majority of people never see a point in getting one, as it does not serve any purpose.
Whether Americans want to admit or not, the gun violence generally is out of hand there compared to rest of the advanced. On average US has around 4 times higher gun homicide rate. If only unintentional murders were counted, still US would be the leader among advanced nations, in other words, more people get accidentally shot to death in US than total people murdered with a firearm in majority of other nations. 3.6 murders per 100k might not seem high, but in this area its 0.1-0.4 usually, so 9-36 times less, quite a significant difference.
LOL. You do realize that Canada has guns--a lot of guns-- with per capita gun ownership on par with the US, especially in rural regions, and that Canada had to dispense with the register because Canadians refused to register their guns. I actually own some very nice Canadian made handguns.
Says the guy who lives on an island country about the country with 2 land borders larger than the circumference of his own country.