posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 05:49 AM
a reply to: worldstarcountry
Need is irrelevant.
And that is where the USA differs from literally the rest of the world.
Need is very relevant.
Guns are by design made to kill/harm things.
There is no need for a semi-automatic rifle in an urban setting so why would someone want one?
I understand that you and many, many more of your countrymen/women diagree and that is entirely up to you.
I'm not arrogant enough to assume to tell you what you should do in your own country, America will do as America see's fit.....and that's as it should
I'm just giving my opinion as I see it looking from the outside in.
The UK has one of the highest violent crime rates in all of western Europe.
But that isn't the topic under discussion.
Comparing the US with the UK with regards to gun control is literally apples and oranges.
What's right for one isn't right for the other in this instance.
There is much that unites our two country's but this is one of the major cultural differences between us.
I would never advocate UK style gun control laws for the US.....that would clearly be impractical, very dangerous and counter to the 'American way of
But what you have at present isn't working and something needs doing.
I have no idea, that's for you guys to figure out.
But I'd suggest maybe the first step is acknowledging that you have a problem and something actually needs to be done.
Perhaps the problem is just a manifestation of a deeper malaise in American society?