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If our government decides to take away guns, who is actually going to turn them in? The ones who DON`T have a criminal record. Therefore, criminals, of course, will KEEP their guns. So, don`t blame murder on the gun.
Its happened. You should really take a look at what happened in Afganistain.
No, look at what I said:
"We don`t carry guns in the UK, and our murder rate is considerably lower than in the US. So whether or not you believe guns are good or bad, it doesn`t matter; our murder rate is lower than America`s, so if I`m already less likely to get murdered than an American is, why would I need a gun to protect myself?"
I said that our murder rate is already low, so why would I want or need a gun?
As for defending myself against my government; they have jets, tanks, nuclear missiles, highly-trained soldiers, etc. You think untrained citizens with small arms are going to do anything against those? Are you kidding me?
If things get to the point where I come to armed confrontation with my government, then I`ve already lost. You protect yourself far better by making smart choices at the ballot box and trying to make sure that other people also make smart choices. A gun hasn`t protected you against the government`s armies since the 19th centu
That sounds very made up black powder probably wouldn`t last that long in open air from moisture and time not to mention to ignite it that ember would have to go right down the hole where the matchlock or flint would go and everyone who ever handled the gun would have to neglect to see if it was loaded.
So by your thought process guns are the only factor in murder rates not employment, education and ect. So then why don`t you disarm your armies too because it seems pretty hypocritical that the government can arm itself for protection but it`s citizens can`t. Weapons can be made from almost anything.
If by socialism you mean universal healthcare, then every other developed nation except the USA and South Africa are socialist, because you two are the only ones who don`t have it.
Or do you define socialism by government intervention? Let`s see, the American government is bailing out its banks AND some mortgage companies (IAG) AND car companies (the big three).
Whereas our government is bailing out banks...but is letting other companies, like Woolworths, crumble into bankruptcy; letting capitalism work.
Whether or not that`s a good thing, and whether it was intentional on the part of our government, I don`t know; but the fact remains that your government is engaged in far more "socialist" bailing out than ours is.
But hey, I have a low murder rate, healthcare that`s full-coverage and good value (7% of my income pays for the universal healthcare AND my state pension AND unemployment welfare...can you beat that?), and a government that`s not oppressed me ye
Yes, but I`ve never been mugged by someone holding a claymore. You`re right though, Guns don`t kill people. They just make it easier.
People have been killing people since the beginning, Long before firearms were invented.
Guns do not kill, People kill. Even a loaded and gun still needs a finger to pull the trigger.
And your country has embraced socialism to near it`s breaking point. With an disarmed populace it`s relatively easy to impose the governments will on it`s people. That`s why the UK is known as the Nanny state.
Considering your nickname, That assertion is dubious at best.
Nice try at making political points off a tragedy IAB. Let`s just vilify everyone that`s anti-Obama or owns a gun.
Btw, You rarely ever hear of the women that thwart robberies/rapes (or worse) by being armed with a gun. Oh that`s right, It`s not P.C. How could owning a gun be a positive thing ? (At least that`s how the media and IAB thinks)
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And mass murders are not unique to America, despite the selective memories of some Europeans.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7630969.stm - Finland murderer killed 10 at a college, one year after another gunman killed 9 at a school.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/in-europes-league-of-school-shootings-germany-comes-top-1645387.html - Germany is second in the world in terms of School shootings, and one mass shooting happend within the last month.
tobyvictory, read below.
Yes, that`s absolutely true! All of us Americans carry guns wherever we go, and will shoot anyone else when the opportunity presents itself. In fact, I am holding a .44 in my hand right now as I type this, contemplating on whether or not I should shoot a fly that has just landed on my leg.
I don`t know which is more annoying: stereotypes, or the morons who believe every stereotype is true. If you wanted to make a compelling argument, Luistom, you just failed.
Your spelling should be shot, pariahnola.
Both of useless pos shouldn`t rely on bored for your news.
Also, I heard nothing about Obama in this. Why the misleading captions?
Oh shut the drat up... Europe has their crazies too.
Yeah... I`m sure that helped your case...
Not to get off topic here, but did anyone read that opening caption:
"2 Officers Shot, 1 Injured."
wikipedia "false flag" and "operation northwoods" ..that kind of thinking is not new, or "conspiracy"
It`s a sad day for families and friends of the guys who died, but they died for the cause. Kinda impossible that gun regulations won`t get more stringent from this event.
Does that mean like, 1 officer was shot and injured and the other was shot and.. not.. injured..?
Funny how some of the minor details AS TOLD BY A FRIEND OF THE GUNMAN and not the nut himself become major talking points. Regardless, how many reporters do you hear backing the citizen`s right to protect himself/herself from people like this with a firearm?
You don`t know what you are talking about or what you say.
Pray for the Police, Fire and EMS
Sometimes I hate the media. Talk about twisting an event/story.
Congratulations, sir. You`ve proved the people who opposed your stance on gun rights to be correct, killed 3 innocent people, devastated the lives of the families who loved them, and landed yourself in jail for the rest of your life.
Mission a-f*cking-ccomplished, jagweed. ----------------------------------------
Nice, my thoughts exactly.
Mission a-f*cking-ccomplished, jagweed.
I just hope none of our elected officials decide to take advantage of these tragedies...
"Two, why does it matter?"
Its all propaganda.
Oh boy. More fuel for the anti-gun crowd.
And yea, makes sense, shoot cops because you don`t like the fact you may lose the ability to use them. Good plan.
Clearly just an unstable guy, not a case where you need to bring up the president. Press just loves mentioning him wherever they can.
Two, why does it matter?
Three, where does it say that three officers were shot? All I heard were that two were lying in the street, one possibly dead.
Four, I would just like to reiterate that sometimes, people really suck.
That is all.
keep me updated fancy