Saturday, July 25, 2009 12:39:32 AM
Hmmm I liek in America and I know that the UK's murder rate is actually HIGHER, my friend. I don`t even live there!
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.
"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.