Different points of view? That's interesting. It seems to me more like
views formed with a serious lack of information.
I once had a poster inform me that asking a breast cancer survivor
inappropriate questions about her treatment was a fine of example of
Just a different point of view I guess :)
Indeed. In the UK, it's far less likely that a criminal, or just someone who loses their temper with me due to me cutting them up on the road, will have a weapon they can instantly kill me with.
The statistics clearly show 100 times more yanks die from guns than Brits.
Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.
It doesn't matter if they're criminals or not. 46 times more people died by guns in the USA, PER HEAD OF POPULATION, than in the UK. That's NOT including suicides or acceptable deaths like killing someone to stop them killing you.
The true mark of a civilized society is when its citizens know how to hate each other peacefully.
You have virtually banned guns so it is not shocking that you have
fewer gun murders. It would be like banning red cars and then saying
the number of red cars involved in crashes went down.
I saw a guy from Australia talking about their gun ban and he made the
same point but what he didn't say is that the number of murders with
other weapons went up and the slope of the murder rate did not
actually change that much.
The murder rate was going down before the ban and continues on about
the same line after.
In spite of what you might perceive from the news, our murder rate is
going down too, and we have added a million guns to the pile every
year. Every time there is even a hint of new gun laws, sales spike.
We do have a constitutional right to "just compensation" for any
"taking" so simple confiscation would be a budget buster for the
government. Nobody really talks about that much. There is also a right
to "due process" so a proposed confiscation would bog down the legal
system for decades. The only viable option is a "tax" but that is a
dirty word for both parties and is the fastest way to be shuffled off
into the dust bin of history.
Like most of these control ideas, it is flawed by the fact that
criminals don't pay taxes.
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