Seriously? Knives and clubs do the same job but in a slower manner? A
gun puts one out of their misery fast while you prefer to bludgeon them
or watch them bleed out and you call yourself civilized. I suppose all
you soccer fans beating each other up during games is civilized also.
You're a self-righteous hypocrite.
If someone attacks you with a blunt instrument, you may well survive, have a hospital visit, and get the bad guy arrested.
But if they shoot you, you're dead and he gets away with it. Nobody should be able to kill someone that easily. If you don't see the shooter, you have zero chance of self defence.
Legalise drugs now and stop the crime
Oh crimeny! The concealed weapon permit classes go into this.
An ass hole with a knife who knows how to use it is extremely
dangerous, more so than someone with a gun.
Knives are not insurrection weapons, so who cares
You are obviously not a member of the New York City Police Department.
About the only thing they make dead from a distance is some unfortunate
squirrel who was gathering nuts in the vicinity of the perp.
Also, you've been watching too much telly. There have been numerous
trigger pullers that have only managed to really piss off their intended
I didn't say that. All I said was that I'd rather have the *option* of having a gun. Apparently I
needed to spell out for you the last, implied part: "if I need it".
Please don't attribute to me things that I never wrote.
Umm, no, the "next logical step" in personal self-defense is firearms. Will you please stop
putting words in my mouth?
Look, it's fine with me if you don't want the ability to defend yourself and your family with the
most effective means possible. I think you're being foolhardy, but it's your decision, and I
would not attempt to make it for you. Do me the same courtesy, of not trying to make my
Poor James. You're *still* smarting because a bunch of farmers defeated the most powerful
military on the planet two hundred thirty some years ago. The United States is an
independent nation. You Brits don't get to tell us what to do anymore. Stop whining and get
The EU is/was a stupid idea. Anyway, the UK is doing far better than
most of the other EU countries. The UK is the fifth richest country in
the world and has always punched above its weight.
We have to keep bailing out lame countries like Greece etc.
Yes I've seen alternative estimates, but it's generally accepted that we
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