I love Americans, but there is something seriously wrong over there…
This is just a problem of how law is applied across the whole world. It is about finite detail rather than about moral obligation. It is exactly the same principle that allows things like tax avoidance.
I wish I could see a path to change it, bit I can’t, and it is very very sad.Posted 4 years agoGreybeardMember
so they can fight the government when they have finally had enough of them
As I understand it, that is indeed the constitutional justification (logically, they need to update it to allow citizens to own Tomahawk missiles). The really sad thing is that the gun lobby genuinely believe that they are right (and that the rest of the world is backward and needs their protection).Posted 4 years agoohnohesbackMember
Well at least they believe in equal opportunities…Posted 4 years agomogrimMember
I read something the other day, possible in the guardian, that was saying, in several states its legal to own a handgun. If your blind.
No checks, nothing. Walk in storr with your white stick, leave with a 9mm.
Yep, somethings wrong.
Something is indeed wrong: apostrophes, spelling, and that blatant prejudice against blind people’s rights. Shocking.Posted 4 years ago
Three days ago in Colorado :
The American gun lobby claimed a major victory last night after it helped unseat two Colorado senators who spearheaded efforts to pass new gun control laws. [/b]
Money buys you serious political clout in the US. And the NRA has plenty of money.Posted 4 years ago
There’s only three countries in the world which don’t have a written constitution Z-11, so I’m not sure what your point is.
And the US doesn’t have a monopoly on democracy, so I don’t understand the significance of your “damn those americans with their democracy” comment.Posted 4 years agoirelanstMember
We were in the States on holiday in the summer and whilst in a Walmart I was looking at the gun counter in amazement, shotgun cartridges on the shelves not even under lock and key FFS. There was a childs size .22 ‘squirrel rifle’ with a pastel pink stock. I pointed it out to my daughter who said (bearing in mind this was in Oklahoma so a real gun toting state) “Daddy, why would little girls need a gun” and to my surprise the guy behind the counter said “that is a very good question young lady”. Why?Posted 4 years agoTooTallMember
As an American friend of mine said:
“Gun control is an excuse we use here in the USA to not discuss issues of racial and economic inequality. If you’re white, the US is as safe or safer than many countries in Europe which we are unfavorably compared to.”
He is right as well.
Americans are thick as **** to be fair, they’d be a third world country if it wasn’t for us.
Poor trolling from a thick Brit? Or just not well travelled?Posted 4 years agobig_n_daftMember
rapid single shots are more accurate than automatic fire and conserve ammunition, it’s also easier to count the rounds to anticipate mag changes….
these are important considerations when you are preparing to take on a zombie horde which can the only (remotely) logical reason for a civilian to own such a weaponPosted 4 years agosomafunkSubscriber
Not exactly relevant to the example of that ^ ugly/despicable killing machine up there but the older i get the more jaded i become about where we are heading as a so western democratic caring society, in fact i now genuinely believe that our form of veneered democracy in our developed world is nothing more than a smokescreen pulled over our eyes to placate us into believing we actually have a choice as to what goes on so in the manner of “dragons den”……I’m out.
And to the makers of that weapon above and the meathead who’s pulling the trigger in that video? – i genuinely pity you, but if i ever had the chance to meet the CEO or suchlike of that company i’d bitch-slap them in the face and ask ” Why?, what is the point?.Posted 4 years agoBred2shredMember
I like guns.
And it if it hadn’t have been for government I’d still have my guns and be enjoying them. So dont know what their talking about.
I would never disagree with someone without walking a mile in their shoes because firstly, I’d be a mile away and id also have your shoes.
I’ll bet the vast majority of people posting on this thread have never fired a shot.Posted 4 years agoseadog101Subscriber
I find it really rather stupid when the pro gun lobby claim that having such weapons available to all and sundry makes them all safer.
How many times have we heard the phrase ‘The weapons were legally held’ following yet another tragic nut jobs rampage of murder.Posted 4 years ago
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