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'Just another gun massacre...'


Quickbeam
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Was how it is being talked about on the TV this morning, but will it create a serious gun control debate in America?

NO, I thought not. Their precious right to bear arms constitution must be guarded at all cost.

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Woolwell

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I don't think that you can understand the American gun ownership mentality until you have been there. Some years ago I visited a homestead in North Carolina. The only place I have seen more weapons was in a military armoury. The weapons ranged from high power rifles to crossbows all used for hunting. None of them locked up and ammunition everywhere. In a city in Virginia I was invited for a meal and after the meal the host casually pulled out his revolver and asked if I would like to handle it. I asked if it was loaded. Oh yes was the reply, any ...... (expletives deleted) who comes over that fence uninvited is dead. Road rage takes on a new meaning when someone shoots the other. If you are stopped by the police whilst driving in the USA, do not get out, keep your hands, clearly in sight, on the steering wheel otherwise the police are likely to assume that you are going for your gun.

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bremner

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Woolwell

Whst summed it up for me was in a Walmart in Florida on a Sunday I could not buy a bottle of Budweiser but could buy a Glock 17.

To a Yank God does not want you to drink but does want you to shoot.

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Joseph Kerr

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I'd be a lot more worried about you shooting if you'd been drinking.

They also have many accidental shootings.

But then Canada has, if anything, more lax gun laws.

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amonra

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When visiting my son in the States a few years ago, the local TV network interviewed a local sheriff after a shooting had taken place during a robbery/break-in. The intruder was shot dead and the sheriff thanked the householder for his propmt action and commended him for his bravery in facing down the intruder. Over there you know exactly what to expect if you are daft enough to commit a robbery and it's no good playing the human rights card. Over the xmas period, ONLY 3 people were killed in that county that year !!!!

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carver

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The best or worst part of this is that the same people who will shout out about needing better gun laws will also be the ones who don't agree with the death penalty.

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oresome

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No bravado, no statement to camera, just a bunch of guys, of which I was one, sitting around shooting the breeze over a beer.

With respect, I think this comment needs to be taken with a pinch of salt!

A bunch of guys, beer and no bravado?

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oresome

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No bravado, no statement to camera, just a bunch of guys, of which I was one, sitting around shooting the breeze over a beer.

With respect, I think this comment needs to be taken with a pinch of salt!

A bunch of guys, beer and no bravado?

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Woolwell

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oresome - where did that comment come from. Is it a link I haven't read?

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woody

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Here is a question for the anti gun chaps - if your family was at risk would you pick up the best "attack/defense" tool you could find or would you just appeal to his better side?

The Americans think their family comes first and plan ahead.

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interzone55

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woody

A gun in the house is far more likely to kill a family member than an intruder.

Think domestic argument, no gun in the house the most deadly weapon is a knife, not as easy as you think to kill someone with a carving knife. When there's a gun in the house a heated arguement can soon end in tragedy.

To my mind it's much better to make a house difficult to break into than to carry deadly weapons upon your person.

Another thing you should consider as well, if you keep an automatic handgun at home, you should keep it unloaded, as a magazine kept full of bullets for long periods will misfire, as the spring will become permanently depressed - no good keeping a weapon for home defence if it won't fire reliably

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