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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Mike View Post
    REALLY? Next it'll be everybody over the age of 10 And so it propagates! The more the merrier.
    Sorry, I just cannot get my mind round this obsession, almost pride that you are all prepared to kill someone.
    It's not pride that one is prepared to kill someone else, but rather to defend oneself from predators. If you'd ever been a victim or near victim of violence, you'd probably understand it better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Mike View Post
    REALLY? Next it'll be everybody over the age of 10 And so it propagates! The more the merrier.
    Sorry, I just cannot get my mind round this obsession, almost pride that you are all prepared to kill someone.
    This is how you respond to my praise for women who purchase guns in order that they may defend themselves. Women are not second class citizens in this country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Mike View Post
    REALLY? Next it'll be everybody over the age of 10 And so it propagates! The more the merrier.
    Sorry, I just cannot get my mind round this obsession, almost pride that you are all prepared to kill someone.
    There's a world of difference between "pride that you are all prepared to kill someone" and being willing to protect ourselves from the thugs, drug addicts, drug cartels and gang-bangers around us. You've admitted you didn't realize how bad it is in the U.S. and in the next breath you're comdemning us for taking up arms to protect ourselves. Make up your mind and land somewhere.

    In a mugging for drug money, I was shot directly in the chest at point-blank range. I won't allow anything like that to happen to me again if there is anything I can do to prevent it.

    I don't care if that bothers you because you aren't here to protect me, are you?

    Talk is cheap. Buy a vowel and spare me from your judgment.

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    This is the official British position on self-defense as well as carrying a knife and a stun gun. I had more freedom in America when I was seven years old.

    The video is funny.

    https://www.askthe.police.uk/content/Q589.htm

    https://www.askthe.police.uk/content/Q337.htm

    https://www.askthe.police.uk/content/Q509.htm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBtct-z9JS8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Horn View Post
    This is the official British position on self-defense.

    https://www.askthe.police.uk/content/Q589.htm
    Impressive. In other words, don't do anything because you may be the one who goes to jail, even if you only hit him with your silk scarf. I'd like to see them try that in Baltimore or Chicago.

    Always look on the bright side of life. Too funny. I enjoy watching the British pretend they're civilized after all those years of subjugating other countries and stealing their wealth.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._by_crime_rate

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    Mr. Horn. Canucks don't carry handguns either, however, at present, we feel quite free. We aren't really worried about being killed, you see. With a homicide rate averaging about 550 people per year, including all form of homicide not just gunshot fatalities , among approx 36 million people, we don't really feel our defence rights are being violated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Horn View Post
    This is how you respond to my praise for women who purchase guns in order that they may defend themselves. Women are not second class citizens in this country.
    One moment please, I am a Canadian woman, and I am not a second class citizen. Everyone who is not in agreement with your position on a subject does not deserve to be castigated. Canadian women do not carry handguns, and I assure you, we

    experience far less violence per capita than the lovely American ladies. As do the Brits for that matter. I think we should confine ourselves to debate rather than trashing each other's countries. Given the cultural divide, it would be odd if we did not find certain aspects of accepted custom in different countries puzzling.

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    At 1.7 deaths per million annually, Australians have roughly the same chance of being shot to death as American have of falling from a structure or high building.

    The Japanese die from gunshot as frequently as Americans are struck by lightning (0.1 in 1 million)

    In the United States, the death rate from gun homicides is about 31 per million people — the equivalent of 27 people shot dead every day of the year.

    Read the article, look at the graphs and think about the differences.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/14/u...ent-world.html
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    Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chic View Post
    It's not pride that one is prepared to kill someone else, but rather to defend oneself from predators. If you'd ever been a victim or near victim of violence, you'd probably understand it better.
    I can understand having to defend yourself from predators.

    What I cannot understand is that someone like Paddock needs all those weapons and ammunition and enhancements to 'protect' himself.

    I think allowing that type of arsenal to a civilian is a bit of overkill don't you think?

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    Quite agree Camper6, ONE MAN, ONE GUN - why would you need any more?

    Remember this? NINE YEAR OLD girl kills instructor with an UZI SUB MACHINE GUN! REALLY?? What the **** does a nine year old girl need to learn to shoot (and obviously fail) a bloody Uzi submachine gum??

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...chine-gun.html

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    I'm closing this thread.

    I strongly suggest non-US members stay out of gun related discussions, it never ends well.

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