swampy said:I read american forums sometimes and i see on one of the contributors pages the tag line of " gun control gives a 120 lb woman the right to fist fight with a 220lb rapist"
If it was lawful to own a pistol for self defence in this country i would in a flash.
the government have legislated only against law abiding citizens.
buckup said:Well said Steve, and I think this is where the argument that more gun ownership = more deaths falls down. The members of this site are mostly gun or rifle owners. Do we see death threats being issued here, of course not. We are by and large rational people, for whom using a firearm in defence would be absolutely the last option. We would not think of using a gun to settle even the most heated argument.
Furthermore, perhaps if kids of the gun culture saw the damage to flesh caused by a bullet inpact (as we do) they would be less inclined to use guns. Unfortunately in the computer games, the shot body never crawls away in agony, they are just kinda gone! Why should our kids believe real life/death is any different?
Just my perhaps simplistic view?
swampy said:I think that due to the large amounts of illegally held firearms and weapons we face on the streets it is a matter of time until the police in this country are routinely armed. we have people coming into this country with different cultures where knife carriage is routine. The breakdown of society and it's glorification of gun and "gangsta" crime are the real problems. I would not like to go down this route... the **** storm that happens when someone is rightfully shot by the police is unbelievable.