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Guns, is it really necessary for a human to own a gun in this modern day and age. I think one day America will realise they have had too much of a bad thing, my only worry that they will realise too late. They should definitely follow England’s example and ditch their gun culture.
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Guns, is it really necessary for a human to own a gun in this modern day and age. I think one day America will realise they have had too much of a bad thing, my only worry that they will realise too late. They should definitely follow England’s example and ditch their gun culture.
What are your views on this?
unfortunately our urban population is followign their example
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did england ever have a gun culture? (seriously because i cant think of any period in history in which we had those problems)
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unfortunately our urban population is followign their example
We have no where near their gun crime rates.
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Guns, is it really necessary for a human to own a gun in this modern day and age. I think one day America will realise they have had too much of a bad thing, my only worry that they will realise too late. They should definitely follow England’s example and ditch their gun culture.
What are your views on this?
I think it shows how sick a society can be - sorry about the strong word. The only two countries where one does not need a license to buy a gun are USA and SouthAfrica - I think that says a lot...
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i just hate the possibilty of our country developping a gun culture its getting bad enough already
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guns guns guns scream kill kill kill!!
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i just hate the possibilty of our country developping a gun culture its getting bad enough already
At least we did something about it.
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did england ever have a gun culture? (seriously because i cant think of any period in history in which we had those problems)
Gun culture is growing, especially in some areas. This time last year the nation, or at least my area, was still shocked by the deaths of Charlene Ellis and Letisha Shakespeare.

I haven't heard of any shootings round here in ages though, the police had a gun amnesty a while ago and I don't know exactly how successful that was in lowering gun crime rates.
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Gun culture is growing, especially in some areas. This time last year the nation, or at least my area, was still shocked by the deaths of Charlene Ellis and Letisha Shakespeare.

I haven't heard of any shootings round here in ages though, the police had a gun amnesty a while ago and I don't know exactly how successful that was in lowering gun crime rates.
indeed yes recently things, especially the Aston incident really i think woke up the UK's attention. I think the gun amnesty has helped, it has taken guns off the street although who knows how many more are being smuggled in to replace them
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Aren't we going to get any Americans here supporting their countries policy? I am completely 100% opposed to it, but would like to here a supporter's point of view.
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Surely we gave up our guns etc for the state to look after our safety. But since the decline of police effectiveness, we are maybe better off with personal protection of some sort?
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Surely we gave up our guns etc for the state to look after our safety. But since the decline of police effectiveness, we are maybe better off with personal protection of some sort?
Well, the police are too busy catching motorists, right?

It's stupid letting people have guns though, because the more people get guns the more people will feel vunerable unless they get a gun too.
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Well, the police are too busy catching motorists, right?

It's stupid letting people have guns though, because the more people get guns the more people will feel vunerable unless they get a gun too.
Until you are the victim of a robbery, and see all your possessions fly away, whilst the police take 20 minutes to answer a 999 call.
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I think it shows how sick a society can be - sorry about the strong word. The only two countries where one does not need a license to buy a gun are USA and SouthAfrica - I think that says a lot...
more talk of your morals. i would seriously consider the fact that germany has cut military spending again by some $20billion last month and were the US to refuse to defend you, the Andorran military would march into Berlin.
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Aren't we going to get any Americans here supporting their countries policy? I am completely 100% opposed to it, but would like to here a supporter's point of view.
Well, I'm not an American. I'm a Brit. But, I do live in America and also own 2 guns. So, what's the problem?

The only folks in the UK that own guns are criminals because the UK has laws that take guns away from law abiding citizens. Not surprizingly, the only citizens that ignore these laws are the criminal elements.

Isn't it a fact that gun crime in the UK has spirralled since laws were tightened, and armistaces introduced. Great policy!
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"Guns don't kill people. People don't kill people. American's kill people." - Michael Moore upon reading something of Canada's murder rate per capita when compare with that of America.
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"Guns don't kill people. People don't kill people. American's kill people." - Michael Moore upon reading something of Canada's murder rate per capita when compare with that of America.
Oh, please don't cite Michael Moore. Anyone who can write a book as plain daft as "stupid white men" isn't to be taken seriously.
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Oh, please don't cite Michael Moore. Anyone who can write a book as plain daft as "stupid white men" isn't to be taken seriously.
Please don't be so narrow minded as to discount him. He states the obvious where others won't.
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Please don't be so narrow minded as to discount him. He states the obvious where others won't.
No. Just because I don't find the pearls of wisdom that eminate from Moore's scribblings does'nt make me narrow minded.

I read his book and formed, in my own sweet way, the opinion that it was crap. I disagree with his world view and his vision of America.
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