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I could ask what your point is but you'll say we could save lives and I'd say obviously we in US. feel this is not the goal. The truth is that preventing the possible death of someone i dont know is not. as important to me , or us ,as being able to defend myself , ourselves. If that sounds selfish, so be it. Posters here constantly brush aside or try and refute the well known fact, well known here anyway, that guns are used everyday to save innocent lives. That has no real meaning to you because you have no experience with guns and feel they do only harm.
I opened my front door one night to see three young men beating a man senseless. I told them to stop and they just looked at me and continued beating him. I picked up a 38 rev. i keep by the door and all it took was for them to hear the distinct sound of the hammer being cocked back.and they were gone.
Now, i have to ask myself why that means so little to you and why would you or anyone try and deny a person the ability to do the same for himself or as in my case someone else AND to feel that you somehow are taking the moral highground.
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I agree we never grew out of the wild west mentality, ( come on, its not that long ago), but I dont agree with you the mentality is selfish.
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I dont agree with you the mentality is selfish.
In your previous post you told us it was more important to be able to own a gun for self defence than it is to save the lives of large numbers of other people. If that isn't selfish I don't know what is.
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you have a strange,(to me), idea of what is important. I also font believe your being honest though you may think you are. I dont think you can truly believe your right to defend yourself and family is worth less than the lives of someone who may or may not be killed who you dont even know..
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(Original post by EmmaRebecca1997)
Following the latest incident in Vegas, the gun issue in America has been brought up again, and all I ever see is Americans ranting about how gun control doesn't work. I don't understand why people who are pro gun are so unwilling to look at instances where gun control works? There are cases where gun control doesn't work, and gun control doesn't stop all violence, but there are countless instances of gun control working? Why are people not even prepared to look at those examples? How many times does something like this need to happen before America actually acknowledges their problem with guns? I know it's tied into money and the fact the government often has their hands tied on the issue, but I'm referring to every day citizens who won't even give it the time of day.
The Vegas shooting was a hoax.
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who coordinated. the vegas hoax and for what reason?
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Ive quoted FBI stats here so often in the last few years and read posts afterward that showed few bothered to even read them that now i say if your that disturbed by gun violence over here than look them up yourself
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(Original post by Good bloke)
In your previous post you told us it was more important to be able to own a gun for self defence than it is to save the lives of large numbers of other people. If that isn't selfish I don't know what is.
Whether it’s selfish or not it’s probably honest. I would imagine if you gave the average person a choice of watching their spouse/child get killed or have 100 random people die they’d pick the latter.
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(Original post by Underscore__)
Whether it’s selfish or not it’s probably honest. I would imagine if you gave the average person a choice of watching their spouse/child get killed or have 100 random people die they’d pick the latter.
Except if you give them the chance to live in a society where fund are controlled and the gun murder rate is many times lower, then that would make more sense than having your own gun.
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Except if you give them the chance to live in a society where fund are controlled and the gun murder rate is many times lower, then that would make more sense than having your own gun.
Well perhaps but the problem with that I’m yet to see any reason to think that the murder rate would be ‘many times lower’. The overwhelming majority of gun murders in the USA are gang related (people I suspect don’t legally posses guns and wouldn’t hand over their guns if they were suddenly banned) and, according to at least one study, over 80% of gun crime is committed with illegally possessed firearms.
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Well perhaps but the problem with that I’m yet to see any reason to think that the murder rate would be ‘many times lower’. The overwhelming majority of gun murders in the USA are gang related (people I suspect don’t legally posses guns and wouldn’t hand over their guns if they were suddenly banned) and, according to at least one study, over 80% of gun crime is committed with illegally possessed firearms.
Not worth debating if they want guns its their country. They cant be confused as to why their murder rates are so high.
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(Original post by Underscore__)
Whether it’s selfish or not it’s probably honest. I would imagine if you gave the average person a choice of watching their spouse/child get killed or have 100 random people die they’d pick the latter.
I agree. I was merely pointing out the irony of the claim not to be selfish.
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Not worth debating if they want guns its their country. They cant be confused as to why their murder rates are so high.
1. Who says anyone is confused
2. It’s a complete fallacy that the murder rate in the US is relatively high because of legal gun ownership, the stats don’t back it up at all
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says the filthy weeb with an animu pic
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(Original post by yankeedog1953)
I agree we never grew out of the wild west mentality, ( come on, its not that long ago), but I dont agree with you the mentality is selfish.
It is literally the dictionary definition of selfish.

I know you lot like to abuse our language, but you can't just make stuff up.
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I am not American, I am Swedish, but I think people in other countries don’t understand American cultural attitudes. Americans see their country as exceptional and are focused on individual freedom rather than collectivism, and don’t want to look to other countries for inspiration. The gun laws are because of their war for independence and were there to ensure that Americans can protect their individual freedom and can be responsible for their own security. They don’t believe that any constitutional rights should be changed as they feel their rights come from God than people, which is different from Europeans. And they don’t feel that the gun violence is worth taking away these rights for. After all, the average American will never be shot or know someone who died because of a shooting. And especially now that there are so many guns, it will be impossible to remove all of them when half the country feels it is their only defence against their government. I think if they remove the right then there will be a civil war. People feel very strongly about their individual right to self defence and see a bigger government as an imposition on their freedom.
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Carlstudent has said it about as clearly and incisivley as it can be said. And somebody has finally mentioned the fact that MOST Americans feel their human rights are from God and not the Gov and sound aa though they really understand why its an important distinction. As for collectovism vs. the individual; isnt it usually a strong individual who the group usually turns to to save their collective butts from whatever mess they've gotten into? The masses really are asses. The individual has to be protected above all others or we're through.
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(Original post by yankeedog1953)
MOST Americans feel their human rights are from God and not the Gov
A bunch of superstitious gung-ho people who have no real idea of what is good for them, then.
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A bunch of superstitious gung-ho people who have no real idea of what is good for them, then.
Perhaps when you (or any other person) can find some evidence that definitively shows that legal gun ownership increases the likelihood of murder they might consider changing some laws
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Perhaps when you (or any other person) can find some evidence that definitively shows that legal gun ownership increases the likelihood of murder they might consider changing some laws
Well, the opposite, that guns save lives, as claimed by our gun-toting, gung-ho American redneck friend, is certainly not true:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...vidence-shows/
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