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    Re: Would You Surrender Your Firearms To Police Voluntarily During A Natural Disaster

    Back when I lived in the US -- yeah, sure. Why not?

    I don't get why everyone's so up-in-arms (haha) about their guns. It's just another possession -- if for safety reasons the police needed to confiscate all my cheese during a disaster, I'd say go ahead.

    Guns are no different.

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    Re: Would You Surrender Your Firearms To Police Voluntarily During A Natural Disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    Back when I lived in the US -- yeah, sure. Why not?

    I don't get why everyone's so up-in-arms (haha) about their guns. It's just another possession -- if for safety reasons the police needed to confiscate all my cheese during a disaster, I'd say go ahead.

    Guns are no different.

    ROFL.


    I see your lean is "socialist"....

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    Re: Would You Surrender Your Firearms To Police Voluntarily During A Natural Disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Gotta be man. I hear about something bad in a major Canadian city and it's something that would have shocked us forty years ago. I hear about a random everyday event in NOLA on any given weekend and it dwarfs what just happened in Toronto. Country for country I don't think our people are that different as far as holding to civic duty and abiding by law, but I think our criminally minded are a bit more aggressive.
    It sounds like the Canadians don't have as great of a need to carry weapons.
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    Re: Would You Surrender Your Firearms To Police Voluntarily During A Natural Disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    ROFL.


    I see your lean is "socialist"....
    Indeed it is. Do you have a refutation of my point, or merely an intrinsic reaction against people, places and ideas that are different from yours?

    Everyone here is socialist; this is Britain. But we're more free than you, despite the fact that we don't blast each-other away with semi-automatic weapons by the thousands.

    Do you have anything to say?

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    Re: Would You Surrender Your Firearms To Police Voluntarily During A Natural Disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    Indeed it is. Do you have a refutation of my point, or merely an intrinsic reaction against people, places and ideas that are different from yours?

    Everyone here is socialist; this is Britain. But we're more free than you, despite the fact that we don't blast each-other away with semi-automatic weapons by the thousands.

    Do you have anything to say?

    You wish a more extensive reply, then you shall have one.

    My initial response was frankly a moment of slack-jawed surprise that you'd express cheerful acceptance to government confiscation of ANYTHING you owned, whether it made any sense or not, simply because government said so.

    Then I saw your lean was socialist, and sighed a bit... that is one of the ideologies where one tends to find state-worship and unthinking compliance with anything the State says, yes.


    Okay, you're Brit... your assertion that all Britons are socialist is patently false, but I'll grant that the bulk of your population leans that way... and that Britain hasn't known real freedom in so long that it is no surprise you'd take that viewpoint. Hell you can't even carry a pocketknife in London without some kind of legally acceptable excuse, which is as astonishing to Americans as requiring a license to possess cheese.


    Suffice it to say that such a blind, unthinking obedience to government commands is anathema to the American mind. Especially where it makes no sense, such as the cheese example.

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    Re: Would You Surrender Your Firearms To Police Voluntarily During A Natural Disaster

    To expand on the previous post further...


    We have examples (NOLA and Katrina) making it plain government agents cannot be trusted with such power or to be responsible about such actions or returning your possessions afterward.


    There is also the issue that during a disaster is a time when you are MORE likely to need your firearms, not LESS.

    Obviously.



    But then again Britain is a very different country and culture from America. I accept that, and if you want to do things your way, have at it. Leave us to ours in return.

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    Re: Would You Surrender Your Firearms To Police Voluntarily During A Natural Disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    To expand on the previous post further...


    We have examples (NOLA and Katrina) making it plain government agents cannot be trusted with such power or to be responsible about such actions or returning your possessions afterward.


    There is also the issue that during a disaster is a time when you are MORE likely to need your firearms, not LESS.

    Obviously.



    But then again Britain is a very different country and culture from America. I accept that, and if you want to do things your way, have at it. Leave us to ours in return.
    Which is exactly why my state has laws in place against confiscation during disasters

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    Re: Would You Surrender Your Firearms To Police Voluntarily During A Natural Disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_Osophy View Post
    Which is exactly why my state has laws in place against confiscation during disasters
    The 4th AM would not permits such " UNreasonable seizure" anyway.

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    Re: Would You Surrender Your Firearms To Police Voluntarily During A Natural Disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    It sounds like the Canadians don't have as great of a need to carry weapons.
    We actually deal with our crime problems here usually through force. If we had what was going in Chicago with all those murders the army would probably be called in to deal with it.

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    Re: Would You Surrender Your Firearms To Police Voluntarily During A Natural Disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by lawboy View Post
    The 4th AM would not permits such " UNreasonable seizure" anyway.
    Yes, and we all know that stops every questionable move by LE.
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