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    Re: Are American Gun Laws "Normal" compared to other 1st World Nations?

    More than normal - necessary.
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    Re: Are American Gun Laws "Normal" compared to other 1st World Nations?

    Here we go again. I will always want the ability to defend myself, my family, and my rights. I will also fight and die for the sheep as well.

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    Re: Are American Gun Laws "Normal" compared to other 1st World Nations?

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    The world is 'mystified' by America's enduring racism and 'bizarre' gun laws - Business Insider

    The world is 'mystified' by America's 'bizarre' gun laws


    BEIJING (AP) — Often the target of U.S. human rights accusations, China wasted little time returning such charges following the shooting at a historic black church in South Carolina that left nine people dead. Elsewhere, the attack renewed perceptions that Americans have too many guns and have yet to overcome racial tensions.

    Some said the attack reinforced their reservations about personal security in the U.S. — particularly as a non-white foreigner — while others said they'd still feel safe if they were to visit.

    Especially in Australia and northeast Asia, where firearms are strictly controlled and gun violence almost unheard of, many were baffled by the determination among many Americans to own guns despite repeated mass shootings, such as the 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults.

    "We don't understand America's need for guns," said Philip Alpers, director of the University of Sydney's GunPolicy.org project that compares gun laws across the world. "It is very puzzling for non-Americans."

    A frontier nation like the U.S., Australia had a similar attitude toward firearms prior to a 1996 mass shooting that killed 35. Soon after, tight restrictions on gun ownership were imposed and no such incidents have been reported since.
    there's no reason to be "mystified"...all they have to do is read our Constitution...
    ...then go piss up a rope.

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    Re: Are American Gun Laws "Normal" compared to other 1st World Nations?

    The Communist Party of China is wrong and tyrannical to restrict the unalienable rights of its citizens in so many ways, including the restriction of the relevant human rights to liberty, property, self-defense.


    It is not just that we have a Constitutional right to keep and bear arms - Chinese citizens have a human right to keep and bear arms that their government violates. It is their right - and their duty - to fight for their rights and replace their government. If they wear their chains in comfort, that's on them.

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    Re: Are American Gun Laws "Normal" compared to other 1st World Nations?

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    The world is 'mystified' by America's enduring racism and 'bizarre' gun laws - Business Insider

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    ·[/indent]BEIJING (AP) — Often the target of U.S. human rights accusations, China wasted little time returning such charges following the shooting at a historic black church in South Carolina that left nine people dead. Elsewhere, the attack renewed perceptions that Americans have too many guns and have yet to overcome racial tensions.

    Some said the attack reinforced their reservations about personal security in the U.S. — particularly as a non-white foreigner — while others said they'd still feel safe if they were to visit.

    Especially in Australia and northeast Asia, where firearms are strictly controlled and gun violence almost unheard of, many were baffled by the determination among many Americans to own guns despite repeated mass shootings, such as the 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults.

    "We don't understand America's need for guns," said Philip Alpers, director of the University of Sydney's GunPolicy.org project that compares gun laws across the world. "It is very puzzling for non-Americans."

    A frontier nation like the U.S., Australia had a similar attitude toward firearms prior to a 1996 mass shooting that killed 35. Soon after, tight restrictions on gun ownership were imposed and no such incidents have been reported since.
    Are you aware that in Switzerland (very low on the graphic/list that you present) and also in the Netherlands (just above Switzerland) every man between the age of, I think, 18 and 45, is a member of their army, and is issued a true assault rifle, capable of fully automatic operation, which he keeps at his home along with a supply of ammunition? If there was any validity to the point you're trying to make, then Switzerland and the Netherlands would both have to have much higher homicide rates than the U.S.
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    Re: Are American Gun Laws "Normal" compared to other 1st World Nations?

    The right to have a chainsaw is not a right to cut folks up with that chainsaw. The right to carry a concealed "rape tool" (penis) is not the right to commit rape. The right to purchase flammable liquids in "to go" containers is not the right to commit arson. When will we ever get an honest assessment of this basic fact?
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    Re: Are American Gun Laws "Normal" compared to other 1st World Nations?

    I believe some of our gun laws (or perhaps more accurately, lack thereof), and our gun culture, do indeed lapse behind much of the civilized world.

    But we got this little thing called a Constitution, which is different than most everyone else too.
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    Re: Are American Gun Laws "Normal" compared to other 1st World Nations?

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    I know. It's simply the "relic cultures" of bygone times that can't accept modernity.
    Noted you think a rights are a relic culture.

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    Re: Are American Gun Laws "Normal" compared to other 1st World Nations?

    No they are not since the rest of the world does not have the USC.

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    Re: Are American Gun Laws "Normal" compared to other 1st World Nations?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Our gun laws are not normal by comparison to other countries. Our founders had the sense to not trust government and therefore enshrined the right to be able to keep and bear arms. It amuses me that anti-2nd amendment loons often cite Australia as a gun control example while claiming no one is trying to take away your guns.
    The Founding Fathers would be rolling over in their graves if they could see what we have seen on CNN the last couple of years or even weeks. Guns aren't the problem, our people are becoming barbarians. We are turning into Russia... but instead of corrupt thugs, it will be savage loons.

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