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

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    Am I the only one that thinks the question is flawed?

    Of course "US gun Laws aren't normal by comparison," they cannot be. These other nations we are compared to do not have the same Constitutional phrased rights on gun ownership that we do. How could our laws be more uniform to other nations, written in those terms they would all be violations of the US Constitution.
    It is such a cop out to blame those terrible homicide statistics on the Constitution. The people that wrote it are long dead and the world they wrote it in is long gone. We have only ourselves to blame. It is our country now.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    It is such a cop out to blame those terrible homicide statistics on the Constitution. The people that wrote it are long dead and the world they wrote it in is long gone. We have only ourselves to blame. It is our country now.
    Right. And our country is governed by law. And that law is the Constitution. Fortunately, those who wrote the document were far brighter than the modern liberal and gave clear instructions on how to alter the document. Please read up on that so you can actually engage in intelligent discourse on the subject.

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

    You're looking at the wrong solution to that statistic. The United States does have more liberalized gun laws, and I support that as an advocate for the right of gun ownership. We could be much lower on the list if we had expanded access to mental healthcare, which would do a lot more to reduce occurrences of violence.
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    Re: Are American Gun Laws "Normal" compared to other 1st World Nations?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    It is such a cop out to blame those terrible homicide statistics on the Constitution. The people that wrote it are long dead and the world they wrote it in is long gone. We have only ourselves to blame. It is our country now.
    That is a first, to suggest the Constitution is a cop out. That said, it is a document that can be changed. Best of luck to you on getting the 2nd Amendment removed.
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    Re: Are American Gun Laws "Normal" compared to other 1st World Nations?

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post

    Of course "US gun Laws aren't normal by comparison," .
    You are correct they aren't normal. They're crazy.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Unaffiliated View Post
    You are correct they aren't normal. They're crazy.
    You cut up so much of my original post that you are misrepresenting what I said and why. You sure that is how you want this debate to go?
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    Re: Are American Gun Laws "Normal" compared to other 1st World Nations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unaffiliated View Post
    You are correct they aren't normal. They're crazy.
    Here at DP, we find anyone who doesn't quote the whole post to generally be a dishonest or afraid person. I would recommend anyone with this bad habit to actually quote and respond to the whole post.

    Also, our laws aren't crazy. They're just American, and for the most part (because some do violate the constitution), they follow our constitution, which we have created in order to better govern ourselves the way we wish to be governed. That wish of course is that the government be limited in a way in which it cannot trample on certain rights endowed to us by virtue of being human.
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    Re: Are American Gun Laws "Normal" compared to other 1st World Nations?

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