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    Re: Why are Americans trying to fight COVID-19 with guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by TU Curmudgeon View Post
    Why are Americans trying to fight COVID-19 with guns?
    Were not buying guns to fight a virus but protect ourselves from people who would take away our freedom when society breaks down in pandemics and other catastrophic events.

    Quote Originally Posted by TU Curmudgeon View Post
    When it comes to guns, the rest of the world has long viewed the United States as being a little crazy. But there is something particularly odd about this latest rush to buy arms. Conservatives and gun lovers invoke history, tradition and the late-18th-century text of the U.S. Constitution to defend their right to carry anything from a Glock G-19 pistol to the popular AR-15 assault rifle.

    That is why they come running here tail between their legs when some bully starts pushing them around in their country. They know that not only do we have the guns but we are brave enough to fight not only for our freedom but theirs as well.
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    Re: Why are Americans trying to fight COVID-19 with guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by TU Curmudgeon View Post
    You obviously don't read the posts from those who actually believe that the US is the freest country in the world (at least they say they do), or that the US has the best healthcare system in the world (at least they say they do), or that the US has the best educational system in the world (at least they say they do), or that the US has the best healthcare system in the world (at least they say they do), or that the US has the most honest government in the world (at least they say they do), or that the US has the best healthcare system in the world (at least they say they do), or that the US has the happiest people in the world (at least they say they do), or that the US has the best healthcare system in the world (at least they say they do), or that the US does more for refugees than any other country in the world (at least they say they do), or that the US has the best healthcare system in the world (at least they say they do), or that the US has the most free, fair, open, and honest elections in the world (at least they say they do), or that the US has the best healthcare system in the world (at least they say they do), or that the US has the best ...

    Someone saying the 'US has the best healthcare system in the world', while also inaccurate, is a FAR stretch from saying 'the US is the only perfect society ever created'. Just because you think that's what they mean, doesn't make it so.

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    Re: Why are Americans trying to fight COVID-19 with guns?

    I wonder why there's need for buying guns?

    Maybe that's just bad superficial question, but as foreigner (to US) I still don't get it. I lived all my life without gun and never wanted one. I think it's weird mechanism what generates need to buy a gun. We don't have it here.
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    Re: Why are Americans trying to fight COVID-19 with guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbyoung View Post
    We like our guns.

    The more illiterate seem to think they can stand off Covid19 with them.
    No one thinks that not even the illiterate.

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    Re: Why are Americans trying to fight COVID-19 with guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Yet.

    But if there is a breakdown of society, it may then be too late to buy guns.

    Be realistic. The Dodgers have not won a WS in 32 years. Yet.

    Trump has not become dictators. Yet.
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    Re: Why are Americans trying to fight COVID-19 with guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbyoung View Post
    Be realistic. The Dodgers have not won a WS in 32 years. Yet.

    Trump has not become dictators. Yet.
    When you suggest that Trump might become a dictator, I realize that you aren't serious in this discussion.

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    Re: Why are Americans trying to fight COVID-19 with guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by TU Curmudgeon View Post
    Which tells you what about the state of American society?
    that we are pessimistically realistic, unlike other countries that think the government , if it comes down to it, can actually protect you from everything... or will even try.

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    Re: Why are Americans trying to fight COVID-19 with guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by TU Curmudgeon View Post
    It tells anyone who isn't intimately wedded to the idea that the United States of America is the ONLY PERFECT society ever created that the American society is one hell of a lot more fragile than those who believe that the United States of America is the ONLY PERFECT society ever created want to think it is.
    boy do you have the wrong idea.

    the whole point of the US of america, at least what is started with is that there IS NO perfect society, or government and when government gets out of line, the people have to be able and willing to bring it back IN LINE... and the freedoms of "by and for the people."

    that's what the idiots in our society are trying to sell down the river for some fantasy of "safety by government"

    oh and the people teaching those schoolchildren nowadays? a lot of those are those ****ing idiots.
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    Re: Why are Americans trying to fight COVID-19 with guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by FinnFox View Post
    I wonder why there's need for buying guns?

    Maybe that's just bad superficial question, but as foreigner (to US) I still don't get it. I lived all my life without gun and never wanted one. I think it's weird mechanism what generates need to buy a gun. We don't have it here.
    There are lots of reasons to own firearms in the US here are a couple;
    Lots of American hunt, yes other countries have hunters, but none in the numbers the US has,
    Competition, many Americans belong to gun clubs and also compete in shooting events, it is a large business here,
    Self defence, few countries have the crime issues the US has, much of it brought on by the drug trade and poverty. The is nearly no small community that does not have some sort of gang problem, and no major city is gang free. Criminals are armed it is one of their tools of their trade. As such Americans that do not want to to be helpless victims feel the need to be armed so that they at least have a fighting chance, and it happens on a daily basis.
    In this country we have it written into our Bill of Rights that we believe in the right of the People to own and bear arms, no one if forced to own them it is a choice person makes for themselves, for many us the efforts to take away our Rights is taken as UnAmerican and as an act of War against the People by the Government and if need be in the end fight to retain our Rights. The question is would you be willing to simply give up your Rights simply because the Government said so? Many a war has been fought over the rights of the People, in most cases the People win.

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    Re: Why are Americans trying to fight COVID-19 with guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    When you suggest that Trump might become a dictator, I realize that you aren't serious in this discussion.
    Not anymore serious than you with the suggestion we are going to need guns because society breaks down. Thank you for understanding.
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