I have just moved back to America with my Wife after 6 years in the UK, and I must say that the comments on gun crime decreasing are not necessarily true. over the last two years there have been many gun related deaths in those two years then there were the 4 years previously.
As for gun control being a positive, to some degree i think it does have its merits. Like why do you need to own an AK47? (apart from your friends thinking you are cool) I own hand guns, but do not see the point in owning AK's and M1's etc.In othere ways, i agree with a previous poster who said banning guns would increase homicide with other weapons. Part of the reason we decided to leave the UK (London) was the knife crime.(Apart form the freexing ass weather!) Youths are especially prone to carrying knives, and last year we had record numbers of youths being killed with knives. Unfortunately it is not the weapons that do the killing. I blame it on the culture we have allowed to develop in the western world over the last 2 generations. Just my two cents...
Originally Posted by brianr
Dont forget that fact that my grandfather (and yours too most likely) helped give the world FREEDOM.
Just to show i am not taking this thread as seriously as some, and to ruffle some feathers further, i thought i would point out that the USA did not win WWII single handedly and that the USA were the latecomers...though i am sure the other allied's appreciated the late surge in support!
U.S. (after 1941), Great Britain (UK), Russia, Canada, China (Nationalist Forces), Australia, India, South Africa and New Zealand were Allies
Look, Canada does have a military!
We should berate the neutralsn not our allies...
Belgium (May 10 1940-invaded)
Greece (October 28 1940 invaded)
Holland (May 10, 1940-invaded)
Luxembourg (invaded 1940)
Norway (April 9, 1940 - invaded)
Poland (September 1, 1939- invaded) Yugoslavia
I know i am new here, but this thread has intrigued me in that it started as an interesting debate about gun control and spawned into insults and insinuations. I thought we were here to share the things we had in common. Next we will be arguing about religion!