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Yep yoyo and downsey, I'm firmly on that bandwagon. How many times has the nra sprouted the line 'if only they were armed they could have....' yet there is pretty much not a single case of that ever happening. Wannabe superheros who at the first sign of trouble will be peeing their pants and glued to the spot.

 

We've always seen who the heroes are during these massacres. They're the people shielding others, helping strangers. The guys on the train (was it in Paris), the people on the 4th plane at 9/11.

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There are some scary stats from the US ....

 

For some reason I can't post links into Trannies at the moment, so you're just gonna have to believe that I have checked the source of these claims (which I have).

 

A poll carried out by The Washington Post found that 30% of Americans could not name the date that the 9/11 attacks were carried out.

 

A Gallup poll found that 18% of Americans thought the sun revolved around the Earth.

 

50% of Americans would not believe that Judaism was an older religion and Christianity, even after being told that the jewish faith is based on the OLD testament and Christianity on the NEW testament...

 

Gallup found that 6% of American adults don't know why they celebrate Independence Day and 25% cannot name the country from which they gained independence...

 

1 in 5 Americans believes that they know a family member or friend that has been abducted by aliens....

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Yeah seen a few clips on that.

 

Many American's could not pinpoint Canada or Sth America on a map.

 

A few struiggled to name the President and many had no clue who was Vice President.

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Yep yoyo and downsey, I'm firmly on that bandwagon. How many times has the nra sprouted the line 'if only they were armed they could have....' get there is pretty much not a single car off that ever happening. Wannabe superheros who at the first sign of trouble will be peeing their pants and glued to the spot.

 

We've always seen who the heroes are during these massacres. They're the people shielding others, helping strangers. The guys on the train (was it in Paris), the people on the 4th plane at 9/11.

 

yup...think of the saturation of gun ownership/possession over there.... and all these multiple death shootings, SO many of them, and not a single person at or near any of them armed with a firearm or at least willing to use it if they were....

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I'd say more than 90% of us have never been or never will be in a position where we say I wish I had a gun right now.

Proud to be one of the 10%. I once found myself at a Justin Beiber concert. Don't ask...

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Proud to be one of the 10%. I once found myself at a Justin Beiber concert. Don't ask...

 

For me, it's every Saturday at Coles... lucky for them, they don't sell assault rifles, because those idiots who build promotion displays in the middle of the aisles and create total grid-lock in the store, would be at serious risk.

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A bit tongue in cheek but,,,

 

 

With the argument that if everyone had guns there would be no shootings. Everyone that goes to war has a gun and that doesn't stop anyone being shot.

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But i am still waiting for the story about the tooled-up average joe who just happened to be in the Kwik-E-Mart at the right time ...............

I was reading about one of the school shooting not to long ago where one of the guys helping victims during the shootings was armed but would not show himself to be as it would make himself a target for the shooters and also a target for the police.

It would be mass confusion should bystanders start returning fire, nobody would know who's innocent or the guilty and would still end up with a large death toll as the panicky bystander starts shooting out of fear.

 

You could bet that the police during those shootings might be quick on the trigger if they see somebody running around with a gun.

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Any country where the citizens deem the need to carry weapons in order to keep law and order is a clear marker that law and order has broken down,and that the country needs to be placed under martial law.

 

How is a parent walking down the road with their kids able to assess whether the person carrying a weapon in plain view is "law abiding", or about to unleash their once-controlled psychosis? How is a patron in a cinema who witnesses the armed person walking-in able to assess whether they are there to cause bloody mayhem or are a "law abiding citizen".

 

The madness is truly prevalent.

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And I bet their genitals are comically small.

 

Is that a gun in your hands? Oh, no. It was just your dick.....

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Any country where the citizens deem the need to carry weapons in order to keep law and order is a clear marker that law and order has broken down,and that the country needs to be placed under martial law.

 

How is a parent walking down the road with their kids able to assess whether the person carrying a weapon in plain view is "law abiding", or about to unleash their once-controlled psychosis? How is a patron in a cinema who witnesses the armed person walking-in able to assess whether they are there to cause bloody mayhem or are a "law abiding citizen".

 

The madness is truly prevalent.

 

You are spot on. Think about the police, as well. No wonder so many of the police over there seem a bit trigger happy. Every single person they deal with is potentially armed. How do you differentiate the "good guys" from the "bad guys".

 

It just beggars belief.

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How do you differentiate the "good guys" from the "bad guys".

 

In an ideal world, you default to "good guy" until proven wrong.

They seem to default to "bad guy" and nothing can change that.

Trouble is, actual world is less than ideal.

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Imagine the carnage the first time a Muslim looking dude decides to 'open carry'.

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Obama is attempting one last push to see if he can change gun ownership laws without the need to get the bill approved by congress. He seems to be committed to attempting to facilitate change and his reign is almost over so maybe he wants this to be his legacy.

 

I don't hold much hope for him though........

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i just heard that Texas has recently changed their laws to let its citizens carry handguns in public.

 

WTF?

 

the whole constitution law regarding arms was to let all citizens the right to bear arms in case the government turns against them. That i believe was the intent.

 

Also, have you ever been on a forum or a place to comment about guns in the USA? I got shredded when i mentioned how Aussies have strict gun laws.

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I got shredded when i mentioned how Aussies have strict gun laws.

We are oppressed and don't realise how much we need guns to make us safer.

Yeah, they just don't understand how we can get by with no guns just as much as we don't understand them.

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What do we need guns for? Most Australians have cars, and cyclists are much easier to hit with a bumper than a bullet.

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