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Re: Another US shooting..
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2007, 04:03:52 PM »
Friar Tuck already posted this one, but yeah. Guns eh? *waits for flame war to erupt again, and goes for popcorn*

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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2007, 04:05:37 PM »
ah, sorry. only just read it, thought it was breaking news, but i see it's not now.

gun laws, hmm. funny how there's not many incidents like this in countries where guns are banned.

although london is getting pretty bad lately I suppose.
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Re: Another US shooting..
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2007, 04:07:22 PM »
Plenty in the Northern cities too. The Bradford area seems to get them in spates, but its been quietish lately.

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Re: Another US shooting..
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2007, 04:08:55 PM »
There are almost 300 million Americans. There are about as many guns there as people. Considering that, these shootings are pretty rare, even if it's a tragedy every time it happens.

Wanna have Swedish or British gun laws in the US too? Only the criminals armed? I talked with a girl on a Swedish site before. She told me that her taser, that she has to have illegally due to our gun laws, has saved her from being raped once.

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Re: Another US shooting..
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2007, 04:10:26 PM »
I'd love a taser.  :angel:

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Re: Another US shooting..
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2007, 04:12:14 PM »
I'd love a taser.  :angel:

I'd love it too. Typically, she's a foreign girl. A Swedish girl would usually be too ridiculously law-abiding to get herself a taser or know the people who could get her one.

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Re: Another US shooting..
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2007, 04:21:24 PM »
Wanna have Swedish or British gun laws in the US too?

no, i don't think it would be possible to implement, basically for the reasons you said.
But I *don't* want US gun laws in britain

Yes, you can currently get hold of guns in this country if you're part of the right kind of gang etc. and some police do have guns  here.
But with the number of twats who go out on a friday night to get beered up and start fights in town centres (or anyone else in some temporary violent rage), i would feel a lot better if there wasn't someone's dad's gun lying around that was just too tempting not to have a play with, or a local store dangling that temptation in their faces.

Tazers is another story though..
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Re: Another US shooting..
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2007, 04:26:48 PM »
In our country, the police always has guns. Guns are not banned here for civilians, but there is no right to carry them for self-protection and the authorities are doing everything they can to stop people from getting guns legally. If I had been a criminal, I'd have no problem getting me a gun.

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Re: Another US shooting..
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2007, 04:37:45 PM »
I don't know how hard it would be to get a gun if i was a determined criminal. I'm more worried about ordinary people having guns lying around when they're feeling a bit crazy or having a heated argument.  or even for self defence - a burglar doesn't necessarily deserve to get shot in the head, although it'd be tempting to shoot him if you were scared and had a gun.

saying that, my stepdad has a gun at home - for clay pigeon shooting.
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Re: Another US shooting..
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2007, 04:46:39 PM »
I could probably get a gun, if I just made an effort great enough. There are also a few European countries where guns are either pretty easy to get legally or illegally.

Why pity a burglar? And why stating that "ordinary people" couldn't handle guns? "Ordinary people" can handle cars, at least good enough to let most people who want have a driver's license.

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Re: Another US shooting..
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2007, 04:55:17 PM »
mostly they could, but i can just imagine (even myself) in a particularly bad mood doing something stupid if a gun was too easily accessible.
cars are dangerous yes but their basic aim isn't to injure others or threaten to.
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Re: Another US shooting..
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2007, 05:23:25 PM »
i would just like to go to a  fucking message board where nobody gives a crap about news headlines for once

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Re: Another US shooting..
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2007, 05:27:09 PM »
 :violin:
set one up. a forum specifically for people who couldn't give a shit about the news.

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Re: Another US shooting..
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2007, 05:27:50 PM »
stfu mrs beesely, george bushes dog