Says everyone who has never experienced tyranny and thinks it can't happen where they live.
England has banned guns. Interestingly enough, the government there also has apparently granted itself the ability to make it a crime to report on certain subjects. Dominoes. The first one to tip is gun confiscation. The next domino is free speech, which has already tipped in England and other parts of Europe, where you can be jailed for "hate speech".
Given that the meme had to do with the US Constitution, I'm just curious of the keyboard pacifist has ever read the US Constitution? It seems very foolhardy to call BS on something that you have never read.
The hypothetical scenario with hypothetical outcome... and I'm not allowed to call BS on it? c'mon.
The England hate speech reference probably has more to do with the high Islamic population growth than weapon laws. The increase in the PC "don't offend anyone, especially minorities" culture wouldn't be helping anything or anyone. I doubt they have outright 'banned' guns in england, moreso put in place mechanisms so its freaking difficult to obtain a gun 'legally'.
Australia hasn't banned guns either - we just have things in place so that if you want a gun, no worries, fill in ALOT of paperwork, have police background checks to ensure your criminal history (if any) doesn't show you of character to misuse arms, probably a check of a mental health register (i hope) and pay a buttload for the weapon also. If its a hand gun you must be part of a pistol club and attend regular meets to ensure you are actively using the gun. It, and ammo must also be stored appropriately, and the police will regularly attend your home to ensure it is being stored correctly. Rifles are different, you can apply for a hunting licence and there are far less required of you once you own the gun. Gun Safes are mandatory i believe for all weapons.
Naturally this is the wrong thread for this focused topic - but > The gun buy back scheme that you'll have heard of back in the day after the Pt Arthur shooting, and to this day we still hold gun amnesty periods where people can surrender guns into police no questions asked; were/are held only to the appetite of honest people. If you want something bad enough, you'll get it.
I guess the cultural attitude to anything is - if you've always had it, keep it. I doubt Australia really had that many weapons to start with (per head) but we've never had an abundance of guns in our culture and its just our norm.
Barraspaulding, check out the "never again" thread. See references to Norway. Guns kept locked up at safe government controlled facilities. Look up "quisling". See also "decimation".
I admit the United States is unique. Our basis for governance is that The People give legitimacy to the Government, not the other way around. It's an experiment. We have nobody that can claim Kingship by the grace of God.
Our First law, is you can complain. And worship as you see fit.
I'll take it that Barraspaulding has never read the US Constitution. Not sure how much history he has read. Personally, I didn't read nearly enough history when I was young. I still managed to grasp that the "hypothetical" situation, seems to be a repeating trend in history.
It's funny to hear how guns aren't "banned" in the UK and Australia. In the strictest sense of language, no they are not banned. In reality, you are banned from having your choice of what works best to defend yourself, family, and country. It's a bit like passing laws that prevent the use of a motorcycle anywhere but at a government approved competition. Nope, sure didn't ban them, but you sure can't go out for a ride. Semantics.
Back on track, and a not so hypothetical example of those who favor banning guns...