Ahh, the old extension of manhood argument. LOL, because nothing says manhood like having to completely rely on strangers to protect you. "You sir, who can fully protect yourself against all threats, only carry a gun because your self esteem. Meanwhile, I shall rely on law and order to save me! Because I'm a real man!"Yep just my opinion but I find the love of guns to be unhealthy , their glorification, the butch macho non sense, the dismissal of any one or any country that doesn't share 'Americas' love of guns to be a lesser person or country.
The view that guns are not a perhaps necessary but dangerous tool but some how an extension of someone's manhood to be rather pathetic and rather unhealthy.
That doesn't sound right at all...
Ask the British why they didn't want the Irish to have guns.How , I live in rural Ireland I almost all crime statitics its comes out as one of the most peaceful, crime free places in the world, why would I need a gun?
Also, before you (like many other Europeans) toot your utopia horn, you better be sure Ireland actually is low crime.
Crime levels 56.68 Ranked 29th. 2% more than US
United States 55.84 Ranked 30th.
Crime Stats: compare key data on Ireland & United States
You're utterly reliant on law enforcement for your protection, so I should think you don't hold them in negative view. I should hope you are a true believer in them saving you whenever you need help, or life would be quite stressful.Fortunately I don't have your negative view of the powers of law and order
But here in the United States, and this has been upheld by the Supreme Court, neither police nor any other govt service actually has a legal responsibility to protect any citizens. You can be getting raped and strangled right in front of a cop and they don't have to do anything besides arrest the perpetrator after (if they feel like it), and the worst that happens to them is they get fired for violating dept policy. Because I know that, and because I'm friends and related to many police officers, and I know how they do their jobs and how much they actually care about helping others, and because I take personal responsibility seriously, I arm myself. Maybe just a pocket knife. Maybe I'll carry a little seven shot pocket pistol. Maybe a full size Glock. I don't need to call the cops when I hear a bump in the night, or realize I'm being tailed as I walk my dog at night. I can and will take care of myself.
If you make anti-gun references to the US, going so far as to equate them with manhood (lol, tell that to the IRA, who you owe your freedom to), you can't bail out afterwards when someone brings up firearms in America, where their ownership is highest, and the flip flop nature that the areas with the lowest amount of firearms, the strictest firearm laws, have crime levels that are some of the worst in the worst.Sorry where in this post or on this or any other forum have I advocated that America should have no guns?
I actually don't understand why the debate is always the simplistic guns or no guns ?
I don't think it wise for Ireland or the UK etc to adopt American gun laws but equally I don't see why the US should adopt European laws, in fact both courses would be very unwise.
Do you even bother learning about any of this before posting your opinion? Hint: Why is Australia's gun laws so restrictive? What event triggered that? Did that stop massacres from happening further?I don't think guns are the problem as such-- other countries have guns eg Canada and Australia (more controlled than the USA) and even where I love most farmers will have shot guns. However they don't seem to have the problems the US has, I agree with the point about cities and gangs (although that applies to Europe as well) but the 'mass shooting'? they are not gang related-- there is something else at play
Also, Canada list is here.