- Jun 30, 2012
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Would definitely appreciate it if you are able to dig that out, sounds interesting.Again this is complete ignorance to the 2nd Amendment and why the US is the way it is.
Sheriff David Clarke did a goo job of explaining how the Constitution and 2nd Amendment went hand in hand with the freeing of the slaves, and their right to self defence. Ill try and find it.
Exactly and thats why different states off differing types of licensing and checks for different firearms. With many different requirements for training and purchasing. Its not always a case of just cracking on.
An "AR15" fires no differently to many hunting rifles found in the UK. It is also possible to own a .50 Rifle in the UK. With proper reason to do so and training, and you get put on a very important list with the police.
To be honest I don't necessarily have an issue with the ownership of guns. My gripe with the American system is the (perceived by me) simplicity of access to guns. I admittedly have no idea on the ins and out of regulations but judging solely on the frequency of mass shootings there must be a problem somewhere in the system. I am definitely speaking from an outside viewpoint though, it could be I'm making 2+2=5.
Is there a realistic chance of the American people being able to defend themselves against the military?Its about giving the Citizens of the USA the ability and chance to defend themselves against a Government backed Military or police force that they could use to impose on the Public. The Founding fathers did a really interesting and good job about implementing a system of checks and balances and safeguarding against corruption. Thats why Presidents can only do 2 terms in Office.
Think of it like this, the UK get forced to stay in the EU, it the deploys its EU army compromising of various people from across the EU into the UK with a view to overthrow the democratically elected UK Government. How would we as a public be able to defend against such abuse of power and tyranny? (and funny how the non democratic EU wanted an Army, with no accountability and answers to themselves... its like the Sturmabeitlung all over again).
I'm just not sure that the 'what if' scenario outweighs the problems arising from mass gun ownership. Especially when I cant see any way that an armed militia would come out on top in that situation.
Australia was a perfect example of reduced gun crime after bringing in heavier restrictions and regulations on ownership.
Edit: I should make clear that I was referring to the mass shootings in Australia, I haven't looked at general gun crime rates.