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06 Nov 2017 08:18:34

As an American Anglophile what's your take on gun control in the US? Would be interested in your views.

{Ed002's Note - There needs to be far stricter control than there is. Unless there is a need to own a gun they should be kept at shooting clubs or not allowed at all. Pretty much anyone can go and buy any type of guns in pretty much every state without hinder. It is an absolute nonsense and rules similar to the UK should be introduced.}

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06 Nov 2017 14:54:51
I think you're spot on Ed.

06 Nov 2017 15:18:31
Problem is, you try taking guns off people that already have guns. Doesn't get you far.

{Ed002's Note - Other countries have managed it perfectly well.}

06 Nov 2017 15:21:36
Ed002 for President.

06 Nov 2017 15:25:05
Thanks Ed002.

I suppose the problem for the US now is that there are so many guns out there and gun control now won’t solve that unless everyone agrees to hand in their weapons and I really don’t see that happening.

It’s a terrible situation for everyone concerned.

{Ed002's Note - Idiots like the NRA have a great deal of support.}

06 Nov 2017 15:27:44
Australia have a good system as well.

{Ed002's Note - Yes indeed.}

06 Nov 2017 15:49:00
My daughter and her fiancée have arranged their upcoming wedding next summer in Las Vegas. at the Mandalay Bay!

I am sure security will be tight but I expect guests who were looking forward to the occasion may now be a little anxious.

{Ed002's Note - They have nothing to worry about Tommy. Numerically the chances of your daughter's wedding party being attacked near zero.}

06 Nov 2017 15:58:42
I think it’s the mindset of a lot of american people, hence the conflict. Unless you live in an area where being eaten by an animal is a legit worry or you’re in ISIS central I cannot fathom any understanding as to why a ‘normal’ person would want a gun.

06 Nov 2017 16:53:11
I live in the most heavily armed state in the country (Kentucky), and we have one of the lowest crime rates, especially in areas of burglary and assault (keep in mind Ky is one of the poorest states in the country too. ) More than 3/ 4 of citizens own firearms in Ky. It's easy to make guns the enemy, and I agree with ed002 that there needs to be more restrictions on who can and can not get them. However, it is also important to recognize that each area, be it a city or town, has different needs. The small town I am from, it is not uncommon to see people carrying pistols on their hip.

I also think its difficult to restrict big crime cities (Chicago, New York, Seattle, etc) from getting guns. The only guns that would be confiscated are those owned by law abiding citizens. Criminals have illegal guns, and would never turn them in in good faith.

There really is no perfect solution. As far as the NRA is concerned; money talks, and they're a big part of the problem. However, don't take my guns away, I've done nothing wrong.

06 Nov 2017 21:01:00
As fascinating as the gun chat is, could we take it to other pages please. People need room on this page to rant on about Migs, have a moan at Hendo and rubbish our defence, don’t ya know!

06 Nov 2017 22:28:53
TjRed, I lived in Cincinnati for 14 years so I know Kentucky very well. Making guns the enemy is not the issue as majority of gun-owners actually support common-sense gun legislation and restrictions. The problem as you say, is the NRA who have most politicians (most conservatives and some red state-democrats) in their pockets and that is where the prob is. It may be difficult to do restrictions in big cities BUT New York has succeeded in doing that over the past decades and crime is actually extremely low there as well as Seattle and other progressive states. Chicago is difficult as they do have gun restrictions (some of the strictest) BUT the illegal guns on the streets come from Indiana, where there is no restrictions at all.

Also, the NRA has hijacked the whole conversation as the 2nd amendment via the Heller case has has been ruled as not being absolute and that people are not a regulated militia hence, gun restrictions can be placed on a federal level and state levels.

But they act as if it is absolute and the extremists buy into it and then by so many guns hence, gun sales go up and they make money an some say, on the backs of victims of mass shootings as they want NO gun regulations at all.

07 Nov 2017 03:59:58
That’s interesting Loris. I am inclined to agree with you on pretty much everything you said. I’m sure the eds want this conversation gone, so let’s leave it at that 😎.



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