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Shiroppu wrote:

It's human rights. You should be able to own a gun as long as you have proper screening, paperwork, and medical attention.


Depends on where you live. I think it is the case in the United States (second amendment), but not in Canada.


I don't know... it just makes me feel uncomfortable knowing I will not be able to defend myself if police or anyone else tries to harm me.
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Shiroppu wrote:


Cloakedboltz wrote:


Shiroppu wrote:

It's human rights. You should be able to own a gun as long as you have proper screening, paperwork, and medical attention.


Depends on where you live. I think it is the case in the United States (second amendment), but not in Canada.


I don't know... it just makes me feel uncomfortable knowing I will not be able to defend myself if police or anyone else tries to harm me.


This is the reason we enshrine the right to bear arms in the US. You have a natural right to defend yourself. If the means of defense is removed, you have effectively removed the right to defend yourself.

That's the only reasoning that I think works anyway, being slightly left of center on the political spectrum like I am. Under this reasoning, I think outright bans are a problem but I don't see why states and locals can't require licensing and regulation in the US.
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I've heard that the reason that American's feel the need for guns can be traced back to the birth of their nation.That is America was formed by a revolution so there is a lingering mistrust of civil authority,(the police,government etc). Where elsewhere country's went from monarchy or other forms of non democratic governments to democratic slowly so civil authority evolved with their governments.
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@tenchi22 That is certainly a plausible hypothesis. There is also the fact that even to this day, there are those whose livelihood and life itself depends on their gun. America's not all New York, Chicago, and LA. In some places, the nearest cop may be 50 miles away or more.

Even in urban areas, having a handgun might mean surviving a situation to which the police are not obligated to respond.

So, obviously I believe in the right to bear arms (but not the right to arm bears :P). However I also believe that right should be one that is easy to lose. ie, show irresponsibility and lose your right to have it. Get caught doing something stupid with your gun and you lose it. And I'd extend that to the owner's immediate family and any roommates: if they do something stupid with your gun, you lose it.
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I think people should be able to have guns.It is not true that guns can kill.People can kill.If a person is killed by gunfire,you don't blame the gun,you should blame the person.Guns don't kill people;people kill people.Banning guns might lower gun-related crimes, but it definitely will NOT erase it.If a ban on guns actually does happen,then i'm pretty sure there will be a rise in black market sales for guns(for the people who still want to own a gun).So,if one crime goes down,another crime will go up (THIS IS ALL JUST MY OPINION!)
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