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Post Reply Why is it that people think gun ownership means you're either stupid or a redneck?
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I understand that many countries have little to no firearms among the populace, their police force included. I just don't see why it's looked down upon so harshly- am I ignorant to their culture, or is it generally frowned upon everywhere else than in the US?

Just trying to get an honest opinion from a few people in different countries.
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Because they're a bunch of plebs with no idea about the importance of firearms.
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flipmane wrote:

What are the importance of firearms, in your opinion?


To make crimes easier.

If we don't have one, we rob someone's house and, if we're lucky, find a gun inside.

So, next time, as we do another crime, we have an insurance. Wink wink
We might rob the same house where we got the gun at the first place. Wink wink

Just kidding joke joke
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What's a redneck anyway?
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Are rednecks aware that they're rednecks?
Posted 1/18/15
To be honest, I kind of still do think that. Most of the pro-gun advocates are in some way falling under the umbrella of redneck, but not all of them.

I don't support guns at all And I do think we need to take influence from countries like Japan, who has strict gun laws and the among the lowest homicide by gun rates in the world.


Also, most people who are heavily into guns are hunters, and my personal thoughts on people who hunt can be explained by me just putting this
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I didn't know stupid was different than redneck, I thought all stupid gun owners were rednecks.\


No offense.


AiYumega wrote:

To be honest, I kind of still do think that. Most of the pro-gun advocates are in some way falling under the umbrella of redneck, but not all of them.

I don't support guns at all And I do think we need to take influence from countries like Japan, who has strict gun laws and the among the lowest homicide by gun rates in the world.


Also, most people who are heavily into guns are hunters, and my personal thoughts on people who hunt can be explained by me just putting this


You have to take in mind the homogeneous nature of Japan as well. Responsibly handled, guns are quite useful. True, the statistics are in favor of no guns at all, but that's no excuse to discriminate against responsible owners. It's like legislating a law to allow Breathometers in every car, which would no doubt affect 97% of the responsible drinkers in the US.


I also like to point out the killing spree by a police officer in the 80s in South Korea by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woo_Bum-kon, which I believe would've ended early if someone had a gun. Guns are like cars. Dangerous, sure, but ultimately useful under the right person.
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severticas wrote:

What's a redneck anyway?


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It's tricky to think about >.< I'd prefer if the average citizen didn't have a gun, but then it'd just lead to a black market of guns... The thing is, I live in America, and for some reason, a lot of America seems to like guns.
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AiYumega wrote:

To be honest, I kind of still do think that. Most of the pro-gun advocates are in some way falling under the umbrella of redneck, but not all of them.

I don't support guns at all And I do think we need to take influence from countries like Japan, who has strict gun laws and the among the lowest homicide by gun rates in the world.


Also, most people who are heavily into guns are hunters, and my personal thoughts on people who hunt can be explained by me just putting this


Even the people who hunt so their family can eat?


Fuddbender wrote:


severticas wrote:

What's a redneck anyway?




That isn't a redneck. That's a person with a fabulous fashion sense.
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I dont agree with it in any way whatever, sorry. I think even the fact we slaughter animals in factories is disgusting, let alone hunting them.

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AiYumega wrote:




I dont agree with it in any way whatever, sorry. I think even the fact we slaughter animals in factories is disgusting, let alone hunting them.



Are you a vegetarian/ vegan?
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flipmane wrote:


AiYumega wrote:




I dont agree with it in any way whatever, sorry. I think even the fact we slaughter animals in factories is disgusting, let alone hunting them.



Are you a vegetarian/ vegan?


I accidentally read this as virgin.

Back on topic, I reconcile my beliefs in the fact that animals taste good, and I want to eat them. They're not a sentient species, they're animals for crying out loud, and they lack the consciousness of fully developed species. They are inferior to us, thus we can eat them. Doesn't mean we can torture them in my opinion.

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I was a vegetarian for over 3 years, and a vegan also. Doctors ordered me to stop, and now I begrudingly eat chicken sparingly.

I don't wear leather, and don't wear any sort of animal fur either. If I were allowed to, I'd still be a vegetarian, but...
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I never thought that all pro gun people would be stupid Rednecks but i do admit that i believe that they all are at the very least short sighted.
People believing that owning and using a deadly weapon is for the best of safety and preventing crime just can not be thinking all too much.
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