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Grey Acumen said:
I'd hardly put gun ownership at 90%, it's probably in the 50%-80% range, at least after all the various restrictions and the like.
Gun ownership is a right and a responsibility, responsible gun owners who have kids usually DON'T make the gun an off limits item, because then the kid doesn't know how to use it, understand it, or respect the danger that it is capable of.
The best thing to do is start from an early age teaching your kid how to handle a gun and all the rules of safety surrounding them. Of course, one of the hallmarks of responsibility is that you STICK to those safety rules yourself and don't try to show off with your drinking buddies or to impress your kid.

Part of the reason why gun ownership is such an issue is because that basically is insurance that the government is actually working for the citizens rather than itself. After all, if the government decides to do something it shouldn't be doing, what are you going to do to stop it? Sue?
With the type of advancements in weaponry that exist today, basic home firearms really aren't going to do that much, so in many ways, possession of firearms is almost more of a symbol, but it's still an important symbol.

 It's 90 guns for every 100 people because a lot of people like to gun collect, or have a couple differnt rifles and a pistol etc.



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No, because I'm British



I grew up doing skeet shooting and some hunting (most of our hunts were busts, but now we're duck hunting with some success). Recreational use of firearms isn't exactly common, since not everyone has a place to go shoot, but it's not entirely uncommon either.

Note that I'm talking about shotguns and some rifles. I don't know many people who own handguns and I have a general distaste for the idea of keeping a gun for self-defense. All of my family's guns are locked up when not in use.



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ismael said:
i think having firearms is more dangerous than no having then, if nobody have firearms, you don't have to protect yourself against them, of couse here there are people who have arms but at least, i know that most of people don't have guns, so i feel secure

ROFL. Oh wow... ismael, that's really really a great thought, but it's roughly the same as saying if we didn't have criminals, then we wouldn't need police. It just ISN'T going to happen. SOMEBODY WILL have guns. So you DO have to protect yourself against them.

I would feel most secure knowing that EVERY one of my fellow citizens had a gun, because then there would never be a point at which I was the only person capable of defending me from that occasional criminal who WILL have the gun whether he's supposed to have it or not.

 



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Man, there are some extremely standard stereotype Americans here it seems... :s



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People with guns have small penisses.



Yup, cuz I luv watchin Nascar, and if I didn't get tu carree ma boomstick, thin ah would'n be able to shoot out the punk's tires that's beaten the car I'm rootin fer. You think we watch it fer th' drivin? It's the splosions!
Only thin better'n that is when we do midnight keg stand nascar shotgun joustin on july 4th durin the fireworks!

and then our kids find'emselves some faggots to beat up after they do a line of coke and squirt acid in their eye before having unprotected sex at the age of 14!

Everyone know's that's the american way for gunowners! 



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And some people feel easily addressed, it seems. Also, they use sarcasm when they feel intimidated?



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Grey Acumen said:
ismael said:
i think having firearms is more dangerous than no having then, if nobody have firearms, you don't have to protect yourself against them, of couse here there are people who have arms but at least, i know that most of people don't have guns, so i feel secure

ROFL. Oh wow... ismael, that's really really a great thought, but it's roughly the same as saying if we didn't have criminals, then we wouldn't need police. It just ISN'T going to happen. SOMEBODY WILL have guns. So you DO have to protect yourself against them.

I would feel most secure knowing that EVERY one of my fellow citizens had a gun, because then there would never be a point at which I was the only person capable of defending me from that occasional criminal who WILL have the gun whether he's supposed to have it or not.

 

but i wonder, if a lot of people have guns, there are posibles "criminals" in each person that have them, has it somenthing to do with USA being one of the countries where there are more crimes.

Nobody is a killer until they kill someone, this it why i said "possible criminals".

 



I just don't want stupid or crazy people having guns anywhere near me



 

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