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What's with America's obsession with guns?

#1jessemoPosted 4/17/2013 9:55:22 PM
Every other developed country in the Western World has common sense gun control legislation and look at their expotential decrease in homicides compared with America's.
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#2TheRealJiraiyaPosted 4/17/2013 9:56:29 PM
Are... are you suggesting we have not also seen a decrease in homicides O.o ?
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#3AceVanquishPosted 4/17/2013 9:58:12 PM
What's with your obsession with guns? Why does it bother you so much? Just stop talking about it and let people have their hobbies.
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#4kmick2Posted 4/17/2013 9:58:31 PM
What other country has 300+ million people?

And it's not an "obsession with guns" that's at the core, it's the freedom that was granted to us, whether it's the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or whatever amendment in the Constitution.
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#5OrcaPosted 4/17/2013 9:59:19 PM
AceVanquish posted...
What's with your obsession with guns? Why does it bother you so much? Just stop talking about it and let people have their hobbies.


Killing people is a hobby?
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#6CC RicersPosted 4/17/2013 9:59:32 PM
It's a correlation with the freedom phenomenon and loss of autonomy. Frankly, I think the gun obsession is inconsistent. People wanting to defend their freedom should be fanatical on all manner of self defense, like the martial arts.
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#7TheOppositePosted 4/17/2013 10:00:36 PM
Lawful gun owners don't commit violent crimes, so if they want to have guns regardless of the type it's their own business.

On the other hand, violent crimes that are committed with guns will be committed regardless of a country's gun laws because criminals don't care about the law. You can restrict or ban guns all you want and criminals will still get them.
#850inchDLPPosted 4/17/2013 10:01:28 PM
We were given the right to bear arms in case the government ever got to much power and oppressed its people. now that the government has to much power and oppresses the people they want to take our guns away. its really that simple.
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#9kmick2Posted 4/17/2013 10:04:32 PM
People wanting to defend their freedom should be fanatical on all manner of self defense, like the martial arts.

Indeed, I'm always amazed at the almost Stockholm Syndrome-like passiveness to being victimized.
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#10CyborgSage00x0Posted 4/17/2013 10:06:48 PM
TheOpposite posted...
Lawful gun owners don't commit violent crimes, so if they want to have guns regardless of the type it's their own business.

On the other hand, violent crimes that are committed with guns will be committed regardless of a country's gun laws because criminals don't care about the law. You can restrict or ban guns all you want and criminals will still get them.


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