Okay so this is probably a subject too wide for one thread but I figured what the heck, I'd try anyway.
A couple of things which don't make sense..
In the UK the average citizen is not considered responsible enough to own and keep a firearm but they may drive an LGV even if they're too stupid to tie their own shoe laces (it is a right after all no?).
In the US the average citizen is allowed to carry a firearm but they can't buy automatic weapons. You can buy a box of linked 7.62mm ammo but you can't buy anything that would normally fire it.
In the UK a person in a car is required to wear a seatbelt, a motorcyclist is required to wear a helmet and you shouldn't ride a bicycle without one of those mushroom shaped things on your noggin yet you can buy a car which will do 200mph + even though the speed "limit" is 70mph.
Now is it just me or can people not decide whether their populace is a group of responsible people with brains or a bunch of sheep?
Should governments really get this involved in day to day living?
If people really need to be controlled to the extent where certain safety procedures become mandatory then is the whole democracy idea really just a façade?