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View Poll Results: Should civilians be permitted to own guns?

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  • NO! Guns are EVIL and serve no good purpose.

    21 15.67%
  • YES! Guns are USEFUL and are nice to have when you need them.

    79 58.96%
  • Maybe... I wouldn't own one, but I don't mind if you do.

    30 22.39%
  • What's a gun?

    4 2.99%
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    If guns were banned we just see a huge spike in illegal firearms sale. So the bad guys still have guns but the good guys dont. :P

    Also while yes they are more deadly you have to relize also, cars are deadly too. You could easily get into a semi and plow over groups of people and kill with much more efficency than you could with a gun. All the murders done with guns were done with the intent to kill, and sense they already had that intent and that will to kill one can only assume that they would be just as willing to kill someone with a knife or a a blunt object.



    Also this.

    PS You know those police that anti-gun people say should be the only ones with guns, They have access to all sorts of body armour, automatic weapons, and high caliber rifles and could easily out-gun any civilian with a completely legal weapon(assuming you live in one of the more moderate states, Texas I dont know about) and the fact that they can easily radio in MORE people with the same access leads me to wonder why they didnt show up and, you know, save all those people being killed by the evil nasty legal guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    Oh, come on... as though England didn't have its own civil war...
    C'mon Oberon, we're not England - we beat them at cricket!

    And most interesting we have never had a War of Independence, nor have we had a Civil War.

    In fact we gained our Independence and we united a whole Continent without killing anyone - "there is no blood on the wattle".

    And it is probably fair to say that we are a model modern State.

    How lucky you are to have us a friend and ally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ByMySword View Post
    And I'm anti-democracy by the way. Republic is where its at.
    Our name is the, "Commonwealth of Australia".

    And, "Commonwealth", is the old English word for, "Republic".

    So we are, even in name, a Republic.

    But also we are a Monarchy. And in 1999 we had a referendum and the whole of Australia, except for one small territory, voted to keep the Queen.

    And not only are we a Republic and a Monarchy but we are democratic to a fault. We have nine Parliaments for 20 million Subjects. And, "Mateship", is invoked by both sides of Parliament, by the Conservatives as well as the Social Democrats.

    And as well we salute the Great Republic across the Pacific.

    Happy Independence Day.

    Victor.

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    I think that the freedom to know how to use and own a firearm is one of the reasons that makes the US such a great place to live, HOWEVER, I think that guns should be more strictly controlled and don't get into the hands of the mentally ill (a la Virginia Tech) or anyone else with a known criminal record, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    And most interesting we have never had a War of Independence, nor have we had a Civil War.

    In fact we gained our Independence and we united a whole Continent without killing anyone - "there is no blood on the wattle".
    Congrats. We weren't so lucky, unfortunately. The Brits just wouldn't leave us alone.

    And it is probably fair to say that we are a model modern State.

    How lucky you are to have us a friend and ally.
    I like having friends.

    Our name is the, "Commonwealth of Australia".

    And, "Commonwealth", is the old English word for, "Republic".

    So we are, even in name, a Republic.

    But also we are a Monarchy. And in 1999 we had a referendum and the whole of Australia, except for one small territory, voted to keep the Queen.

    And not only are we a Republic and a Monarchy but we are democratic to a fault. We have nine Parliaments for 20 million Subjects. And, "Mateship", is invoked by both sides of Parliament, by the Conservatives as well as the Social Democrats.
    I must say, that is impressive. What would you say the negative aspects of this would be, if any? Where could the system use some fine tuning?

    And as well we salute the Great Republic across the Pacific.

    Happy Independence Day.

    Victor.
    Thank you! You are a gentleman and a scholar, good sir, and your gesture is most appreciated.

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    The liberals will have to pry my guns from my dead lifeless fingers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ByMySword View Post
    What would you say the negative aspects of this would be, if any? Where could the system use some fine tuning?
    I'm temperamentally unsuited for politics. So I would only become involved in politics if things were going very bad and there was no one else for the job.

    Fortunately our politics work like clockwork so I can pursue other things.

    And fortunately if you get the politics right, most other things come right as well.

    We call ourselves The Lucky Country but in truth we have made our own luck.

    And what we have created is distinctive and unique, particularly in politics. And it works because we make it work.

    And how lucky I am that this leaves me free to enjoy cultural pursuits.

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    I personally wouldn't own a gun,
    especially when I'm older and have children.
    I understand the desire to have a gun
    and I respect that right entirely,
    but I don't think I would ever want a gun.

    Maybe a guard dog or good alarm system lol!
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    The thing about governments, governments dont kill people, people kill people, its the same as saying guns kill, no they dont, not unless they are made to.

    There needs to be a revitalisation of personal responsibility and individual conscience, every crme and every act of genocide takes a lot of mental preparation in its perpetrators.

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    Personally, I believe that it is a right to own a firearm.

    However, I also believe it is a responsibility, nay, duty, to educate oneself on the proper use, maintenance, and especially the safety of said firearm should you choose to exercise said right.

    I also think it goes without speaking that you forfeit your right of ownership when you commit violent crimes. There should also be said limitations to the diagnosed mentally ill.
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