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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyyukon View Post
    if there's muggers running around with guns in your neighborhood.
    If there are muggers running around with guns in your neighbourhood you do as we did. We passed a law making guns illegal. We bought back all the guns. But in the case of criminals we have a special police task force with Intelligence that locates and confiscates illegal guns and takes the offenders to Court.

    All you need is the political will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    The Americans took up arms against their Government in 1776 and unfortunately they were wildly successful.
    So today they arm themselves against their Government as a celebration of their successful and illegal violence of 1776.

    Your qualms against the United States seem to revolve around its global sphere of imperialism. Yet you state that you would rather Britain continued its own empire than the United States break off.


    It's like the Tumblr people who want to ban 4chan because they're "liberating" us from racists, when there are still racists congregating in real life and on websites like Stormfront and they're not doing anything about them there. And they threaten to destroy a website and limit freedom of expression to promote "freedom" from people they have prematurely judged as racists, even when the majority of 4chan goers are not racist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nihilogen View Post
    Your qualms against the United States seem to revolve around its global sphere of imperialism. Yet you state that you would rather Britain continued its own empire than the United States break off.
    The British Empire ended peacefully and the nations of the British Empire formed themselves into the Commonwealth of Nations under the Crown.

    Yes, 53 independent nations freely and voluntarily chose to join the Commonwealth of Nations under the Crown.

    In historical terms the British Empire was a model empire. And we remember the British Empire with affection and trust.

    Not one of the 53 nations of the Commonwealth of Nations needed to have a violent revolution against lawful authority in order to gain their independence.

    So the interesting question remains: why did the USA alone need to have a violent revolution against lawful authority in order to gain their independence?

    And an interesting corollary is: what effect did this unnecessary violent revolution have on the American psyche?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    Sorry, I don't get all bent out of shape about the rights of armed criminals. Enjoy your bleeding heart.
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    Using labels such as 'criminal', 'bad guy', 'hoodlum', 'gangster', you don't even have to think before you pass judgment. The world can be so blissfully simple!

    Have you ever done anything illegal?
    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    I've done several illegal things today.
    You must understand, Nico, the condition of his self-unawareness precedes all other thoughts. That is how these comments can string together at all.
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    Remember, you are promoting a gun culture that is criminal in Australia, and takes an extraordinary number of American lives every year, including children.

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