Only in America - Page 5




 
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Boots
 
November 19th, 2004  
03USMC
 
 
Since it's such a huge problem here in the States. Aren't you glad you live in Canada
November 19th, 2004  
Trevor
 
Don't get me wrong, we have our fair share of troubles up here, but yes, I love this country to death.
November 19th, 2004  
03USMC
 
 
Good you should love your Country. But it never ceases to amaze me that People who do not reside here know whats best for us.
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Boots
November 19th, 2004  
Kane
 
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But it never ceases to amaze me that People who do not reside here know whats best for us.
Yes, perhaps the international world does know what's best for us. In exchange, we should continue to understand what is best for other people throughout the world as well.

Pertaining to the right to bear arms I believe that this constitutional right should continue to exist, however, it must be controlled strictly. I can assure you that a majority of Americans don't want mentally ill or murderers acquiring firearms.

Speaking from personal experience, my fellow neighbor, who was a NYPD police officer, was shot and killed by an unknown criminal in front of my old apartment's sidewalk. Several years ago, my friend and I accidently drove into disputed gang-held territory in LA and later pinned down by AK-47s. Luckily, we were able to escape unharmed.
After these two incidents, I was beginning to question the constitutional right to bear arms. But, that was only 5-6 years ago and I still feel no strong objection to this right.
November 19th, 2004  
03USMC
 
 
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Originally Posted by Secrecy
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But it never ceases to amaze me that People who do not reside here know whats best for us.
Yes, perhaps the international world does know what's best for us. In exchange, we should continue to understand what is best for other people throughout the world as well.
I have a hard time believing that the "international community" knows what is best for US. Although thats what the UN would like us to believe.

I do not advocate the curtailment of rights or the ignoring of US interests just to give certain nations a warm fuzzy feeling.
November 19th, 2004  
egoz
 
secrecy, that unfortunate those things happened to you. but even the strictest gun laws won't prevent weapons from getting into the country or people from acquiring them. look at japan for example. they have very strict gun laws but people are still able to get ahold of automatic weapons.
November 19th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
The problem is not gun, the problem is people or more exactly the society.
November 19th, 2004  
Kane
 
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secrecy, that unfortunate those things happened to you. but even the strictest gun laws won't prevent weapons from getting into the country or people from acquiring them. look at japan for example. they have very strict gun laws but people are still able to get ahold of automatic weapons.
A law that is not properly enforced results instances like this.
November 20th, 2004  
egoz
 
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Originally Posted by Secrecy
A law that is not properly enforced results instances like this.
it's still illegal to bring in assault rifles into the states, but enforcing that is just as difficult as stopping drugs from coming into the states. if you're trying to say that law enforcement isn't working hard enough, or that federal agents don't put their time in, then you really have to reassess what's going on. i know a few agents and officers and they work their asses off, so don't insult them by saying they can't enforce laws in this country.
November 20th, 2004  
Kane
 
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it's still illegal to bring in assault rifles into the states, but enforcing that is just as difficult as stopping drugs from coming into the states. if you're trying to say that law enforcement isn't working hard enough, or that federal agents don't put their time in, then you really have to reassess what's going on. i know a few agents and officers and they work their asses off, so don't insult them by saying they can't enforce laws in this country.
What are you talking about? did I mention about agents and officers? And what do you mean "few"? There are many agents and officers that are working their asses off!

The reason why laws are not properly enforced is because of the government shows very little effort in doing so. It is still legal to hold assault rifles in the states. The Assualt weapons ban has expired and the Bush Administration did virtually very little of trying to limit the amount of assualt weapons.
ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms) agents have done a superb job and will continue to do a good job if they continue to have strong and competent leaders.