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Huntard
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Message 160 of 236 (668811)
07-24-2012 3:49 PM
Reply to: Message 80 by Briterican
07-23-2012 7:10 PM


Re: Gun control question
Briterican writes:
Funny that America is the only nation that blathers on about guns in this manner. Citizens of the Netherlands, Iceland, Switzerland, these people feel a very strong sense of freedom in their societies without a doubt, and somehow they don't view the exclusion of deadly weaponry from their daily lives as some sort of denial of freedom.
Well, actually, Switzerland is ranked quite high when it comes to private gun ownership, having about 420.000 assault rifles (converted to semi-automatic), 320.000 other semi-automatics and several hunderd thousand semi-automatic "carbines" in circulation. The estimates of total guns owned by private people is estimated between 1.2 and 3 million. Considering there are about 8 million people there, that is a lot of guns.
Yet strangely, they don't kill each other in mass shootings over there. Why Americans do kill each other in such a fashion, I have no idea.

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Huntard
Member (Idle past 2403 days)
Posts: 2870
From: Limburg, The Netherlands
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Message 161 of 236 (668813)
07-24-2012 3:54 PM
Reply to: Message 87 by crashfrog
07-23-2012 7:29 PM


Re: Gun control question
crashfrog writes:
No, I'm sure they don't. But they don't live in countries that originated in armed struggle.
I'd like to beg to differ. My country won its independence after an 80 year war of independence against Spain. Kinda puts those measly 8 years you lot spent fighting to shame.

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