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Message 85 of 310 (669048)
07-26-2012 3:22 PM
Reply to: Message 14 by ScientificBob
07-26-2012 8:32 AM

ScientificBob writes:
Are any of your surprised at the level of violence and murder with firearms in the US, vastly outperforming any other first world country?
To be quite honest, yes, I am. There seems to be something in the American culture that makes them more violent than other cultures. For again, I'd like to point to Switzerland, where there are estimates of 1.2 million to 3 million guns being in circulation on a populace of 8 million people. Yet somehow, the Swiss don't have incidents like this. There must be an explanation for this, yet I can't think of any.
Now, one could ask: for such a violent nation, should guns be so readily available? Sadly, the answer eludes me at the time.
I think that at the VERY LEAST, there should be a clear line between defensive weapons and assault/war weapons. Be serious, no civilian needs a Rambo-sized gun.
Tell that to the Swiss.
Frankly, I think it's sickening. Getting a hold of massive weaponry in the US is FAR to easy.
It's even easier in Switzerland. You're given a gun upon completion of your mandatory training in the militia.

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