rsonin, I speak English and I believe the 2nd Amendment protects an individual’s right to keep and bear arms. Perhaps you could try supporting your arguments with reason rather than calling others names. Ad hominem attacks are a sign of weakness. First of all, are you arguing in favor of a collective right or should we just ignore the 2nd Amendment as obsolete?
I doubt you have ever been hunting though. Shooting a rabbit with a .50 cal bullet wouldn’t leave much of the rabbit. or should I assume you were using hyperbole?
I guess you aren’t aware that Canada has an almost equivalent percentage of people who own guns as people here in the US. There is no question that the US has a high gun ownership ratio, but using this statistic seems a pretty weak argument to ban firearms considering the percentage of gun owners when you consider that other nations have high ratios without the corresponding mayhem. It has been pointed out on this forum that these statistics do not breakdown the percentage of handgun ownership which accounts for the supermajority of deaths in the US. That’s true, but once again that doesn’t explain why the killing occurred or whether it would have been accomplished by other means such as a knife.
Country Year Population With Guns
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United States 1993 257,783,004 39 %
Norway 1993 4,324,815 32
Canada 1992 28,120,065 29.1
UN Office on Drugs and Crime Survey