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Guns <Serious Answers Only>

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:30 pm
by Fabong
In the last year of my old school a bunch of guys got guns for Christmas. Then I moved to uni and I live with three guys with a keen interest in war and weaponry, basically all through my life I've always know what you might describe as a gun nut. I personally do not see the fascination and I disagree with the right to bear arms in America as I think it just causes more problems. What would your reaction be if guns were legalised here in the UK? Would you go buy your first piece in the excitement? Would you disagree but buy one for protection? Would you refuse to have any part in it?

Myself, I've never fired a gun before and I have refused to so much as hold them before on account of my distaste for them, but on the other hand my flatmate has bullets, grenade shells and knives as decorations in his room. Often I am against the state imposing restrictions on what people can or cannot own but I am firmly in favour of the illegal status of firearms.

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What are your thoughts on guns?

Re: Guns <Down With Them>

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:32 pm
by Cribs
Guns don't solve problems they create them

Re: Guns <Down With Them>

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:35 pm
by Crisps
guns are eton mess

Re: Guns <Down With Them>

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:35 pm
by Crisps
down with guns

Re: Guns <Down With Them>

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:36 pm
by WithLoveAndSqualor
guns for christmas



murica

Re: Guns <Down With Them>

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:36 pm
by Cribs
your thread title is biased btw, nerd

Re: Guns <Down With Them>

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:37 pm
by Psychopath
Like money, in the right hands guns can be a great tool. I don't quite understand some Americans though. Some Americans I've known over the years seem to truly, TRULY believe that banning guns would cause MORE gun crime in the US. This is despite the banning of guns clearly leading to less gun crime elsewhere, like here in the UK. I think the argument is that if guns were banned, how would we defend ourselves from a gunman? The counter argument is that there would be almost no gunmen because there would be no guns. If guns were made legal here I would buy one. I'd need something to defend myself against gun wielding nut jobs.

Re: Guns <Down With Them>

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:38 pm
by Fabong
Cribs wrote:your thread title is biased btw, nerd
Thread title amended
Psychopath wrote:Like money, in the right hands guns can be a great tool
Rhyme some uses off for me.

Re: Guns <Down With Them>

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:40 pm
by Garf
Fabong wrote:
Psychopath wrote:Like money, in the right hands guns can be a great tool
Rhyme some uses off for me.
shooting things

Re: Guns <What About Them>

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:41 pm
by Cribs
robbin corner shops

Re: Guns <Down With Them>

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:41 pm
by Crisps
Fabong wrote:
Psychopath wrote:Like money, in the right hands guns can be a great tool
Rhyme some uses off for me.
1) warding garf off your steak and kidney
2) warding garf off your shepherds
3) warding garf off your cottage

Re: Guns <Down With Them>

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:42 pm
by Fabong
Garf wrote:
Fabong wrote:
Psychopath wrote:Like money, in the right hands guns can be a great tool
Rhyme some uses off for me.
shooting things
Cribs wrote:robbin corner shops
That's not useful, nobody should be doing these things. Guns are for killing people with and I can't approve of it.

Re: Guns <What About Them>

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:43 pm
by Garf
You can shoot things other than people though


also i don't want any of your damn steak and kidney pie crisps

Re: Guns <What About Them>

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:43 pm
by Fabong
You shouldn't be shooting anything tbh

Re: Guns <What About Them>

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:44 pm
by Cribs
polls need to tell us who voted for what btw, we need to quietly condemn people

Re: Guns <What About Them>

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:44 pm
by Crisps
damn right you don't

Re: Guns <What About Them>

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:45 pm
by LFF
Guns don't kill people, rappers do.

Re: Guns <What About Them>

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:46 pm
by Edd
Guns. Should be shot to the Sun.
With...a gun?

A poem by Edd

Re: Guns <What About Them>

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:47 pm
by Fabong
LFF wrote:Guns don't kill people, rappers do.
wow offensive tbh

Re: Guns <What About Them>

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:12 pm
by LFF
I seen it in a documentary on BBC 2.

Re: Guns <What About Them>

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:13 pm
by Fabong
I can't argue with that

Re: Guns <What About Them>

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:16 pm
by Rik
On the one hand we are presently much safer in the UK without guns
On the other hand, when the zombie apocalypse arrives we're basically gooseberry fool

Re: Guns <What About Them>

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:18 pm
by Fabong
People who want a zombie apocalypse to happen are dumbasses and all

Re: Guns <What About Them>

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:28 pm
by LFF
Sound of the police woo woo woo.

Re: Guns <What About Them>

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:32 pm
by row101
In the US, the right to bear firearms is enshrined in the Constitution.

I think a common argument for The States is that it's just freedom. If they end up being a Police State , the citizens can rise up against the state with their firearms. I think that's the original reason for the Second Amendment. We don't have that. Our government can do whatever the hell they want and there's nothing we can do about it. But America is a country born out of civil unrest, from the citizens rising up against the British. They value the ability to do the same to the current government. As a result, a lot of people feel that if the government takes away our guns, they're attempting to stop the citizens from fighting back and in turn are restricting the values enshrined in the Constitution. Sometimes they don't trust the government and the people in it like we do. They want to be able to fight back against an oppressive regime, and they want the tools required to do so effectively and with as few deaths as possible.

I think that's the idea behind the right to bear arms. Whether modern Americans are really going to fight back against oppression is doubtful, especially since the State has far bigger guns than the citizens.