The police are not your first line of defense. The military is not your first line of defense. YOU are your first line of defense. YOU are responsible for you, and the sooner all you weak-minded, weak-spirited spineless worms wake up and realize this the better off we'll all be...namely 'cause the rest of us will no longer have to endure your childish whining.
To be prepared for war is the most effective way to maintain peace. Gun Control DOES NOT keep law-abiding citizens safe. It DOES NOT keep guns out of the hands of criminals. It just makes gullible suckers more easy targets for those who don't give a damn about the laws, and the corrupt swine who abuse the laws for their own selfish ends. Keep your guns! Because nothing wards off criminals and tyrants like a bullet to the head.
And if you are one of those brainless sheeple too feeble-minded understand the importance of this infallible truth, then you had best prepare yourself to succumb to the effects of Darwinism.
The Boer republics back in the 19thC required All citizens to own a gun and keep at least 30 rounds of ammo on hand at all times in case of emergency or being called up to serve on Commando which worked like the old colonial militias.
They don't always put the crooks in the ground, sometimes not even in the hospital - but then again sometimes shots don't even have to be fired to stop the criminals in their tracks. Point is, these are all armed "average joes" that did NOT totally lose it when confronted with attackers/etc.
German police used 85 bullets in 2011, according to a report. LA police fired 90 in one incident last month
LAST UPDATED AT 11:41 ON Mon 14 May 2012
GERMAN POLICE fired just 85 bullets in the course of duty across the whole of 2011, according to astonishing figures reported in the newspaper Der Spiegel.
Of those rounds used, 49 were not even discharged at a suspect, being fired as warning shots. Of the remaining 36, 15 resulted in injuries and six led to fatalities.
"Our police officers are not 'thugs in uniform'," observed Lorenz Caffier, the Christian Democrat leader of the state Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. "[The police] alone are the law and are committed to fulfilling the task that we as a society [entrust to] them, based on the rule of law."
While the figures omit the 9,000 shots fired at sick and dangerous animals, many commentators online have compared Germany's trigger-shy police officers with their counterparts in other countries.
British police come out of the comparison well. Last year only two people were shot dead by police in England and Wales, while the country's largest force, the Metropolitan Police, fired just six shots in the 2009-10 figures.
However, the figures for American police paint an altogether bleaker picture. While there are no nationwide figures compiled for firearms usage across the various police forces in the US, individual reports show single incidents when more bullets were fired than in the entire German year.
Russia Today (rather gleefully) reports how in Los Angeles in April 2012 LAPD officers unloaded more than 90 shots in an incident that led to the death of a 19-year-old man, and in the same month New York police fired at a suspected murderer 84 times.
But perhaps shootings aren’t the worst risk in the US. Amnesty International estimates that more than 500 people have been killed by police using supposedly 'non-lethal' Tasers since 2001. ·
Read more: www.theweek.co.uk/crime/46907/…
Yes, my simple-minded friend. You do always have enemies. That is the nature of the world we live in. If you are stupid enough to disarm yourself in a world filled with people with egocentric views who will think nothing of harming you to get what they want you deserve whatever comes your way.
"Much harder for criminals to get guns here?" I highly doubt that. The reality is that you probably live some place that does not attract many criminals. There is likely little in your area that would be sufficient to draw the criminal element. However rest assured that would change drastically should some branch of organized crime decide to extend its hand into your town. You would find out very quick how easy getting guns could be then.
And as for mass murders, a person can commit mass murder with a damn pistol or shotgun; I've even read reports of mass murders committed with freakin' knives and axes, so that is a very weak point.
You also seem not to grasp just how the criminal mind works. "why would you be targeted in the first place?" You talk like it makes a damn bit of difference. People have all kinds of crazy, fucked-up reasons for doing all manner of dumb shit. They might be a crazy, psycho nut-job who just so happen to decide to break into your house one night. You can waste your time looking for a reason, but forgive me; for I don't see much sense in waiting around for freakin' reasons, and while I do have a security system and locks on my doors I'd also like a gun in my room as a little extra insurance, because it will take the police several minutes to get to my house; a bullet only takes a few seconds to travel from the barrel of a gun into an attacker's forehead.
...and if you're so fed up with America, why don't you move to England; they have strict gun control...and a much higher violent crimes rate.
You are so ignorant...
I hate it when people use that word as an insult with a burning passion. Why? Because it's incredibly subjective. Because, from his perspective, you're as ignorant as you think he is.
Also, you think there is nothing you're ignorant about? You hold all the answers to life, the universe, everything (more than just 42, that is)? The word's proper definition is basically an admission that you don't know everything, but people like you have turned it into one of the many hollow insults used to just make the user sound smarter or more enlightened.