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Old 12-27-2009, 12:17 AM
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you could also look at firearms as a deterent to crime I suppose.

Are you more or less likely to attack someone if you know they are armed...but of course the difficulty is, if you are armed as well...then it negates the deterent. then its just who you think is a better shot I suppose

I have almost never seen a real life firearm. I saw a blunderbuss once behind glass at a Museum. I saw a few behind glass at Litchfield Wal-Mart in 2007...MAC tells me I was sharing a car with some assult rifle the same year...but I didnt see it.

I saw a couple of The British Transport Police with Submachine Guns in Waterloo Station...and once I saw a little pistol thing...when I went to a take-away and this plainclothes special opporations person decided he too was a tad peckish...that freaked me out to be honnest.

You dont even expect to see a police person with a firearm...so when he came in wearing a holster around his waist I was a bit like....ooooookkkkkaaaaay
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:26 AM
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Most criminals want easy prey! I find it very strange that anybody has never seen a gun except for a Museum! Where I live everybody has at least seen one at Walmart. Its also extremely unusual to find anybody as old as 15 that has not fired a gun at least once!
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:33 AM
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Most criminals want easy prey! I find it very strange that anybody has never seen a gun except for a Museum! Where I live everybody has at least seen one at Walmart. Its also extremely unusual to find anybody as old as 15 that has not fired a gun at least once!
Wal-Mart in England, for obvious reasons, do not stock or sell Firearms.

The majority of English people born since the baby boom have probably never even seen a firearm much less "fired a gun" the earliest of those boomers are now in their mid-late 50s

Obviously anyone who has served in the Military, or possibly at some level of Government or Civil Service, or those who are Octogenarians or above will almost undoubtedly have seen a firearm...in the latter case...those who fired the guns probably never came home
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Wal-Mart in England, for obvious reasons, do not stock or sell Firearms.

The majority of English people born since the baby boom have probably never even seen a firearm much less "fired a gun" the earliest of those boomers are now in their mid-late 50s

Obviously anyone who has served in the Military, or possibly at some level of Government or Civil Service, or those who are Octogenarians or above will almost undoubtedly have seen a firearm...in the latter case...those who fired the guns probably never came home
You should go to a firing range during "American Dreams" tour III.
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You should go to a firing range during "American Dreams" tour III.
Why

If I decide I like it...I cant take it with me can I

I'll only end up accidently killing someone, or myself
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Why

If I decide I like it...I cant take it with me can I

I'll only end up accidently killing someone, or myself
I suspect that one day Tyburn will jump the pond and become an American.
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I suspect that one day Tyburn will jump the pond and become an American.
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I suspect that one day Tyburn will jump the pond and become an American.


I don't know about that... he would freak out for years at seeing guns on cops belts.. Rifles at wallyworld...
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:56 AM
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I don't know about that... he would freak out for years at seeing guns on cops belts.. Rifles at wallyworld...
I have to say...I do dislike elements of your law enforcement system

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