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Mommy of a giggler! 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 9017 posts
15th Dec '12

If I was willing to sell a gun, I most likely didn't really want to have one anyway.

I don't know. There are very few people here (in Canada) that have a gun just because they can. The majority of non criminal types with guns are for hunting or gun range hobbies. We aren't a big "have it to protect yourself" country.

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3732 posts
15th Dec '12
Quoting Mommy of a giggler!:" If I was willing to sell a gun, I most likely didn't really want to have one anyway. I don't know. ... [snip!] ... of non criminal types with guns are for hunting or gun range hobbies. We aren't a big "have it to protect yourself" country."


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The only people I know that have guns are hunters. That's the way it should be, imo. The more guns that are out on the streets, the more likely there are going to be tragedies (such as the one that happened today :() I think selling your gun to the government is a great idea! However, if the government were to all of a sudden make it illegal to own a gun, it wouldn't end pretty.

Idlehands 2 kids; Perth, Australia 6121 posts
15th Dec '12
Quoting Mama Rice:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Devil's Advocate:</b>" Umm, are you asking if the government ... [snip!] ... their guns in leaving a lot less guns in Australia. As well as I think she mentioned the permit to get a gun is very hard."

People were given the opportunity to sell their guns to the government for a period of time, after that time was up they were taken by the government with no reinstitution offered, under strict gun control laws. Those in law/armed enforcement, farmers with permits for certain guns and other specified occupations are allowed to carry and own firearms. These firearms are restricted to certain types as well.



It was a way of offering compensation for a change in gun control laws.

Idlehands 2 kids; Perth, Australia 6121 posts
15th Dec '12
Quoting Mommy of a giggler!:" If I was willing to sell a gun, I most likely didn't really want to have one anyway. I don't know. ... [snip!] ... of non criminal types with guns are for hunting or gun range hobbies. We aren't a big "have it to protect yourself" country."


Same in Australia, guns are not completely banned but they are heavily restricted.



There are shooting ranges and hunting here it just has guidelines and needed restrictions.

Pinkie Pie Washington 603 posts
15th Dec '12

Yeah. Hell, I'd give them our guns, tell 'em to save their money for something else.



We do have guns, but we're not gun nuts. The one who really uses ours is 13DD, she likes to hunt. But she's a skilled archer and she'd get over it quickly.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
15th Dec '12

Hell no. I would "lose them" in a rafting accident. I believe that according to the 2A it is an obligation of the American citizenry to have weapons to protect themselves from a tyrannical government. Every able bodied citizen with no mental problems between the ages of 18 and 65 should own a gun and be trained in its use.

user banned California 36390 posts
15th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting khigh:</b>" Hell no. I would "lose them" in a rafting accident. I believe that according to the 2A it is an obligation ... [snip!] ... Every able bodied citizen with no mental problems between the ages of 18 and 65 should own a gun and be trained in its use."</blockquote>



I agree (DH and I are saving up for our guns now.) If everyone gave up.their guns then.only criminals and the government would be able to have any kind of defense and I don't trust either.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22971 posts
15th Dec '12

NFW!




I'm not a gun nut but I would never give up the right or abide a government doing that.
There are some silly laws already about guns.
We have geese at a neighbors pond and they need to be shot. The law says we can't shoot them. They are disgusting.

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 5691 posts
15th Dec '12

No way, and in my area that could likely start a civil war.

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 5691 posts
15th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ms.Eagles:</b>" !! The only people I know that have guns are hunters. That's the way it should be, imo. The more guns ... [snip!] ... is a great idea! However, if the government were to all of a sudden make it illegal to own a gun, it wouldn't end pretty."</blockquote>




I disagree. A man in China killed 22 students at a school with a knife another killed 3 with an ax. Guns are not the issue. Crazy people will find a way. Maybe those instances would be fewer if the crazy person realized they aren't the only one with a weapon.



http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/14/15901085-villager-slashes-22-kids-with-knife-at-elementary-school-gates-in-china?lite