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The_Geek_With_The_Gun

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#121 12 years ago
we have third most weapons per capita IN THE WORLD, and still we have less gunviolence than any other country in European Union -.-

Cuz people think twice before using a gun because there could be alot more guns on the other end.




Flodgy

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#122 12 years ago
Well in Finland people with out criminal record can own practical all guns exept fullautomatic weapons, and "pocketpistols" ("normal" size pistols are allowed), we have third most weapons per capita IN THE WORLD, and still we have less gunviolence than any other country in European Union -.-

Did you ever consider the fact that just because people own a gun, doesn't mean that they deter others from committing a crime? Someone who murders someone, let's see, why do they do it? Pushed to the edge? Desire?

Or maybe it has become socially acceptable.

I think it is the above? No? During my stay in America I was unfortunate enough to spend 2 weeks at a hospital with a friend who had injured themselves. Almost everyday, there was a gunshot wound coming through. In Australia and other socially stable (Ie, a much smaller gap between rich and poor) areas, this would be a rare thing indeed.

Finland has a brilliant (slight overstatement, yes) infrastructure, but they also have the high taxes to run it. There is a balance. You look at American Society, you have no balance. All you have is a completely fucked up scale tottered with bullet casings.

I get the impression you were offended and reacted to something I said, I don't know why or how you possibly could be. You can own all the guns you want over anybody else, but as long as people are in a secure society where they feel there is no risk to themselves (which is Finland) it is fine.

Ware as if you are in America where you aren't exactly secure with the amount of shootings and fear, people see guns as the answer, making it socially acceptable. Bringing with it more chaos.




Roaming East

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#123 12 years ago

Well according to a survey done in the US, criminals list fear of gun owners as the primary fear they have while committing cime particularly burglary. Certainly correlates with wide crime decreases in states like Florida where gun ownership among residents has sky rocketed whereas states/cities with stringent gun control laws remain the most crime ridden cessholes in the US. (im looking at YOU New York, DC and Chicago....)




Ukko-Pekka

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#124 12 years ago
Flodgy;4268872 Or maybe it has become socially acceptable. I think it is the above? No? During my stay in America I was unfortunate enough to spend 2 weeks at a hospital with a friend who had injured themselves. Almost everyday, there was a gunshot wound coming through. In Australia and other socially stable (Ie, a much smaller gap between rich and poor) areas, this would be a rare thing indeed. I get the impression you were offended and reacted to something I said, I don't know why or how you possibly could be. You can own all the guns you want over anybody else, but as long as people are in a secure society where they feel there is no risk to themselves (which is Finland) it is fine. Ware as if you are in America where you aren't exactly secure with the amount of shootings and fear, people see guns as the answer, making it socially acceptable. Bringing with it more chaos.

My quess my point was the bann on semiautomatic pistols, rifles, shotguns (and pumpaction shotguns) + the silly "assaultweapon bann" in parts of USA, cant really see what those regulations are helping. But I do beleave that every gun should be registered, like in Finland. Every time I buy a gun I must go to the police station and fill a form about what kind of gun I would be interested to buy, if I´m a first timer or I want to buy a gun with more firepower than usual, the police man will interwiev me and ask questions like how did you end up with this guntype/caliber, and where am I going to shoot, (the shooting range/area if I´m a hunter). In this interwiev the police also concludes if I´m sane enough (:lol:) to possess a firearm. After a couple of days or week they call me from the station and tell did I get the licence or not, if I did, I´m free to go and buy the gun. This has worked just fine atleast for me, all the applications I, of my dad has ever made have passed :) So in Finland a normal citizen without criminal record can own pretty much every gun from a 22.lr pistol to a semiautomatic AK-47 (and if you have been accepted to be a guncollector you can even own submachineguns or machineguns! But then you have to have a long history with guns, and practically a bunker for your guns.) And in Finland only few professions have the right to carry consield weapons, and for that they must fill another form ;) Personally I think this is a good thing. And with that "we have third most weapons per capita IN THE WORLD, and still we have less gunviolence than any other country in European Union -.- " statement I ment that much guns doesent necessarily mean much gunviolence, not at all.




Roaming East

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#125 12 years ago

Obviously Finland has their shiat together and i applaud them for it. America IMO has far too many assholes in it to truly adhere to the spirit of the second amendment so im ready for some stop gap measures. Registering firearms? i used to be a'gin it. now im kinda fer'it. I especially approve of tightened laws regarding production and sale of semi auto pistols of ALL sizes. You can solve most pistol related issues by -Making training MANDATORY and RECURRING (kinda like a drivers license -Registering and holding accountable for stolen/loss property.




Dalt

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#126 12 years ago

i'm not 18 yet so no. but i hope i will in the future.




Roaming East

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#127 12 years ago

Well if you could only have one firearm (thats legal where you live) what would it be? If i HAD to sell all of my weapons except for one? id keep either the HK91 or the HK93. mainly cause i got a metric shiatton of magazines for them and 7.62x39 aint as easy to come across as standard yank ammo is here (obviously)




Ukko-Pekka

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#128 12 years ago

Only one gun, hope I never have to make that decision, propably Finnish Mosin Nagant M/39 (the gun in my signature) or P08, I really like historical guns :)