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1. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Im just reading about a tragic killing of students in the US (32 people dead???? WTF????), and would like to open the debate on gun laws.

Your thoughts?

2. Posted by Fun Bobby (Budding Member 115 posts) 9y

obviously the guy was a nutter, he was pissed off that his girlfriend had gone of with some other fella so decided to kil them, I mean, WTF!!!

But this wouldn't have been possible, or at least a lot more difficult, if he didn't live in a country where you can pick up a gun at the local K-Mart!

3. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

the gunlaw is from 1800. times have changed. I think is pathetic that guns are legal in the US. some people should open their eyes.

but no we all have the right to defend ourselves with a gun. gunshops should be everywhere. every psycho should be able to buy sophisticated guns...blablablabla. the gunlaw in US, it is such bullshit.

(I heard the freak put the people in a line and executed them...WTF, what a mental freak:(...probably another guy with post traumatic stress syndrome from one of the wars)

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 17, 2007, at 3:48 AM by wouterrr ]

4. Posted by beavis (Budding Member 177 posts) 9y

Gun laws are a bit laxy in the US...

But in saying that, who couldnt get their hands on a Gun if they really wanted 1?

I for 1 could walk out the door and within an hour have an illegal firearm in my hand.

If you want to kill someone bad enough you will get a gun. So cant see how Gun laws really make a big difference.

Im not from the US, so maybe its different watching from the outside.

Again, If the people from the US want their gun laws changed then NOW is the time to change them.

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Back in 1989, a very disturbed man entered the École Polytechnique in Montreal and killed 14 women. After that, Canada started to put tighter gun laws and a gun registry into place. However, after the new Conservative government was voted in a few years ago, they essentially put a stop to the process - claiming it was a waste of time and money. Then a guy opened fire at Dawson college here downtown last September and the issue is back on the table.

You register you dog, cat, car, motorcycle, scooter, marriage, kids - it's only logical to register a machine designed ONLY for killing, no? Making guns hard to get will, at the very least, deter these kinds of disturbed people from picking one up in a fit of anger. As a civilized society, protecting citizens against guns should outweigh anyone's right to own a firearm.

6. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting beavis

But in saying that, who couldnt get their hands on a Gun if they really wanted 1?

is everyone on harddrugs as well? its not really easy for a normal citizen to go "underground" I would say, but I could be wrong...

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 17, 2007, at 6:42 AM by wouterrr ]

7. Posted by foxxy (Budding Member 26 posts) 9y

My Most sincere condolences to the beraeved, where I am from guuns are onlu handled by the police and top govet officials, we have never had a mass shooting like the ones we read about in the US.
Should we go back to the stone age and use slings

8. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Quoting beavis

But in saying that, who couldnt get their hands on a Gun if they really wanted 1?

Er me - l would not have the first clue where to lay my hands on a gun within an hour? And of that lm glad!

But its tragic isnt it 32 lives slaughtered needlessly. My heart goes out to them & their families & love ones.

9. Posted by beavis (Budding Member 177 posts) 9y

Quoting wouterrr

Quoting beavis

But in saying that, who couldnt get their hands on a Gun if they really wanted 1?

is everyone on harddrugs as well?

I never said everyone was on hard drugs... Im just saying changing laws wont take the guns out of the system.

As you know 'Drugs' are legal in some countries (Yours for example).. Doesnt mean I have to go straight out and use them.

10. Posted by beavis (Budding Member 177 posts) 9y

Quoting Purdy

Quoting beavis

But in saying that, who couldnt get their hands on a Gun if they really wanted 1?

Er me - l would not have the first clue where to lay my hands on a gun within an hour? And of that lm glad!

But its tragic isnt it 32 lives slaughtered needlessly. My heart goes out to them & their families & love ones.

Well then Purdy, your lucky.. There arent many places left that arent affected by guns.
I am just saying that if you "Really" wanted to get your hands on a gun then its not that difficult.