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Billy Zhang

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How would you feel if the government carried out a serious ban on guns?

Here in China, the government doesn't allow the free gun sales and the man who want to have his gun (usully for protecting the forest or animals) legally must have the arm licence which is also hard to obtain.
But I hear about that in many other countries ,any adult can buy guns freely just as biscuits.But as you all know, terrible shooting accidents are happening now and then.
Does your government start to draw out decrees over gun control or gun ban?How do you feel if the government carry it out seriously? I just want to know your true feeling without any offence.Thank you!

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  • Jun 26 2013: Oh yes, give our guns to the government that kills hundreds of thousands of innocents in the last ten years alone. Give our guns to the government that hates our freedom at every turn. Give our guns to the government that more corrupt than any government in the history of mankind. Not today. Not any day.

    Just read a story today about America's most deadly soldier. The kill count was around 2,800 in Iraq and probably Afghanistan. One man did this. He did a 9/11's worth of killing all on his own. I wonder how many innocents he killed? I wonder how many more of our brothers and sisters in the military who have killed innocent people and have seen innocent people killed and have tortured innocent people and have seen innocent people tortured will kill themselves today? How many more?

    You want to change the world?

    Change yourself:

    As humans we say and do things...

    When you speak ALWAYS tell the truth. If you cannot do this then don't tell me about honor, because you have none. If you try and try and sometimes fail, that is fine, but as for forgiveness from the one you lied to and seek a way to not lie that way again.

    When you do things to other people that affect them, seek their agreement first. Agreement is peace. Not seeking Agreement causes conflict.

    And we look for the root agreement. So when Jesus kicked over the money changers tables in the temple, they surely would not of agreed to it. But the root agreement was that the temple was a place of God, not of mammon (material wealth leading to greed). He was therefore RESTRAINING their criminality which we can all do. Sometimes good people have to RESTRAIN the bad, sometimes we turn the other cheek to let them hit us on both cheeks, and sometimes we escape into the crowd so that we can escape their iniquity.

    1. Do you prefer that I tell you the truth or that I tell you lies?
    2. Do you prefer that I do things to you with or without your agreement?

    Truth and Agreement comes off EVERYONE'S tongues.GOD

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