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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: IT will not happen here, ever. The people would sooner remove all the politicians, and start over than see them make any such legislation.
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      Jun 27 2013: It sounds somewhat astonishing. People in your country all think that guns are necessities, right? Could you please show me more description about people's attitudes toward owning guns at home? MANY THANKS!
      • Jun 27 2013: Billy, I think the gun culture in the United States goes back to our founding. This country was started with a spirit of independence, and with a lot of guns both to stifle England's attempts to maintain control and in our conquering of the land here, right or wrong.

        Our Constitution guarantees the right to keep and bear arms. The more time goes on, the more corrupt our politicians have become. As a result, we have seen our freedoms taken away a little at a time, much of the time by corrupt, hypocritical politicians. For example, Teddy Kennedy was a strong gun control advocate, but had guards armed with guns for protection. A more recent example, our president. He is a strong proponent of disarming US citizens. As a state politician, he voted to ban hand guns. As president, he wants to ban "assault rifles". On the other hand, he just signed a bill that increased his gun-armed Secret Service protection from the 10 years it used to be to gun-armed Secret Service protection for LIFE.

        On a separate note, I am very interested in employment opportunities in China. Would you mind if I message you via the system to do so here and get some tips on how to best present myself to prospective employers there based on your culture, traditions and customs?
      • Jun 27 2013: Billy, I think the gun issue here in the United States has a much easier explanation than just necessity. True, this country started out using guns for protection and putting food on the table, something parts of Europe were not allowed to do. Lets face it, the USA was a colony, and it was a colony that was not very well protected by it's mother country. What we really were was a taxable asset. Combine the necessity for food, and the necessity for protection and you end up with an attitude. We definately have an attitude, one we will not lose as long as history keeps repeating itself. Why should we set aside all the lessons we have been taught by the same people that are telling us to disarm?If the rest of the world ever gets to the point where they are peaceful, respectful of rights, and respecters of freedom, we may lay down our weapons, but don't count on either.

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