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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: I live in the US in California.

    I don't appreciate listening to people who obviously are not the person responsible for security in their own home tell the rest of us innocent law-abiding gun owners that guns only have one purpose and that is killing and that they should be banned.

    I was over a persons house today, who has no concept of how to protect her family, because she doesn't know how, she tells me that guns are bad, and then two minutes later I hear her watch a video of a home invasion in New Jersey where the woman was at home all alone and a huge unarmed man broke into her house to steal her things and beat her senseless in the process. Why would a woman who is all alone have to be subject to the whims of any violent man?

    Guns are not for killing, they are for defense, so that you WON'T be killed
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    Does anyone remember the LA Riots? Do you even know why rioters in America will avoid HOMES at all costs and only steal from businesses? Do you have any idea? It's because behind nearly every door there is a person who is responsible for their families security with a gun. Do you remember the story of Reginald Denny being beat by unarmed rioters? Do you know who saved him? It was a black man with a shotgun, who NO ONE would go near because they WOULD OF BEEN SHOT. He saved Denny with a GUN.

    Over half the states have very relaxed gun laws and have LOW crime rates. These are FBI stats.

    Guns keep America free and run by the people. The government will always be answerable to the people in a country where the people can wield actual meaningful force if it comes to it. This is HISTORY, not nonsense.

    In America many want to disarm while the government does NOT disarm. A government that increasingly does what it wants, ignores or breaks the law, attacks countries that didn't attack us first, supports dictators and government oppression worldwide in the name of economic and military power, has a corrupt police force, and then wants to disarm US!!!! US?!?!
    • Jun 27 2013: It has been 20 years since the LA Riots. In that 20 years how many died have died from guns shots? Far far more than were saved by them. Its arithmetic.
      • Jun 28 2013: You don't know that!

        Mob behavior happens everyday in America.

        More people have died from prescription drugs than they have from guns.

        Over the last 20 years the US government has INTENTIONALLY killed more innocent people (LOTS more) in countries that didn't attack us first than Americans shooting each other with guns. You would ask over 100 million gun owners to disarm to them? Are you crazy? Our government killed more innocent Iraqis than Saddam did in his whole reign. And WE SUPPORTED HIM while he was doing his part to!

        The gun death rate ALWAYS includes suicide. Take out the suicides from the numbers and they are cut in half. A suicidal person is going to try to kill themselves with whatever is available.

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