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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 28 2013: Guns kill!!
    If you can honestly ask yourself the question "do I mind dying by the gun?" and the answer is 'no' then, clearly the gun should be available to everybody. ;) ..... hopefully the answer is really 'yes' in which case, guns should not be so readily available.

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      Jun 29 2013: Where my ancestors came from, my motherland, the answer was yes and they took up arms against
      Grimaldi and the invaders from the east and lost.

      So, would you take up arms to defend your homeland? Oh, It won't happen in this day and age... There is nothing different today then in the last 10,000 years of human history. And in my motherland, history shows that this small land was invaded and ruled by every major nation that came past in the last 5,000 years.
      So, if you feel it would happen to you, OK, but myself, based on my ancestors, I am not feeling that secure.

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