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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 29 2013: I choose not to own a gun / weapon. I understand violence, war, jealousy, anger, hatred , ignorance, frustration, lust, greed, all the things that lead to stressed out people deciding to kill or injure someone. The pain never goes away. I'm not trying being offensive. However; the idea that the US government would even contemplate seizing weapons from Americans, is so outlandish, so completely ridiculous, it hardly warrants discussion. There are literally ( 330,000,000 guns ) that's million with an M guns in this country. There's millions of rounds of ammunition being stored , by hunters,target shooters, and yes by lunatic fringe militia nuts, dooms day survivalists, and so on. Any attempt at mass confiscation would be met by a hail of bullets from a thousand points of the compass, that includes the authorities. "No" my friend, It's never going to happen without a blood bath of biblical proportions. The best we can hope for is a progressive congress that at least prevents psychopaths from buying new ones, The industry whores, and propagandists seeking to solidify their massive profits have purchased our congress, as we say,( "lock ,stock, and barrel"). The (Citizens United Supreme Court Decision) has doomed this country to a future of servitude, fascism , and corporate feudalism. Unless your in the 1% this government does not represent you any longer, PERIOD! The US congress is utterly, totally, and completely controlled, and owned by fascists, and multinational corporations, Oil, coal, NG, Banks, Insurance, and arms dealers among others. They will kill, disappear,destroy, or imprison anyone who threatens their market share. Hows that for optimism? The America of my childhood the America in the dreams of our founders is dead i'm sorry to say. Welcome to "Murder-mart"! How may we enslave you? Will that be paper or plastic?
    • Jun 30 2013: Peter, if a burglar came into your house at night, are you planning to run, or just use mase or a baseball bat or something? I'm just curious. Also what is your address, and do you have any gold in your house or other valuables?
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        Jun 30 2013: "Gee", where do you live Waziristan? In my world view, people who go through life like that aren't really alive. They're living in fear. That's not a real life at all. I've lived in cities all over the world in the last 58 years, in war and peace, even had more than a few confrontations, and close calls, but I'm still here. You know why? I use the most effective defensive weapon ever devised. You may have heard of it. It's encased inside a hard calcium structure, it has fuzzy stuff all over it, it's equipped with sound detection devices. It can pick up sent particles as faint as a few parts per million. It does something no other weapon system is capable of. It smiles. Maybe you,ve heard of it? It's that "tiny little pea sized ball" sitting on top of your shoulders. They call it a brain. You should try it sometime. It takes a little practice, but when you get the hang of it it really works. The situations I,ve been in, would have made a lesser man soil himself, let me assure you. In fact if I had a gun, I most likely would not be here today. I choose to walk as a "man" with grace, courage, and dignity, not a quivering bag of frightened protoplasm. In my experience, people who pack a gun are exactly the type of personality that attracts trouble to themselves. It's really about attitude, and how you engage the world. I don't own gold or jewels. I find that narcissistic. It's not what I value. So there you go my friend, all the more gold and jewels for you. Just don't steal "Me" lucky charms.
    • Jun 30 2013: Peter: On the one hand , you recognize that the US, has evolved in the direction of a tyranny. On the other , you seem to find absurd the idea that the government would attempt to seize weapons from civilians. Were you out of the country when the Waco fiasco was orchestrated by "our" government? 70 odd people massacred, deliberately, and it does seem that the whole idea was to confiscate any unauthorized guns they might have, although why they thought these people were threatening, I have never been able to determine. And , as the Founders were well aware, a better tactic than confiscation is "Infringement" , such has been going on the the US ever since N.Y. led the way with the Sullivan Law of 1914 or thereabouts., One can't say it has been a total failure; it seems the "educated" half of the US has gradually evolved into a strange bunch of dreamers who are "afraid of guns", don't understand what the Militia was supposed to be, and why the government may turn nasty on occasion. And that might possibly refuse to abide by "elections" at some point. A Jeffersonian Plan B requires a lot of guns.
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        Jul 1 2013: Mainstream media is capable of any lie, or treason to spread fascist propaganda. Particularly true of fox loose. The treason they committed before the abomination of lies about WMD in Iraq demonstrates that clearly. However; I reject your thesis about Waco, and the "Branch Davidian Cult". What I know about Waco is what I, and most Americans saw. That's a "religious cult", of ignorant, nieve, irresponsible people that were hoodwinked, and brainwashed by a psychopathic cabal of radical, fundamentalist, lunatics. They preached a doomsday scenario, and said David Koresh, was "GOD". "How convenient." There is ample evidence to conclude that he, and others there had sex with under age children as a part of their twisted, perverted, sick, religious, cult. They were stock piling weapons to fight what their twisted self fulfilling fantasy said was Armageddon . There were numerous instances where "War against the federal government" was openly and publicly discussed, by Koresh and his followers, and that, their massive weapons cash was for that "stated purpose". The Federal agents who went to that compound had an absolute constitutional authority to investigate. They obtained a legal warrant, and when they tried to serve it, were fired on, That changed the whole scenario. It was the sick lunatics that decided to fire on a lawful officer of the federal government that made the big mistake. They were the ones responsible for everything, including the fire, and death of those children. It wasn't Janet Reno, or Bill Clinton, or space aliens. When a federal officer presents a warrant to you, verbally, or visually, especially when there are children present that would be put in danger, "this is what you do". You shut your mouth, surrender, and go to court with your lawyer. That's how things work in the USA. When radical, religious lunatics start talking violence That's GAME OVER. Your argument is really indefensible. Violent intent, and violent action begets violence.

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