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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 30 2013: Billy. First you have to understand the culture difference here. Not many places have had such long periods that culture has trumped the desire for independence as China has. Most of the world has been at war with everyone else, if not themselves for a long time. The United States Constitution Gives the right to bear arms as the second amendment right behind freedom of speech. That's because of it's importance with our past. Let me give you a quote from George Washington.
    “A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government."
    Most of the world has been fighting with their own governments that we have learned to fear them. and in turn the people who made the USA wanted to be sure that we could always protect ourselves, not just from those who might rob us, but also those who might inslave us.
    That said. I would suddenly have a reason to be a suicide bomber. Because those that wish to take our weapons away Just want the freedom to do what they will without thinking about the people they are hurting, and as long as I'm an armed citizen then I have the power to hurt those that would hurt me. Even if it cost me my life.

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