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Subj: Using the UK as an example
Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 at 03:18:24 pm EST (Viewed 1603 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Not sure I dissagree but there is one thing people always forget...
Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 at 01:10:18 pm EST (Viewed 1574 times)
The Dunblane massacre tightly constrained firearms ownership in the UK.
Despite public belief, gun ownership is still legal in the UK, both for agricultural and for recreation reasons.
However it is heavily vetted for who should be appropriate, it is a 'right' as long as you can satisfy the conditions.
The perpetrator was widely believed to be a paedophile.
I am not American and I appreciate that gun ownership is part of your identity and history. However I don't see the point of having automatic weapons.
As I have bored people before, automatic weapons are deadly by thier very design.
You do not have to proficient to unload an automatic weapon, in a few seconds you can fire 30 rounds and effectively clear a room by just waving it around. With a decent scope, it is fairly easy to shoot someone, even someone who is zig zagging and running away from you.
It's not quite so easy to shoot with a handgun. A 9mm is really only effective up to 25 meters, whilst an automatic rifle (at least the one I used) is viable up to 800 meters away. It's also harder to maintain marksmanship principles with a pistol.
With a 9mm, you could be out of my range quite quickly. If you're trying to defenc yourself, surely you want them to get away? With a rifle, you may keep the range, but not that room clearing potential.
I am someone, who has been in 2 operational theatres and have the campaign medals for this. If I don't worry too much about never holding a firearm again, I am not sure why some Call of Duty players cannot.
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