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Subj: Re: You're Confusing Something.
Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 at 07:35:38 pm EST (Viewed 571 times)
Reply Subj: Re: You're Confusing Something.
Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 at 05:59:17 pm EST (Viewed 605 times)
Quote:You're certainly free to think or feel that, but it's part of The Constitution. It's not going to go away.
Why not? I mean, that amendment was not initially in the constitution to begin with. That is why we call it an amendment. The addition of such an amendment is the proof changes can be made to the constitution, including the addition or removal of one or more amendments. Nothing is eternal.
Sure, but again, how does that make it untouchable?
Quote:There are some politicians who won't pander to people (I just don't think that it's the majority of them..), but it goes beyond that. It's a Supreme Court thing.
All you require is the will to do it.
Quote:You're confusing things. First, there's not necessarily less violence in other countries. Mexico, for example, has a notorious reputation for drug cartels. If you want to take Iraq, you had Saddam. I'm sure that there are some countries that arrest or beat you (Or worse.) for criticizing the President or The Government. And our country has The Second Amendment.
Your examples show you are the one mixing things. I was comparing stats from similarly developed/industrialized countries. Mexico and Iraq, as fantastic and unique as they may be, are not G9 countries. G9 countries do not have to face the challenges these countries have to.
There is literally no excuse for a rich country like the US of A to be 200 times more violent than Japan, 50 times more than the UK, 10 times more than Australia and 5 times more than Canada (I think we sux) in regards to death by fire arms.
When you look at what differentiate the stats, it is not that there are more hunters per capita in the USA than in Canada. It is not that there is no marksmanship competition in other countries. It is not that you don't have crazy people elsewhere or illegal gun acquisition. Nor is it that people are not afraid of death or that they don't mind getting their stuff stolen. Same for exposition to violence on TV. The main difference is how much is permitted and how hard it is to acquire your fire arms for the law abiding citizen and the potential wacko. Measures to increase control have yield impressive results.
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