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Ever Get The Feeling Antis Want a Global Ban

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MagnumDweeb, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. MagnumDweeb

    MagnumDweeb Participating Member

    Feb 28, 2008
    Central Florida
    I've noticed in some other posts how the EU has put pressure on other countries to give up their gun rights. Some examples in Switzerland with losing the right to sell privately, and other issues regarding full-auto. Yemen losing their 'anything goes' gun laws. Maybe it's just me but I don't give a fly pigeon wing what the Anti European countries think. They're Europe, let them be Europe, we're America, let us be American. With the exception of notable countries like Switzerland, most of our ancestors fled Europe to flee tyranny, backwardsness, oppression, and idiotic leadership. Not to mention inferior ideals.

    As an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor I have had the unique fortune of teaching Barristers (English Lawyers), Doctors, and financiers from England who have immigrated to United States to make more money, be free from oppression by both criminal and governmental action, and live a happier life. Now yes they are the 'privileged' few given their incomes and means of incomes but the things they have to say about Europe and England are just shocking at times. One gentleman, a heart specialist (don't remember the proper medical term right now), who has been buying from my FFL guy got to talking to us about how his home country has gone down hill.

    I don't want to exercise power over Europe, I don't want to tell them what to do with their gun rights (okay do I want to tell the French to get out of Switzerland, and to stop trying to ruin the country, okay yeah). Why do they seem to want to exercise rights over us. And yes there is some consideration from South America but when those countries aren't facing crushing poverty and dilapidated military forces, we can then worry about them.

    It just seems like so many Americans want to appeal to Europe and the rest of the world. What happened to when America set the standard and didn't care about being 'European.' I don't have any use for European laws or ideologies other than the past and great ones of Switzerland up into the seventies (and perhaps later). My gun rights are not up for negotiation and if that upsets the gutless cowards here in the U.S. who seem bent on appealing to the European powers (that are bent on appealing [yeah just say appealing because I want to keep this highroad] to Russia), too bad. If that upsets the European gutless, 'what have they done recently in science, medicine, preservation of human rights', powers (excluding [but not exhausting the list] Switzerland, Finland, Luxembourg), than too bad, let them take their business elsewhere.

    Is it just me, or does America feel like one of the last real free bastions of liberty, albeit our 2nd Amendment right. If we lose the right to be free, to own what property we may, how we may (in this case firearms), than what is left to say we are still Americans, haven't we just become another 'European' country. And should we tolerate a culture that is not American here in America.

    Thanks for indulging my rant. :neener:
  2. SharpsDressedMan

    SharpsDressedMan member

    Feb 18, 2007
    NE Ohio
    I'm afraid that is old news. They have been talking that plan in the UN for years. They just can't get the U.S. to go along with it, yet.............
  3. rbernie
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    rbernie Senior Elder

    Jan 21, 2004
    Norra Texas
    First, let's dispense with any notion that somehow we have the right to poke on Europe or any other region. Such behavior is simply not on The High Road.

    Addressing your concerns - have you never encountered the joy that is IANSA? It's the UN-sanctioned version of the Brady Bunch, and they *are* the sworn enemy of the RKBA.
  4. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    0 hrs east of TN
    What's your point?

    Antis want no one to own firearms. That's not an American or European or Antarctic notion. It is a philosophical stance that applies everywhere.

    So, what's your point?
  5. General Geoff

    General Geoff Mentor

    Nov 28, 2006
    Allentown, Pennsylvania
    Anti-gun populations by & large are more concerned with living comfortably than living freely. They just have their priorities mixed up. They also tend to favour the collective over the individual.
  6. Nugilum

    Nugilum Participating Member

    Dec 17, 2007
    Texas Panhandle
    Uhh, that's not a "feeling"... It's a fact.

    Remember, Europe still has remnants of social classes. Elitists (They prefer Enlightened) like social classes, since they are the ones on top, and know "what's best" for the serfs.
  7. N.Schafer

    N.Schafer Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Waterville, MN
    They really aren't anti-gun. They are anti-personal responsibility a.k.a. Freedom. (see attachment)

    Attached Files:

  8. Sgt.Sausage

    Sgt.Sausage New Member

    Jan 29, 2009

    They want a *universal* ban.

    If the planets surrounding Rigel have firearms, the anti folks want 'em gone.
  9. Badlander

    Badlander Participating Member

    Mar 14, 2008
    South Florida
    Someone need to mug all the antis. No quicker way to turn them into pro gunners.
  10. cchris

    cchris Active Member

    Apr 12, 2009
    If they really do take it global, I'd like to take it universal - and protest disarming martians. Or at least put a max capacity on how many shots their laser guns can fire.
  11. Werewolf

    Werewolf Senior Member

    Sep 12, 2003
    Ever Get The Feeling Antis Want a Global Ban?

    Ever get the feeling that the sun is hot; ice cream is cold; the stars are many?
  12. Zoogster

    Zoogster Senior Member

    Oct 27, 2006
    The governments of the entire world want a global ban on at minimum all small arms which pose any risk to thier body armored, armorered transport using, LEO and military troops.

    I could cite legislation all day long, but here is a quick one:
    United Nations
    Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects

    They want guns, and regular peasant citizens with effective modern guns eliminated worldwide.
    They want the only legal sale of such weapons to LEO and military forces.

    I will quote a recent post of mine rather than typing something similar again:

    A UN statue:
    They are not against the guns of thier own LEO and military/paramilitary/security forces, just all the other ones possessed by peasants.
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2009
  13. Tirod

    Tirod Senior Member

    May 24, 2008
    SW MO
    The real point is that most leaders of the oppressed world today don't want any opposition to their policies. Armed opposition is tantamount to loss of control - their primary objective.

    With control, they get all the perks in life that any Saddam, King, or elected leader of a People's Republic can enjoy. Without control, they have to literally fight to get what they think they deserve. Many did that - from behind a gun.

    Banning them reinforces their stability and protects them from competition.
  14. Bernie P.

    Bernie P. New Member

    Aug 24, 2009
    Our problem is Obama his mega rich buddy George Soros and one radical Czar after another being appointed with tons of power.
  15. searcher451

    searcher451 Senior Member

    Jun 15, 2007
    All antis are not alike, nor do they all wish for the same thing. Broad lumpings of folks into broader categories won't help us bridge the gulf among those who support the Second Amendment and those who don't, or those who don't understand it, or those who have some reservations about parts of it, or those who believe that a person's age or other factors (such as background or experience) should be considered, or those who believe that a federal militia already is in place (count four U.S. Supreme Court justices in this group), etc.
  16. Erik M

    Erik M Participating Member

    Jun 14, 2009
    Southeast Kentucky
    I feel that most anti's arent for total elimination of guns, they support a socilast state where only the powerful elite have guns.
  17. Jim K

    Jim K Elder

    Dec 31, 2002
    The more extreme gun control people don't want to disarm just the civilian population, but the police and military as well. One group wants to limit possession of firearms to federal agents, and even those would be issued arms only as necessary and only at the direct personal order of the president. The military would not be allowed to have possession of arms except on declaration of a national emergency by the president. Otherwise, all firearms would be stored in depots under guard. No U.S. soldiers would ever be sent out of the country, so getting arms to them is not an issue. U.S. ships and planes would have no weapons or ammunition; weapons would be sent to them in an emergency.

    And we would all live in a better world.

    (Needless to say, they don't mention what other countries might do; it is enough that this country act in a "moral" manner.)

  18. theotherwaldo

    theotherwaldo Senior Member

    Mar 30, 2008
    In the Wild Horse Desert of Texas
    Most anti's aren't against guns. They think that they, their security forces, their military, and their police can be trusted to have firearms.

    They just think that you shouldn't have a gun.
  19. damien

    damien Participating Member

    Mar 5, 2007
    Northern IL, USA
    You know, that gun statue could be improve immensely by simply cutting off the barrel at about 1.5" (relative to the enhanced size of the gun). It would make a decent snubbie!
  20. MisterMike

    MisterMike Active Member

    Feb 19, 2009
    Midwest USA
    I'm fairly active as a motorcyclist, and this is an issue that crops up in that area, too. The EU is definitely even more biased toward government regulation of all aspects of life than we have become.

    The most restrictive standards relating to "safety" issues tend to become worldwide standards, first, as a consequence of globalizec commerce, and, second, as a result of the fact that other large governments try to impose their vision of the way things should be on other trading partners.

    As a result, I firmly believe that it's important to support those in other countries who are fighting the battles we are. Even though we operate under a different constitutional scheme, every abridgement of their rights moves us a little closer to losing our own rights.

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