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A Brit pontificates in a Japanese newspaper on guns in the U.S.

Discussion in 'Legal' started by cuchulainn, Sep 20, 2004.

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  1. cuchulainn

    cuchulainn Member

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    From the Japan Times

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/geted.pl5?eo20040920hc.htm
     
  2. Norton

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    Guess it's a good thing that I don't subscribe to the view that it matters what the rest of the world thinks.
     
  3. Mulliga

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    England, where if you defend your property from armed intruders, you're sent to jail. :rolleyes:
     
  4. BowStreetRunner

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    yeah, Britain can talk,
    when you lead the United States in every violent crime category but murder, you are doing things right
    BSR
     
  5. Hazwaste

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    Uhm...What about that Little "War of 1812" Thing?

    "although after the British surrender at Yorktown an attempt to regain control of North America was never a serious possibility"

    Moron. :banghead:
     
  6. The Rabbi

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    The Brits are wankers!
    Thats lesson one.
    Lesson two, as mentioned, is "Who cares what they think?"

    Norton: I'm not from MD and I want to see "Babs" Mikulski sent home. That woman is heinous.
     
  7. joab

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    I guess it's agood thing I don't give half a damn what an ignorant foreign journalist thinks.

    The piece is so full of misconceptions that I wouldn't know where to begin if I did want to begin.

    Does any body else see the stupidity of using gun controlled NYC as an example of having too many guns in the hands of criminals

    Did you also notice that he called the western pioneers "colonist". We weren't colonist by then you bloody twit.

    And of course there's the oh so popular reference to the drunken Indian. There Native Americans now you wanker

    I guess I do know where to start, but I still don't care
     
  8. Waitone

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    Hit all the anti points.

    A little confused about the wild west.

    No mention of the inverted social order here in the colonies.

    I want to respond point by point but then again; what good would it do. Put lipstick on a pig and you still have a pig.
     
  9. ZeroX

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    Eh, he's British. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Sergeant Sabre

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    Well not here, pal. Here, as lined out in the fifth amendment to our Constitution, you don't need to show anything. It is the state needs to prove that excessive force was used. Keep yourself and your piddly thoughts on your own little island. You are merely a subject of your silly queen and no reasonable citizen gives one hoot in hell what you think.
     
  11. mcneill

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    Good grief. It's idiots like this that make me thankful that our ancestors kicked his ancestors out of our country. Or, in the words of Matthew Quigley, "We got rid of the misfits in our country - we sent them back to England."

    Jim
     
  12. Carlos

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    Right. All? Majority opinion???? Laughable.

    Who? Most certainly Britain. Of course, I don't consider Hugh's country to be a democratic country anyway, as he would infer. Same goes for France, and most other Euros.

    Hugh, we're the United States of America. We don't care about your opinion, nor do we care about what other countries think about OUR rights as lawful gunowners to protect ourselves in any manner we see fit, in a real democratic society, much unlike the so-called "democratic" nations to which you refer.

    :fire:
     
  13. Blackhawk 6

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    Every time a Brit starts spouting off about gun control I only have two words: Lend-lease.
     
  14. Warbow

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    Yeah. Because law abiding citizens being able to arm themselves is the same as some lunatic despot with chemical weapons and nukes. Ya jackass...
     
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    I agree with pretty much everything that's been said, but I have another idea to chew on:
    Why is it that in just about any industry, the "management" and "workers" are pretty much considered seperate entities and the management saying they support/believe something does not imply that the workers do (and it's often the opposite)?
    Yet, when the police brass (management), such as Ramsey in DC, say they believe something, it's automatically assumed that the "officer on the street" (workers) feel exactly the same way. I realize this isn't a perfect analogy, but clearly, the rank-and-file police officers do not necessarily have the same opinion as people who sit in an office all day. For the most part it seems like cops don't agree with with their bosses on a lot of gun control, especially the AWB. Why does the average cop allow politicians like Ramsey speak for them without protesting (or protesting more)?
     
  16. P95Carry

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    Even as an EX Brit .. all I can say is .... :barf:

    Such predictable rhetoric and innacuracy - is typical of emotion driven anti's everywhere .. he needs to speak/write with his mouth and not his fundamental orifice.

    Oh how many times have I read such drivel ....... :rolleyes:
     
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    2 World Wars killed off the last Englishmen with any testosterone. Pity.
     
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    Who the **** cares what a Limey thinks or says? :barf:
     
  19. Oleg Volk

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    How about we avoid bashing entire countries?
     
  20. agricola

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    what an apt description for every comment on this thread except Oleg's.
     
  21. Cool Hand Luke 22:36

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    As was said in a post above - what is this guy smoking??

    In the war 1812 British troops captured Washington D.C. and burned the Capitol Building and White house.
     
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    He's knighted... Sir Hugh Cortazzi. Don't see how he could get away with supporting the gun culture.
    He's a diplomat, which means doubletalk and disinformation are the norm for him.
     
  23. nico

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    then why don't you infuse some intelligence into it :rolleyes:
     
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    Or maybe they did it because they realized if they didn't, all those folk who wrote/called/faxed/e-mailed them would make good on their promises and remove them from office?
    The majority of people used to swear up and down that the world was flat, too. :rolleyes: The evidence is clear to anyone who has seriously perused it that the 2nd Amendment supports an individual right. Just because parts of an over-grown gov't hold a line of civilian disarmament, and half the nation is weak-minded enough to follow along, doesn't mean they're right.
    Oh, if only we could live in a country where civil rights groups are surveiled by gov't agencies. :barf:
    Yeah, that's exactly why our fore fathers saw fit to include the 2nd in the Bill of Rights. So we could fight Indians in the far west many, many years later. Oh, and so we could shoot birds, too! Had nothing at all to do with just having come from, and being intimately familiar with, the dangers of an unchecked, tyrannical gov't.
    As has been mentioned your "gun-free utopia" seems to have the better on us in many other crimes.
    Who's to say? How about that gun safe? Criminals and children? The answer to the latter is education and good parenting, the former is JHPs. Or maybe we should just infringe on the rights of 300 million folks so that we don't have to teach children discipline and educate them on the realities of guns.
    Oh heaven forbid, the cool kids are going to stop playing with us! Alright folks, you're all going to have to give up your rights, but at least France will like us!

    A British, anti-gun diplomat. The BS alert sensors are going off like mad! :p
     
  25. HankB

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    Is this man actually having difficulty distinguishing between an AR15, a Glock, and a Benelli M1S90 on the one hand, and H-bombs, weaponized anthrax, and nerve gas on the other?
    Funny thing about this . . . just last night, the news crawl across the bottom of the TV screen mentioned that (if I remember correctly) in a recent survey, 30% (!) of Englishmen admitted they've cried during the past year, and almost half have shed tears after reading a sad book, or seeing a sad movie or TV show. Hmmm . . .
     
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