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How China views gun sales in America

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by harmonic, Jul 4, 2010.

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  1. harmonic

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    http://www.chinasmack.com/2010/pict...marts-chinese-netizen-reactions.html#comments





    This is how America’s Wal-Mart sell guns (This is from the prospective of a visiting Chinese tourist.



    Today, while visiting Wal-Mart, I took a photo while at the gun sales counter. The guns were sold in a rotating glass display case just like this with price tags attached. If interested, you just ask the salesperson to take it out for you to examine. Being able to buy a gun while buying groceries at Wal-Mart, convenient.

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    In this glass display case are different types of ammunition.

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  2. General Geoff

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    Very interesting, thanks for posting.
     
  3. SoberSunday01

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    I'm not sure where you were going with this, but I hope they view us with a twinge of jealousy. I think every American gun owner should be a model of safe and responsible gun ownership. I am trying my best to be that type of person. Safe and responsible gun owners will do nothing but benefit the society they live in. Right?
     
  4. preachnhunt

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    Thanks for posting. it looks like some of the chinese respondents have a better understanding of our rights than many of our own people.
     
  5. harmonic

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    They understand our Constitutional guarantees better than many of our politicians.


     
  6. Sam1911

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    That is humbling. Those observers, raised so differently from any of "us" and (for lack of a more appropriate word) indoctrinated into a system of government, and culture supporting it, wholly authoritarian -- discern so clearly how our culture both empowers us and leads us to show personal restraint and responsibility.

    I doubt 1 out of 10 "men on the street" here in the U.S. could explain this so well.

    Harmonic, thank you for sharing this.
     
  7. jfh

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    I found it was worthwhile to follow the link--I was able to read more comments, which I are assume were translated from the native Chinese. It's a mixed bag of commentary, ranging from trolls on up--but, when I read more, I felt like I was gaining some insight into how 'typical' / younger Chinese, with Internet access, view the US.

    Jim H.
     
  8. Onward Allusion

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    Refreshing that some foreigners understand our constitution (at least the 2nd amendment) better than some politicians.
     
  9. Webbj0219

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    Reminds me of something Ive learned with dealing with children. They will usually rise to the level of expectation. How this relates? If a government treats its citizens like imature children then thats probable how they are going to behave. If they are treated as mature and allowed responsibility then they will live up to that. The USA government assumes that we will be responsible with guns and in turn allows them freely(for the most part). And we act responsibly with them(for the most part).

    One another note Guns arent really needed. Im sure citizens could overthrough the government without them. You could go and attack someone breaking into your house with your fists. Or hike in bear country with nothing but a walking stick. May be simpler that way. But for me Id rather have a gun. makes my contribution more effective.
     
  10. FIVETWOSEVEN

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    I have a friend that lives in China. She believes that gun ownership would be good regardless of being raised in China.
     
  11. mljdeckard

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    Um, yeah. wow. I never would have expected such knowledgeable insights on a board of theirs. I certainly would have to cheat to be able to comment on their system as they did on ours.

    The majority of them know EXACTLY what the RKBA means and what difference it makes in our lives.
     
  12. migkillertwo

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    Go to a real gun shop that has the M1As, AR-15s, and AK-47s hanging behind the main showcase and show your buddies!
     
  13. Buck Snort

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    I've been to China three times, I like the Chinese. They are a warm people if treated decently. Their government SUCKS even worse than ours but the people are really good.
     
  14. JoeSlomo

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    So many folks just don't appreciate what we have here in the states, and for most, it will take LOSING our rights and privileges before they do.

    Look at our dismal voting record...

    Very few folks vote, however, tell them they CAN'T and see what happens.
     
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    I grew up over there. All the schools there teach the kids to trust and love their tyrants. This kind of independent thinking is refreshing.
     
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    Strangely fitting, to see this posted on Independence Day . . .
     
  17. menacingsquirrel

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    heron, well said!
     
  18. Beagle-zebub

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    The first comple comments were the best: the ones about how the Chinese are too instinctively troublesome, or twitchy, to own guns. And understand that by "best," I mean the most insane.

    --Chinese Citizen

    That's sig-line material right there
     
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    good post, it is fascinating how other people from all parts of the world view us.
     
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    Great post. Thank you for sharing it!
     
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    I met several Hongkong citizens who are now in the US. This was at the range and this one guy has an expensive beltfed RPD weapon, I think its made out of a Polish kit sold by classicarms.us. He was shooting nonstop finishing the 75 rds. And they were nice to let me squeeze a few rounds out of that nice set up.
     
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    Ya beat me to it, preachnhunt.
     
  23. Hondo 60

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    I'd be willing to bet that after an initial adjustment period, China would have the same problems as America if they were allowed to have guns.

    99% of the population would respectful, law abiding citizens & 1% would be the criminal element.


    Of course during the adjustment period, there would be civil anarchy. :D

    (not that war is anything to smile about)
     
  24. Guns and more

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    I hope it scares the crap out of them.

    "You will never defeat the U.S. There will be a rifle behind every blade of grass."
     
  25. NMGonzo

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    As a foreigner in the U.S. I concur with the Chinese posters.

    No dictator of any persuasion will last long as long as the common-folk is armed.

    The privately owned "evil black rifle" IS the arm of the "check and balance" system.

    Signed.

    Owner of a "evil black rifle".
     
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