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The right to own guns: would you support such legislation in Poland?


Matt32 4 | 83    
18 Oct 2010  #1
What do you think about the right to own the guns?
A good example of such a country is Switzerland, where every household has a real, honest-to-God full- auto-assault rifle and ammo on hand.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,467    
18 Oct 2010  #2
Coming from a country with so many gunshot deaths (USA), I shouldn't want to see the same thing taking place in Poland. Often a family quarrel will end in verbal abuse, shouting, throwing things or maybe a black and blue mark or two. If someone in a fit of drunken rage had easy access to a firearm.......
convex 20 | 3,980    
18 Oct 2010  #3
A good example of such a country is Switzerland, where every household has a real, honest-to-God full- auto-assault rifle and ammo on hand.

Switzerland is not a good example. You can't privately own an automatic weapon.

The Czech Republic is incredibly laid back when it comes to gun ownership. A large percentage of the population has private firearms, and everyone has the right to carry.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,389    
18 Oct 2010  #4
"The right to own guns: would you support such legislation in Poland?"

No.

i've never met anyone who expressed a need for one.

there is no gun culture (other than hunting) or knife culture here. let's keep it that way.
ZIMMY 6 | 1,601    
18 Oct 2010  #5
"“The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing."..............Adolph Hitler

"“If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.”
....... Joseph Stalin

"I gave the categorical order to confiscate the largest possible number of weapons of every sort and kind. This confiscation, which continues with the utmost energy, has given satisfactory results.” ....Benito Mussolini

"“All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns..." Mao Tze Tung,

“Guns, for what?"
A response to Cuban citizens who said the people might need to keep their guns,........Fidel Castro

"“A free people ought to be armed.”
– George Washington

Test Question; which of the above leaders did not initiate gun control?
PennBoy 76 | 2,438    
18 Oct 2010  #6
In Poland sure, civilized people most would just keep it in their home for protection.
Look what it has come to in America...
youtube.com/watch?v=xr8PQDoZXSo
Chicago Pollock 7 | 505    
18 Oct 2010  #7
Coming from a country with so many gunshot deaths (USA), I shouldn't want to see the same thing taking place in Poland. Often a family quarrel will end in verbal abuse, shouting, throwing things or maybe a black and blue mark or two. If someone in a fit of drunken rage had easy access to a firearm.......

the price of freedom

A good example of such a country is Switzerland, where every household has a real, honest-to-God full- auto-assault rifle and ammo on hand.

My opinion is that Poland should resurrect the AK and operate it like the Swiss operate their Army reserves. You would think with Poland's history they would have already done something like this. But Poles would rather depend on political alliances. Just like 1939 and than spend 50 years wondering why they were overrun.
f stop 25 | 2,514    
18 Oct 2010  #8
They should have breathalizer incorporated in gun safety mechanism. Lol - you'd have to blow into a little tube before you can use the gun. ;)
OP Matt32 4 | 83    
19 Oct 2010  #9
A free people ought to be armed.”
– George Washington

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Without them we are nothing but slaves to the government masters. Guns are good for freedom!

My opinion is that Poland should resurrect the AK and operate it like the Swiss operate their Army reserves.

Maybe they do ?!
convex 20 | 3,980    
19 Oct 2010  #10
Without them we are nothing but slaves to the government masters. Guns are good for freedom!

Guns are the last line of individual freedom.
f stop 25 | 2,514    
19 Oct 2010  #11
The problem is that once guns are legalized, they inevitably end up in the hands of criminals. Then everybody else needs a gun, so they buy more, etc etc...

I've had the misfortune of seeing two people get shot on two different occasions, and I can tell with certainty that neither one would be dead that day if guns weren't easily accesible.
convex 20 | 3,980    
19 Oct 2010  #12
Our current problem here in Europe is that guns are illegal for law abiding citizens, but accessible to criminals.

Now, I've had an entire handful of friends shot dead before I was 18. It sucks, I agree with you on that...but this all detracts from the entire reason why private ownership in the US is legal to begin with...

It's the last line of defense against intruders, opposing forces, and most importantly, the government. That is the primary reason for gun ownership in the US.
guesswho 4 | 1,293    
19 Oct 2010  #13
"The right to own guns: would you support such legislation in Poland?"

No.

That's because Poles are hotheads. I can imagine how many Poles would die in the first few hours after the legislation. Besides, alcohol and guns just don't go together.
convex 20 | 3,980    
19 Oct 2010  #14
The problem with that chart is that suicides are included...distorts things a bit.
guesswho 4 | 1,293    
19 Oct 2010  #15
f stop, of course we are leading this comparison, we have the most guns of all and also by our population of 300mln, obviously we have more deaths caused by the use of guns than any other of those smaller and less populated countries.
convex 20 | 3,980    
19 Oct 2010  #16
Per capita the US also has way more deaths...Still, the point is that private guns are the last line of defense to a tyrannous or incompetent government. Tyrannous if they want to take guns away, incompetent if they have a problem with crime.
guesswho 4 | 1,293    
19 Oct 2010  #17
The fact of life is, that we always lived with guns and we handle them differently than Poles if they were in our situation. When I was in Poland, I observed how they act when they get really mad at each other after having too much to drink. With guns, I can imagine how those very lively "disputes" would end up.
convex 20 | 3,980    
19 Oct 2010  #18
The very basic deciding factor of a free society is...do you trust your citizens with firearms?
trener zolwia 1 | 940    
19 Oct 2010  #19
Our current problem here in Europe is that guns are illegal for law abiding citizens, but accessible to criminals.

Crazy. Backwards. This is where Lib gun-grabbing leads.

It's the last line of defense against intruders, opposing forces, and most importantly, the government.

Guns are the last line of individual freedom.

""A free people ought to be armed."
- George Washington

Amens.

Peeps can't own guns in P-Land at all? Even only keeping them in their homes? How about for hunting?
guesswho 4 | 1,293    
19 Oct 2010  #20
The very basic deciding factor of a free society is...do you trust your citizens with firearms?

As far as Americans, it's too late for this question. We need guns just to stay safe but in Poland, I personally don't think it would be a good idea after what I've observed over there. Like I already said before, Poles (not all of course) are real hotheads when they get wasted.
convex 20 | 3,980    
19 Oct 2010  #21
Peeps can't own guns in P-Land at all? Even only keeping them in their homes? How about for hunting?

Very difficult. The Czech Republic has figured it out, Poland definately hasn't... :(
pgtx 29 | 3,160    
19 Oct 2010  #22
Poles aren't ready... they would kill each other, more or less randomly, and the Polish population would shrink even more then it already did....

edit:
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trener zolwia 1 | 940    
19 Oct 2010  #23
As far as Americans, it's too late for this question. We need guns just to stay safe

One of the stock lines of the grabbers is that we no longer need guns to protect ourselves from Injuns. But the truth is that we now need guns more than ever to protect ourselves from the homies.

It is irresponsible to not have on hand the means to protect your loved ones. Any cowardly, anti-gun Lib males should be ashamed of themselves and can hardly call themselves a man.
convex 20 | 3,980    
19 Oct 2010  #24
It is irresponsible to not have on hand the means to protect your loved ones.

100% agreement there.
guesswho 4 | 1,293    
19 Oct 2010  #25
But the truth is that we now need guns more than ever to protect ourselves from the homies.

Yeah, mainly against the freakin' drugged up hip-hoppers (jeez, I hate this crap).
convex 20 | 3,980    
19 Oct 2010  #26
you're losing the picture...stay on target....
trener zolwia 1 | 940    
19 Oct 2010  #27
They're really getting brazen. Now you're not even safe in your own home. The new homie thing is 'home invasions'. This is relatively new term that we hardly heard until just a few years ago. Now you can't open a newspaper without reading about another one. Yep, worse than Injuns...
convex 20 | 3,980    
19 Oct 2010  #28
home invasions were "common" back when I lived in the states. Nothing new.

Convex has been held up at gun point!!!!
guesswho 4 | 1,293    
19 Oct 2010  #29
you're losing the picture...stay on target...

who's saying it, a guy that doesn't even live here? C'mon convex :-)
trener zolwia 1 | 940    
19 Oct 2010  #30
Convex has been held up at gun point!!!!

Can we play 'Guess the Race of the Perp'?
That's enough to send one out to buy a gun.

At least P-Land doesn't have to deal with this problem... Meh, maybe they don't needs guns after all since they have no Injuns or homies to deal with... just the occasional Nazi or Rushkie...


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