convex: Come on now, it depends on who has the gun...
Do you remember certain schools?
I remember one school, where the teacher had a gun too. Short story, not worth the first pages.
nott: Crime level in Poland is rather high, and much of it goes unreported.
You know, people should really drop that passive stance. If people would report it more often, then I'm sure the alarms will go off in the upper echelons of your society,
this passive stance, because the upper echelons didn't give a fck. This is a different country, AJ. The upper echelons were born and bred in this country, they know perfectly well what's going on.
Well, atleast some thieves have morals. xD
Hard to believe, innit :)
My neighbour visited a 'bad quarter', popped in a shop, and left her purse lying on the counter while packing goods. A teenager grabbed her purse and darted away. She run out of the shop and shouted 'Jee, moja taszaaa!'(*). A short while after the boy appeared from behind the corner, approached her slowly with a troubled face, and said 'jo wos bardzo przeproszom, jo żech myśloł, że wyście som gorolka...'(**). And gave her the purse back.
(*) 'Geee, my puuurse!!!' (Silesian)
(**) 'I am very sorry, madam, I thought you were from central Poland...' (Silesian)
Authentic. It pays to speak the local language :)
nott: One goes with another, don't you think? Possession and right to use.
No, I really think that a better equipped and stronger police force will be a better solution than gun possession, especially since the murder rate is already so high according to the statistics you've provided.
Why not both, like the Czechs have? Mind you, the best equipped police are never where you need them. Criminals have devious, uncooperative minds, and they choose times and places devoid of uniformed law enforcers. I'd have not much beef with them if they cared to inform the other interested parts beforehand.
Don't you think that the murder rate will only go up when you introduce the right to use guns to Poland?
And why should it. I do not advocate the right to commit murders with firearms. The criminals already have what they need anyway.