Join Date: Oct 2012
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I think it is because here in the US we are so passionate about guns that we quite often present ourselves as being irrational. When someone asks an honest and sincere question the response will often be a terse one liner such as "Freedom Isn't Free" or ". . . from my cold dead fingers" or "What are you, a communist or something?" rather than their true thoughts and rationale. It comes off as arrogant but we don't feel we need to defend our position even if the personal position is 'I wanted a gun, it's legal so I bought one'.
So when an issue arrises that is gun related, we among ourselves have a difficult time dealing with that aspect.
In other parts of the world, there are still wildernesses full of dangerous animals, despotic governments, and criminals. They think about and deal with them differently. And yes, sometimes they use guns.
. . . It's pointless to race between Starbucks', around here they are 300 yards apart!
Last edited by Rory_L; 12-27-2012 at 12:26 PM.
Reason: minor edit,