Switzerland having a small population has a tiny army so to make up for it most able bodied men are in the army reserves and keep their weapon at home in case of a sudden call up due to invasion. So the Swiss are trained to use guns properly. Check it out. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/1566715.stm
Also Switzerland is a very rich country and the gerneral standard of living and education is very high. There is almost no poverty, unemployment or deprivation hence almost no crime.
No disagreements here. This is actually tackling some of the points I was attempting to make in my last post.
As for Mexico. If it bordered Canada instead of America it would be a very different country. Guns come across the border from America in huge amounts. How many gun shops are there on the border? It is also a third world nation with extreme poverty right next door to a very rich country. If you were in their shoes what would you do?
Immigrate obviously, but it’s completely negating the fact that with there being no guns at all, except in the government’s hands, since the Mexican government is heavily corrupt, think GOP/Tea Party from the USA on extreme steroids, and from this perspective, I think a handgun for protection is at least a little bit reasonable at this point.
American gun sellers are fueling a drug war that has cost the lives of thousands. The second amendment doesn't only affect America.
You posted a bunch of links that made a point, and now are using it to make a point that has nothing to do with the links and quotes you posted.
I agree with your links that we need to make sure guns are heavily tracked. I agree that we should not be allowed to export guns, to any nation. It is all fuel to the fire to the point that I made. Just because we have corrupt gun owners and gun shops (as I mentioned before, the NRA) does not mean that ALL gun owners or shops are at fault. You are using the guilt by association fallacy here. Despite this, I can get behind your call to heavily regulate guns.
So, what exactly are you disagreeing with me?
So you have lost more Americans that in WW1, WW2, Korea, Vietnam. They're your countrymen not mine.
No. I have not lost more American lives than in WW1, WW2, Korea, and/or Vietnam. As I said, guilt by association here. I HATE the NRA! I’m heavily FOR gun regulation, gun control, and systems set up for tracking firearms AND for going through long and tedious processes to obtain this privilege like cars and driving. I as well have a 0% murder rep. So, no Frank, I have not cost any lives at all. Nice try trying to make me feel guilty over something that happened when I didn’t even exist.
In addition, this is why people think you are anti-American. It’s because of your nationalistic statements like:
They're your countrymen not mine.
They are as every bit as your people, as they are mine. Either accept them as your own instead of being nationalist, or you have just revoked your right to say anything on the matter of MY countrymen!
Either way, nobody is my countryman, just as nobody is yours. We are not slave masters, we are individuals, so I really don’t appreciate the nationalistic rhetoric.
BTW. Check out the brady site www.bradycenter.org It'll really open your eyes.
What about the site is supposed to open my eyes, and about what? I already agree with the majority of what was said here.
The only thing I mentioned that I possibly see your objection is that I agree with the original poster and the founding fathers of the USA on the right to bear arms. If this is so, then let us argue on that point rather than acting that I’m an NRA toter since I’m an NRA hater.