The Past Master
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- Nov 18, 2021
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Because, if our country's main belief is founded on freedom there would be more that are for freedoms than against them, and if someone even tried to make us into a non free country there would be a lot of people going against that small minority groupOn what do you base those claims?
Man I'm so sorry that happened... I wish I had other things to say but I think the only thing right now is to say sorry for your loss and agree with you on what you've saidMy 17 year old granddaughter was killed by a drunk driver. That driver will be in prison for at least part of the next 28 years, 14 years per girl that died. I am not a big fan of alcohol and I am definitely not a fan of drunk driving. And Laws that regulate drinking and driving should be enforced. The bar that served him got sued and I think they shut down because he walked in drunk, they served him, he got in his SUV and decided to run the stop sign at 175 and there was a semi coming. My granddaughter should have called her mother for a ride. but she didn't, and she was in the back seat. She died at the scene. The front seat made it past the semi, but the back did not. He went to prison, but nothing will bring my granddaughter back. Not one thing. Do I think we need prohibition - I don't think it worked. I don't want to get thrown off the forum, I'll let you draw your own comparisons.
My opinion on guns is similar, guns are illegal in the Uk , people still get shot only difference is our police don’t have guns so there isn’t a chance of dying every time you break the law .Take for example, drugs. They are illegal in many parts of the world, yet the people that want them, somehow still get their hands on them regardless of the consequences. If you were to add additional restrictions to gun ownership, the bad guys would still get them, but the law-abiding people would have a much more difficult time. And there are many tests you must pass to get a gun license.
As Americans, it’s our constitutional right to bear arms. Taking that away would be like removing the first amendment; freedom of speech.My opinion on guns is similar, guns are illegal in the Uk , people still get shot only difference is our police don’t have guns so there isn’t a chance of dying every time you break the law .
Example .criminals uses guns because police use guns , you don’t go to a knife fight with a spoon . If police stopped using guns the average criminal wouldn’t feel the need to carry a gun mean less people die .. but America has gone to far now to ask the police to put down there guns is asking them to die
If you are not mature enough to drink or use a firearm responsibly, how are you mature enough to vote?Voting isn't the same as drinking or having a gun though... I don't see why someone can't vote at the age of 18...
You can join the army at age 17 and get deployed, using a M16 and a 9mm pistol for combat, firing live rounds. But once you get back home? You still can’t vote, legally own a gun, or legally drink. THAT is stupid.If you are not mature enough to drink or use a firearm responsibly, how are you mature enough to vote?
IIRC voting was reduced to 18 as a result of the draft in Vietnam era. In the US, the age of majority is 18, IMO full rights & responsibilities should be conferred at that time. If 18 is too young for one right, then the age should be raised for all.