US is the "Most Armed Country in the World"

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by tweakmonkey, Aug 29, 2007.

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Do you personally own guns?

  1. Yes, several

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    31.0%
  2. Yes, I own one

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  3. No

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  1. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    Surprised?
    http://today.reuters.com/news/artic..._US-WORLD-FIREARMS.xml&src=rss&rpc=22&sp=true

    I don't own a gun, and doubt I ever will. I think so many people own guns here to protect themselves from other people with guns.
  2. I don't own a gun. California has made it very annoying and hard to own a gun or use one you manage to have. If I lived in the desert or a less populated area I would definitely get one or two just to play with. I do believe that guns are fun and useful and should not be seen as an evil.
  3. Electric_Head

    Electric_Head New Member

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    Not surprised at all. I have 5 rifles in my house. All for hunting and target practice.

    Having such a high percentage of people owning firearms, it must be VERY intimidating for any country or world leader who might want to try and invade us.
  4. Mr. Ali

    Mr. Ali Junior Member

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    i dont own any but i will want to get an ar-15/m16 in the future.
  5. BrentN

    BrentN Banned

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    I wish i had the right to bear arms... However the canadian government 'allows' us to bear them, for now...
  6. TheDarkSeed

    TheDarkSeed Banned

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    3 rifles, 2 shotguns, 5 pistols. this down from before my mom's divorce of around 50 guns in our 3 safes.
  7. jake

    jake Vagabond

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    huh?
  8. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    The US constitution gives us the right to gun ownership whereas the Canadians seem to have a range of licenses that allows people to own guns.

    Wiki ftw

    Edit:

    To answer the originally post. Currently I do not own any, but am planning on picking up some in the future.
  9. 86mcss

    86mcss Devouring your Soul

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    So many guns I honestly dont know how many.
  10. BrentN

    BrentN Banned

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    Yea exactly, in canada you do NOT have the right to bear arms, and you can NOT own a firearm for self defence purposes.
  11. jake

    jake Vagabond

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    I was just confused with your sentence when you contradicted yourself. I know the gun laws in Canada.

    You can own a gun for self defence purposes, you just have to have a license.
  12. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    I own a bunch. And duh! Of course America is the most armed nation on Earth. I didn't realize this was news.
  13. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    It's not significant news. I just thought it was a good reason to start a poll. :D
  14. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    I no longer own any. An episode of homicidal tendencies convinced me to temporarily, voluntarily suspend my right to bear arms. If I were to get a piece, though, it's probably be counted as one of the 'not registered" varieties.
  15. GRP

    GRP oh snap

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    Man, when I read things like this it reminds me how much I fucking love America.

    I've always kind of wondered what would happen if anyone ever tried to invade us, Red Dawn style. I mean, 9:10 guns to people? That'd be around 260+million people with guns. Nuts.

    Also, have one rifle and a few handguns.
  16. JustinL

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    1 .22, 1 .308. Both of those are "family guns" (given to me by my grandfathers). I own a pistol and a over/under shotgun. The pistol is my self defence gun, loaded with 10 rounds of hydrashock .45acp 8) 96% one shot kill iirc!
  17. bbsmitz

    bbsmitz Optimus Prime

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    Who in the hell would even think of invading us?

    The Minions of the Islamic Caliphate are coming. RUN!

    /sarcasm
  18. Mr. Ali

    Mr. Ali Junior Member

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    You seem to forget that bomb > any amount of guns
  19. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    ^^^yeah? Well we got McGuyver!:p
  20. GRP

    GRP oh snap

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    I'm talking invasion, not nuclear war. An occupying force.
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    ATIzed New Member

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    Guns are of little defense against lawyers and their lawsuit suit, lawsuit that...
  22. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    I don't feel any safer knowing how armed America is, you think we could pull off some kind of insurgency against an occupying force? I think most Americans are way to pussy :p We mostly just kill ourselves with them anyways.

    I have a list of about 4 guns I want to buy, soon as I have some extra money laying around....
  23. Ranger

    Ranger Warrior

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    the pussy and weak / afraid will do what they are told by the occupying force. the people who have the means and the arms will do as they please

    sounds familiar...
  24. JustinL

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    French Rifles for sale: NEVER used, only DROPPED once!
  25. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Yeah, the show: Jerico, will probably be pretty a accurate portrayal. I would hope that the movie Red Dawn would an inspiration, but the "pussy' claim will probably be more what we see...sheesh! conformists.