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Old 21 April 2009, 05:33   #21
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I travel through Schipol airport where all Police are armed, it gives me a sense of security.

Yes guns are weapons, so are knives do they need banning too? Baseball bats? I once got chased in my car by some idiot when I was younger, after that I kept my pen flares in the drivers door. They could have been used as a weapon.

Basically anything that the treehuggers don't like will be banned, How many Dunblanes had happened? It was a knee jerk reaction that spoilt alot of peoples hobby.
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Legislation! Cigarettes, knives, solvents.....guns?

Mmmm....alcohol, fatty foods, baseball bats, snooker cues....combustion engines....
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Guns are designed to kill things - that is their sole use. Seems stupid to me not to ban them.
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Guns are designed to kill things - that is their sole use. Seems stupid to me not to ban them.
Of course they're designed to "kill things" and, used correctly very efficient they are too. Despite your theatrical protestations, there are other recognised uses though.
I appreciate that in some fluffy, Guardian reading world everything is cute and cuddly and should live forever. However, in the real world, this is not so and thus, to quote a Texan “When things need a’killin” then guns are perfect for that job.
What legislation needs to do, is to keep anything dangerous away from the feeble minded, malicious or evil. Unfortunately this needs to be backed up with deterrents, which is what we are sadly lacking these days. The “ban it” culture just doesn’t work.
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What even target rifles.... used for killing targets?
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What even target rifles.... used for killing targets?
Hell, even the Scouts Association, that bastion of all things worthy and moral, teach their chaps to shoot at targets. Teaches discipline, don’t you know?
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Hell, even the Scouts Association, that bastion of all things worthy and moral, teach their chaps to shoot at targets. Teaches discipline, don’t you know?
That was for Tim not you. What I was getting at that target rifles are designed and made for shoot targets, not living things.

So what about crossbows are we banning them too?
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IMHO all types of gun should be banned. You can still kill someone with one of these! Someone made reference to the work "weapon" - thats exactly what they are. With reference to being shot with chair legs/bags etc, my attitude is that if you co-operate with the police you won't get shot. Waving something that could be a gun at them is probably not a great idea....Running into a tube station looking like a terrorist whilst there are a load of armed police running after you and shouting is a prime example.
How do you define looking like a terrorist? Are you going to shoot everyone who looks like they are Irish???


An innocent man died and you glibly make remarks like this...................
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How do you define looking like a terrorist? Are you going to shoot everyone who looks like they are Irish???


An innocent man died and you glibly make remarks like this...................
Whilst I agree with your other comments he wasn't innocent, he was an illegal immigrant hence he ran.
If he hadn't entered out country illegally he probably wouldn't have ran and been alive today.
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Whilst I agree with your other comments he wasn't innocent, he was an illegal immigrant hence he ran.
If he hadn't entered out country illegally he probably wouldn't have ran and been alive today.
The police CLAIMED they shouted "armed police" - it eventually came out they did nothing of the sort. They didn't even look like police - how was he to know who the hell they were.

Many people will instinctively run from an unknown threat - even when they have nothing to hide.
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