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Old 11-07-2015, 04:51 AM
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They do have pretty reasonable gun control laws, actually - what's different is the way guns are viewed there vs elsewhere.

In the US, a gun is mainly a symbol of many things, from the ownership of your home to the Constitution and the rights enshrined in it. In other countries, they tend to be viewed as a dangerous tool. But when you look at the laws in the US, they actually have checks that are very similar to those of other countries - the difference is that in other countries nobody would think of buying a gun because we have the right to.
Really? Most places have "shall issue" rules in place for concealed carry laws? Cos we surely do not in Australia. Nor do department stores sell firearms, like they do in the US. I think the rules are different, despite having similar cultures.
 

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