cannondale king wrote:
in this day an age when people should be more easy going towards each other
That's the sixties you're talking about right there.
IMO people are overly sensitive, almost all of the time. They can't handle people with opinions that are not part of the public opinion or the mainstream and will resort to name-calling rapidly. Try to voice your opinion in an environment where you're the only one upholding that particular opinion. You will be handled with ridicule and name-calling, not with logic, no matter what your opinion exactly is. If you persist, it is likely that you have to face violence too. You don't conform, you get beaten down. That's simply humanity for you.
What really sucks about this is that these people who always hold the mainstream opinion are not helping human progress and stop us from moving forward by protecting the 'status quo'.
Galileo Galilei was right about his Heliocentrism, yet he was ridiculed and even banned by the church.
Hitler was obviously wrong and straight out wicked, yet he was the most loved politician Germany had and has ever seen.
Maybe it's time to convert the hysterical uneducated masses into the unhysterical educated masses. I don't think it will ever happen though.
Mark Twain had a great quote: "It's easier to fool the people than it is to convince them that they have been fooled".
From the movie twelve monkeys: "There's no right, there's no wrong; there's only popular opinion". Galileo Galilei was considered to be wrong in his day, while Hitler was considered to be right.
cannondale king wrote:
As too the thread the uk holds some of the tightest gun laws in the world and getting a fire arms licence is really hard i think they should add a full pychological profile test but other than that thats it remeber its not the gun that kills but the person behind it the same as cars
I agree a psychological test might be useful. Of course this will not keep people who are initially stable but who become depressed, unstable or psychotic over time from possessing firearms. Maybe a test every five years or so? I don't know if this is practically possible, or what the costs of this will be though.
Now back on topic, the gun-laws in Europe are better than the gun-laws in the USA, this is fact. If you don't think so, just look at some numbers. And don't go all like ''numbers are easily misinterpreted" and such. Look at the numbers and tell me how these could be misinterpreted. People die all around the world because of people who don't believe in numbers, don't be silly about it. You want less dead kids? Take our advice and make your gun-laws stricter. Do you have to copy the 'European' model? No. Can you take lessons from it? Yes.
Anyone who takes himself seriously would have to say that the USA has a gun-problem. Anyway, things have to happen, I think we all agree on that one.
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