Virgil Ingram
Virgil Ingram

Mick if guns are ban in England then why do you have gun deaths.?what is the number of people stabbed to death what is the number of home invasions per 1000 maybe I will come live there. But I do like to hunt and fish and target shoot.can you do that over ther e?

Mick Sargent
Mick Sargent
  • Virgil Ingram

40 gun deaths a year from 60 million population is 40 too many, but be reasonable for heaven's sake. Shotguns are allowed to farmers and landowners (under very strict controls). The majority of gun deaths in the UK are from the use of shotguns and converted starter pistols. Nobody can buy any other other type of gun. Ireland may have some guns used by the IRA terrorists left over, and occasionally these come to the surface. Gangland no doubt smuggles in some weapons but I would rather take...

40 gun deaths a year from 60 million population is 40 too many, but be reasonable for heaven's sake. Shotguns are allowed to farmers and landowners (under very strict controls). The majority of gun deaths in the UK are from the use of shotguns and converted starter pistols. Nobody can buy any other other type of gun. Ireland may have some guns used by the IRA terrorists left over, and occasionally these come to the surface. Gangland no doubt smuggles in some weapons but I would rather take 40 deaths a year instead of the 10,000 in America. You can never get the figure to 0.

Mick Sargent
Mick Sargent
  • Virgil Ingram

Yes, Virgil, you can fish in the UK. You can hunt (within reason)....game birds in a designated season, deer (ditto), rabbit, rats and hare. Most animals and birds are protected by law. Hunting is very unpopular with most Brits. Target shooting is permitted, but guns have to be locked securely on club premises (never at home). Number of deaths by stabbing are higher than by guns. In 2010 there were 277 knife deaths in England and Wales (one third of them in London). America had around 1,800....

Yes, Virgil, you can fish in the UK. You can hunt (within reason)....game birds in a designated season, deer (ditto), rabbit, rats and hare. Most animals and birds are protected by law. Hunting is very unpopular with most Brits. Target shooting is permitted, but guns have to be locked securely on club premises (never at home). Number of deaths by stabbing are higher than by guns. In 2010 there were 277 knife deaths in England and Wales (one third of them in London). America had around 1,800. So when taking population differences into the equation, the figures are about level in England and wales and in America.

Rob Casale
Rob Casale

It's a good idea, yet people with a criminal record will just pay someone to do it for them. Make it stricter and usually everything gets worse.

Mick Sargent
Mick Sargent
  • Rob Casale

It didn't get worse in the UK, Rob. 60 million people, less than 40 gun deaths a year with a ban on gun ownership. Compare that to America with guns coming out of your ears.

Mick Sargent
Mick Sargent
  • Rob Casale

I guess it says a lot about the difference between Brits and Americans. Brits don't need weapons to prove that they are strong, both physically and mentally.

Joan Watson
Joan Watson

how hard can it be for americans to realise guns kill. get it sorted obama.

Mick Sargent
Mick Sargent
  • Joan Watson

You underestimate how dim Americans are Joan.

Mick Sargent
Mick Sargent
  • Joan Watson

A nation in which 85% believe in a fictitious god, 50% deny evolution to be the fact that it is, vast numbers believe that owning guns makes you safer (US with gun ownership= illegal gun deaths 37 per million population. UK with a gun ban = 0.7 illegal gun deaths per million population) proves to the rest of the world that America is a pretty stupid country.

Ian Gray
Ian Gray

The right to bear arms was placed in the Constitution at a time when America relied on a civilian militia to defend it. The US now spends more on armaments then the rest of the world put together and is more than capable of defending itself and it also has a militia in the form of the National Guard. The intent of the Founding Fathers was for the fledgling USA to be able to defend itself against foreign invaders. This was achieved long ago when the US achieved military supremacy and there is...

The right to bear arms was placed in the Constitution at a time when America relied on a civilian militia to defend it. The US now spends more on armaments then the rest of the world put together and is more than capable of defending itself and it also has a militia in the form of the National Guard. The intent of the Founding Fathers was for the fledgling USA to be able to defend itself against foreign invaders. This was achieved long ago when the US achieved military supremacy and there is absolutely no reason for any civilian to own an automatic weapon. Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, all culturaly similar to the USA, have strict gun controls and have death rates from gun violence a fraction of that of the USA. Guns don't kill people: people WITH guns kill people. So the only way to prevent something like this happening again, is to keep people and guns apart. Any US citizen who genuinely wants to exercise the 'right to bear arms' as originally intended is free to join the military.

Cathie Mutter
Cathie Mutter
  • Ian Gray

I whole heartedly agree with you. But more than likely, from what I & my husband see each day on the TV, approximately 1% of the guns carriers will abide by this. They don't have what it takes for a MAN to join the military. But....what you said is so true.

Mick Sargent
Mick Sargent
  • Ian Gray

Well said, Ian. 100% spot on.

Wanda Harkins
Wanda Harkins

"Just do it. It's all for love. L.O.V.E."~Michael Jackson

Danielle De Faria Jones
Danielle De Faria Jones
  • Wanda Harkins

Beatles too, All we need is LOVE!

Mick Sargent
Mick Sargent
  • Wanda Harkins

Incidentally, John Lennon was killed by a gun AND religion. The nutter who shot him said that God told him to shoot Lennon. A world without guns and fictional gods would be a far safer place to live.

Dave Rensa
Dave Rensa

A gun did not kill these people. A person killed these people. Knives kill. Baseball bats kill. Machetes kill. Let's see you cut your steak with your fingers. Guns themselves have NEVER been the problem. Godless amoral people are the problem.

Mick Sargent
Mick Sargent
  • Dave Rensa

Being godless has nothing to do with it. America is the most 'goddy' country in the western world..........and the most violent. The UK is largely secular with approaching 40% of the population being atheists/agnostics. We aren't running about with guns slaughtering anything that moves. More Christian arrogance and delusion.

Dave Rensa
Dave Rensa
  • Dave Rensa

Well, I work in the service trade and see over 2000 people a year, and the Christians I work for are by far the most loving and non-violent people of all my customers. So my empirical data suggests otherwise, sorry. :) Furthermore, violence is world-wide, just not as scrutinized in non-freewill countries who are oppressed by their govt.

Robert J Spradlin
Robert J Spradlin

"When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns".
-Ronald Reagan

Mick Sargent
Mick Sargent
  • Robert J Spradlin

Look at the UK. Look, listen and learn. No gun ownership here, except for farmers, and less than 40 illegal gun deaths a year, compared to thousands in America. You are 50 times more likely to be shot in America than in England or Wales.........and you think owning guns make you safer? Morons.

Robert J Spradlin
Robert J Spradlin
  • Robert J Spradlin

Read the quote again. I'm not saying guns will protect people. I'm saying that it won't change anything.

Charles P. Collins
Charles P. Collins

There isn't much more that can be said, thought or prayed that anyone of us hasn't already... today's military grade assault class rifles are weapons of mass destruction. They are available to non-military person's for 'recreational' purposes (for which the military does not use them as they combat instruments for inflicting death).

They are accessible by our children from within their own homes as a result of 'freedoms' granted to their parents by the Bill of Rights, and we have...

There isn't much more that can be said, thought or prayed that anyone of us hasn't already... today's military grade assault class rifles are weapons of mass destruction. They are available to non-military person's for 'recreational' purposes (for which the military does not use them as they combat instruments for inflicting death).

They are accessible by our children from within their own homes as a result of 'freedoms' granted to their parents by the Bill of Rights, and we have witnessed our children use them in a manner they experience (train for) in ultra-violent video simulation games with horrifying and catastrophic results.

When does a nation of the people, with a government of the people, dedicated to the preservation of the commonwealth and welfare of the people extract from out of its midst those things which threaten the very life of the community? It does so when its very survival is threatened. If this were a virus, we would move to exterminate it without hesitation. Let this be understood as the deadly virus that it is, and remove without hesitation all military grade assault class weapons from among the common citizenry.

And if there be an outcry from those that would resist and rally themselves to 'quote and defend' their Constitutional 'right to bare arms', then by God, let them join the militia as it was intended and receive their registered military grade assault rifles and all the attendant responsibilites to serve and protect, and the weighty consequences should they ever slack in their duty and be found to the cause of such a weapon once again falling into the hands of a child.

Caron Collins
Caron Collins
  • Charles P. Collins

Beautifully articulated brothers.

Charles P. Collins
Charles P. Collins
  • Charles P. Collins

It's obvious we are all very angry about this.

Silvia Quezada
Silvia Quezada

Mr President Obama : LA GENTE NO COMPRENDE QUE LAS ARMAS VIENEN CON UNA GRAN RESPONSABILIDAD Y LO QUE PASO FUE UNA TORPEZA POR PARTE DE TERCEROS.
PARA MI COMO PERSONA ME GUSTARIA QUE HAYA MAYOR CONTROL EN CUANTO A LAS ARMAS PORQUE IMPEDIR SU VENTA SERA IMPOSIBLE.

Amanda Lowe
Amanda Lowe
  • Silvia Quezada

Yea right...The guy who instituted "The Fast And The Furious" How many people died over that?!

Silvia Quezada
Silvia Quezada
  • Silvia Quezada

There they shed INNOCENT BLOOD AND THIS SHOULD NOT SPEND MORE PEOPLE SHOULD BE AWARE IF YOU BUY A GUN IS AT YOUR OWN RISK :(

Kristy Demo
Kristy Demo

Are you people ignorant or just stupid that gun didnt kill anybody the person behind the gun did the killing. Criminals dont follow the laws. They will still carry guns illagally just like they do now. Dont get me wrong, my hart was riped out after sandy hook, along with millions of other americans, but as long as evil carrys a .45 so will i. Dont let "big government" take away our right to defend ourselves when no one else will.

Michael Pelizzari
Michael Pelizzari
  • Kristy Demo

Careful with that .45, Kristy. Statistically you're more likely to accidently shoot yourself or an innocent bystander with it than to shoot a bad guy.

Anonymous
Anonymous
  • Kristy Demo

I am sure that Kristy has been properly trained in the proper use of a firearm,

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