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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 08-25-2004, 03:20 AM Thread Starter
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1. Is the right to bear arms in the US more important than dealing with the social problems giving rise to the fear that causes citizens to bear those arms

2. The US builds and uses bigger, better and smarter weapons to wage war against nations. Does it develop an equal amount of policy and strategy to bridge the differences between it and nations?

3. The US has thousands of nuclear arms. Why?

4. "If you are not with us you are against us." Is that true?

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We all wish the world would be a better place and yes there's a lot of things the USA can change in most peoples' opinions however we do not live in a perfect world so unfortunately all we can do is ramble about it on a forum because at the end of the day the USA's not exactly falling over themselves to make these changes.


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I've been noticing that there are a lot of 3 owners on the board that are from both Canada and Australia. Being the curious guy that I am, I was wondering what you guys thought of America?
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Thanks klavergreg. Would you care to copy my numbered paragraphs over to your thread and then we can ask Mods to close this one??

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klavergreg ought to be a mod..... I mean - he's already SEARCHMAN... although, I think this thread should remain just because it seems a bit more focused with those 4 questions.


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Eh, I guess I'll just offer my $0.02 to this...

1. Is the right to bear arms in the US more important than dealing with the social problems giving rise to the fear that causes citizens to bear those arms?
I think *some* of the motives for the continuing push to bear arms are rooted in the attempt to preserve civil liberties. There is already a dilemma where people feel they need guns. The situation isn't really getting better by making it increasingly difficult and punitive to own/use/defend with a gun. I agree - there are lots of social issues in the U.S. that should be addressed. There are groups who support many programs aimed at allowing people to find alternatives to violence.

Unfortunately, the majority of gun violence remains segregated. I'd like to see a breakdown of gun murder victims and convicted "triggerpersons" to see if there is a clear socioeconomic divergence. From what I've seen - there definintely is a sub-group of US citizens who continue to commit gun violence. Mr. and Mrs. Smith who bakes cookies for the local church out of her $350K home with her 2 kids in prep school is much much much less likely to blow your head off with a gun than Mr. Smith who dropped out of high school and has been a small time dealer for 2 years.

America has some severe issues with poverty that can't be "fixed" easily. Just because some high-profile people push the gun issue does not mean the other problems are being ignored.



2. The US builds and uses bigger, better and smarter weapons to wage war against nations. Does it develop an equal amount of policy and strategy to bridge the differences between it and nations?
Why the heck would you need all these fancy munitions if not to be extremely superior to your would-be enemies? Geeez man - wtf?

Many of the new weapons are being developed because it is known that the "people" don't want to fight wars. But, they don't really mind being involved with one if they think they'll win. Sooooo, if you have robots and crazy warheads killing for you - no more worries.

I highly doubt that many people in this world feel very safe and secure. The weapons development is just another indicator that there are many scared people out there.




3. The US has thousands of nuclear arms. Why?
Read #2. Hey - don't forget about Isreal, Pakistan, North Korea, and Russia (well, sorta).



4. "If you are not with us you are against us." Is that true?
Of course. You ought to just sit there quitely in the corner instead of asking all these questions


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1. Is the right to bear arms in the US more important than dealing with the social problems giving rise to the fear that causes citizens to bear those arms
Why would having legal guns cause a fear of guns? The fear is of people who use them to do wrong, and in most cases those people don't hav elegal gun sin the first place. Not to mention that we have fewer guns per household than Canada, last I heard.

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2. The US builds and uses bigger, better and smarter weapons to wage war against nations. Does it develop an equal amount of policy and strategy to bridge the differences between it and nations?
huh?


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M.A.D.

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4. "If you are not with us you are against us." Is that true?
Bush is an idiot. Although, ther eis some truth ot the fact that unless every country is united against terrorism, there's always somewhere it cau flourish.
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LOL did you hear about when South Africa gathered up all 6 of their subs in-case the US attacked them? hahaha it was the stupidest thing I've ever heard. That was like a year or two ago.


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LOL did you hear about when South Africa gathered up all 6 of their subs in-case the US attacked them? hahaha it was the stupidest thing I've ever heard. That was like a year or two ago.

I heard we declared Iran a threat a couple weeks ago .
The biggest threat the US has is Bush.

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