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well put DR. A sensible article. Thank you.
look those old guys who feel unsafe and need their guns are just babes. South America and Central America you might need a gun, but here in North America? No, not for personal protection. Unless of course you have reason to be afraid? Someone hunting or haunting you? Feart from your own imaginations or shadows? Hunting - yes, target shooting, clay pigeon - yes. With a personal firearm certification for guns and ammo. Country pursuits, killing farm vermin - no problem. A gun in the hands of someone who is checked out and with medical records, gun records, ammo records; for the safety of the other unarmed citizens is fine by me. As a world wandering Brit I see no need for general gun ownership. Not a general free for all with every Joe and Jane with unregistered, uncertificated fire arms! I know you have checks in North Carolina - good thinking, it needs to be likewise all over USA. Not too onerous is it? Military "style" guns should be totally off limits to all but the military. The only people who profit from them are the gun makers. For hunting they are neither sporting nor useful.
no need to make idiots of NRA. The spokesman Wayne did that all by himself. A Joke of a gun owner! He should lose his certificate. He came over as totally deranged!
He was so bad, ill informed that I could have done a better job of his speech. I hate to think that he has guns..
Will you all stand back and take a look at yourselves? This is not how to discuss anything. You need to find a consensus. Put aside your misconceptions of others. Walk in their shoes for an hour and you might see a very different view of the same problem. Truth has many angles and faces. If I am fairly well off - yes I am - my view of the world will be much better than someone who is poor and down on their uppers. Am I lucky? Some would say yes. However I know I work hard - so luck has nothing to do with it except that I was lucky I was made able and fit to work hard.
I am an atheist so have no belief in any god - god had no hand as far as I am concerned in the result of your election. Romney did not come across well. Obama got out his vote.
Yukonjohn. It always strikes me that there are so few Independent candidates in your elections.
It can only be because it takes a RICH man to stand for election. A very great cause for concern. I saw many people argue that Romney was fit to govern because he was a business man. I am a businesswoman and frankly I trust very few business men or women!
Not the root cause of your country's woes. However it is not a serious news station. I think your public service news programmes are much more trustworthy.
I have travelled extensively all over USA over the last 50 years. Your troubles started many years ago. As have ours. The electorate neither wishes nor is interested in political solutions. Exactly the same in UK. If anything our electorate is less interested. We only have ourselves to blame if we get the leaders we deserve. How do we fix it? I have no idea. In my youth (I am now over 70) we were much more engaged and interested in government and policies.
Those of my family who have settled in USA have all "done well". They have worked, paid their taxes and prospered. They do vote democratic. However they are not liberals. They are libertarians, who are left leaning!
I cannot understand why so many Americans show disrespect for each other. One side is as bad as the other. Insults will not heal the divisions.
Who is to blame? How about start looking at the news you read and watch. FOX is dreadful. Here we call in FAUX (false) - anything Rupert Murdoch has a hand in needs to be discounted. He preaches his own agenda.
The big problems in your country stem from companies sending YOUR jobs overseas. When I was in USA recently I could find very little in places like WALMART that wasn't made in CHINA! A country the size of USA should be making their own goods. Employing American citizens.
I love your country. Many of our countrymen made wonderful lives for themselves and their families. when they emigrated to your country. We Scots are very self reliant and can hold our own, we also care for those who cannot provide or care for themselves. Seems to me we belittle ourselves when we do not look after the sick and needly.
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