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    Is there a philosophical, or religious basis for the laws of a country to let a random dude being able to shoot his own country folk about a school, theater, concert, etc., etc.?

    I understand the concept of death that drives us all in some way.

    I knew someone from Tahiti who wanted to get a gun a few of years ago, so he could shoot dead a random person - preferably one with immigrant background, even though he was an immigrant himself.

    He said he just wanted to have that sort of power, that sort of freedom.

    I disagreed, and tried to talk him out of it.

    Thankfully, being in France, the best he could do was playing Call Of Duty.

    But, to make a story short, he ended up throwing himself under a high speed train.

    I think it's sad that he killed himself, but I'm glad he never had the freedom to go postal on other innocent people.

    And precisely why would a country grant such an insane freedom to its citizens?
    Let's start with your premise that the laws let people kill each other that you put forward.

    Laws don't allow it to happen. It's the lack of enforcement that allows it to happen.

    Tell us about all those car burnings.

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    The inability to get our hands on Frenchmen
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    Quote Originally Posted by roberthughey View Post
    Let's start with your premise that the laws let people kill each other that you put forward.

    Laws don't allow it to happen. It's the lack of enforcement that allows it to happen.

    Tell us about all those car burnings.
    What about car burnings?

    If Americans started to burn their guns on New Year's Eve, that'd be hopeful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparta View Post
    The inability to get our hands on Frenchmen
    Feel free to get yours on Frenchwomen
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    People in other countries don't kill their countrymen?
    For the love of God, could you at least once not talk like a none-too-swift 9 year old???
    Yes, Paris worded the OP title rather clumsily, not certain if English is his native language.
    But YOU take advantage of that and try to spin the statement into an implication that America is the ONLY country where citizens kill each other.
    Pretending (?) you are too dull-witted to understand such things as rates, percentages, etc. In measuring crimes it is common and customary to express it in the rates, as in number of crimes per 100,000.
    I feel certain that Paris was referencing murder RATES.

    You people seem to take pride in saying dumb shit. Why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    I thought Paris had their own mass shooting a little more than two years ago.

    Over a hundred killed as I recall.

    WELL over a hundred.

    But, maybe that was different because it was a bunch of radical Muslim terrorist murderers?

    France ain't "civilised"?
    Do you understand the word SCALE or do you not???
    WTF???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    Is there a philosophical, or religious basis for the laws of a country to let a random dude being able to shoot his own country folk about a school, theater, concert, etc., etc.?

    I understand the concept of death that drives us all in some way.

    I knew someone from Tahiti who wanted to get a gun a few of years ago, so he could shoot dead a random person - preferably one with immigrant background, even though he was an immigrant himself.

    He said he just wanted to have that sort of power, that sort of freedom.

    I disagreed, and tried to talk him out of it.

    Thankfully, being in France, the best he could do was playing Call Of Duty.

    But, to make a story short, he ended up throwing himself under a high speed train.

    I think it's sad that he killed himself, but I'm glad he never had the freedom to go postal on other innocent people.

    And precisely why would a country grant such an insane freedom to its citizens?
    It’s a guy thing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isalexi View Post
    It’s a guy thing!
    It looks like it indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isalexi View Post
    It’s a guy thing!
    Pity there weren't any Founding Mother to help write your constitution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    Is there a philosophical, or religious basis for the laws of a country to let a random dude being able to shoot his own country folk about a school, theater, concert, etc., etc.?

    I understand the concept of death that drives us all in some way.

    I knew someone from Tahiti who wanted to get a gun a few of years ago, so he could shoot dead a random person - preferably one with immigrant background, even though he was an immigrant himself.

    He said he just wanted to have that sort of power, that sort of freedom.

    I disagreed, and tried to talk him out of it.

    Thankfully, being in France, the best he could do was playing Call Of Duty.

    But, to make a story short, he ended up throwing himself under a high speed train.

    I think it's sad that he killed himself, but I'm glad he never had the freedom to go postal on other innocent people.

    And precisely why would a country grant such an insane freedom to its citizens?
    Violence is not an American problem, but we do glorify it. We do fail to offer suitable care to people who can't manage their rage, etc. We do assure that military-grade weapons are freely on offer to the public. And we do inculcate completely unrealistic expectations through our media.

    But none of this would result in mass murders on the scale they occur in the U.S. if it weren't for the easy access to guns, especially assault weapons.
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