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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 07:07 PM

16. Our laws most certainly favor gun ownership, it's in the damn federal Constitution.

Protections for gun rights are also guaranteed by most state constitutions. Even if these protections disappeared tomorrow, it would only permit additional regulation. As you have already noted that universal background checks could not pass the Senate (no less the House), and concealed carry reciprocity actually garnered more Senate votes than the background checks, the chances of passing significantly greater firearm regulation, no less laws similar to Australia, is slightly higher than zero.

We've both been through this before. American's have a unique culture, just like Australians, British, Chinese, Russians, Mexican, Germans or anyone else. Most American happen to believe quite strongly in a broad right to keep and bear arms. You and others, of course, are free to disagree and seek changes to the law or amend the Constitution. Democracy is wonderful. You are also free to try to convince others of the wisdom of your proposals by exclaiming how bad we must look to other countries. To be blunt, good luck with that.

Similarly, free people may visit the United States, or not, for whatever reasons they choose. I highly doubt that a call for a tourist boycott by a former deputy prime minister of Australia will even result in a rounding error in the trade and travel relationship between our countries.

As Australia is hardly a utopia free of violence, particularly with the increases in the percentages of homicides using a knife, maybe Mr. Fischer should concentrate on solving the criminal problems of his own country.



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