Ok so what I found interesting is that in the chat room when I talked about this topic Americans were so adament on having guns and a lot refused to see another point of view so I just wanted to write a blog about this whole debate on the right to bear arms.
In my opinion a society without guns is easier to control than a society with guns. Now I come from Ireland and our police force dont even carry arms except for a few undercover detectives which amounts to about 3,000. I think if the police were to have guns then of course people are going to want guns so I like it the way it is. And of course there are some people who always find ways to get guns like those involved in drug crime who just do not care about the law. Most people however do not hold any arms in their home. I also disagree with Irish farmers having guns - they have them to shoot foxes because in the countryside the foxes eat their chickens or something but anyway I don't think they should interfere with nature. Anyway if a gun was in my house I would feel less safe and maybe you can't understand that but that is just the way it goes here.
Don't get me wrong I know most of you will say you want to protect yourselves from criminals with guns but do you really not think your gun laws need to be polished up a bit. I read that 18 year olds could buy a gun? Yet you have to be 21 to gamble? And like is it compulsory to get some gun training ?
Anyway I am just trying to understand this - every country has their own culture I just find it interesting at how much Americans feel having a gun is a right..anyone have any comments?