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Posted by Eeyore on October 19, 2007, 6:07 pm
 


Morris Dovey wrote:


I'm sure and in a 'domestic' I dare say it's easy to use that firearm in a
'moment of madness'. NO firearm, probably no murder.



Oh yes, I've been increasingly aware of the differences, largely  through
conversations such as this one on usenet in fact.



I've always also kind of imagined it dates back to 'frontier spirit' and fending
off wild animals, injuns and so on. It just seems sad it's not possible to move
in.

I'm additionally forever perplexed that Americans seem keen to encourage wider
ownership of guns in other countries in this bizarre belief that we'll be
somehow 'safer' in spite of what all the evidence says.

The US gun death rate is FORTY times that in the UK btw.

Graham


Posted by Steve Firth on October 19, 2007, 6:55 pm
 


No knives in the kitchen drawer in places where you live?

Posted by Eeyore on October 19, 2007, 7:38 pm
 

Steve Firth wrote:


Most knives at home are too blunt to do much damage.

Also, using a knife to kill requires very deliberate and serious physical
effort, close up. A gun can kill at a distance with minimal effort.

Graham



Posted by Steve Firth on October 19, 2007, 8:01 pm
 

Umm no it's quite easy actually, very little physical effort.


Uh huh, and it's difficult to kill someone using a candle. Sorry what
was your point here?

Posted by Arnold Walker on October 19, 2007, 9:01 pm
 

So you favor poison and crossbows.....over knives.

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