looks like you answered the part you didn't quote, and quoted the part you have no answer for. Maybe take some time to really think about your stance, and examine what part of your past education/indoctrination lead to it.
Bringing a boot to a gunfight seems like a recipe to loose a leg to me...
You make too many assumptions. I have no allegiances or doctrines. I rarely believe anything that comes out of a politicians mouth, or anything spouted by someone as a truth to support their stance, pertaining to religion or politics. I also regard most pop science articles as extremely suspect, and most of what is on this and other science forums I amuse myself with at times
You might not be aware of this but I strongly disapprove of people with guns as do many other people. https://www.cbc.ca/n...port-1.5094690
I suggest you be careful when play with your gun, maybe you will accidently shoot off an appendage or someone else close to you in the process, however I recognize it is your right to do so, in the part of the world you live in. Guns however should have nothing to do with politics.
I can see in a country where the social system is failing the vast majority of people, as it seems is the case where you live, you might feel threatened by those at the bottom end of the food chain, who have no jobs or prospect of finding jobs. It sounds like you must live in a hell hole, since you require a weapon to defend your self. I was going to fly to Canada sometime in the future for a month or two to have a look around, perhaps its a bad idea.
Ideally politicians guide people through a set of very wide goal posts that works for everyone, supplying a safety net, for those with problems. If the politicians and supporters are idiots, setting the goal posts too narrow then political systems will fail, as it seems is the case where you live. Have you ever had an opportunity to shoot a criminal as you ponce down the street, with your gun in your trouser pocket.
Washington DC used to be the murder capital of the US, they banned guns in the capital, and the murder rate went down. If you walk 3 blocks outside of the centre, its a like walking into the backstreets of Johannesburg. Very dodgy, if you had to live there I can see why you might want a gun. The American dream I was told has become a nightmare for many Americans, has the American dream ever not been a nightmare for many Americans.
Where I live the government and local authorities employ people in low paid jobs cleaning the streets and cutting the grass etc. In America I guess the government practice job creation via the forces. I did find it rather concerning in Washington DC that high ranking military would fly between the bases and the Pentagon in helicopters with bloody great big missiles underneath of them. One crash and you could take out the Pentagon or the centre of Washington. If you had a few disgruntled generals they could easily recreate 9/11.
A neat political trick to distract people from the problems at home, is to point out apparent problems over seas and attempt to police them. When a political party loses support why not have a little war to promote patriotism and support. When military forces occupy other countries to support failing political systems and threaten other countries on those borders and try to destabilise them. It is not surprising that the countries under threat, try and acquire bigger weapons as deterrents.
As for political experience, its backed up by a lifetime of observation, and a passing interest in politics. I have also travelled a lot more than most people and speak to a lot of people from different social backgrounds, with wildly different points of view.
The part of the world I currently live in, people often don't lock their doors, no one carries guns, except some of the police, and the police don't appear to shoot anyone. So whilst this is nominally a poorer country than America, and not the wealthiest in Europe, the politicians are getting it right, with far less resources, and the quality of life is in general better than in many wealthier countries.
Is the thread about failing political systems or your infatuation with your tool.
Edited by Flummoxed, 31 August 2019 - 09:20 AM.