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    What countries allow their people to own firearms in a majority? Such as the US. even though that is diminishing.

    Australia you need to show just cause (or something to that effect) for owning one. Such as hunting and collecting. Canada has a lot of restrictions it seems.

    So aside from crap holes with little to no government and/or enforcement (ie Mexico, Somalia, Iraq, Niger)what countries allow them?

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    I could be completely wrong on any claims here:

    Israel. If you carry, you cannot have a round in the chamber

    Switzerland. Every household is required to have a firearm, but citizens keep their issued arms after a 2 years mandatory service

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    I don't think that's a law in Israel anymore, but I don't know for sure. It come about originally because they had crappy weapons that did go off when dropped, and sometimes because the wind changed direction. That's where the term "Israeli carry" came from.

    Way to go Switzerland! Way to kick ass and be awesome! I wish I could have kept my M-4 when I got out.

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    Switzerland as mentioned, and I believe Norway if I remember right, are basically organized like the US is supposed to be with a system of armed citizens, but they have much tighter regulations about storage, and as I recall, they don't allow most people to carry.
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    Here is a link you might find interesting. As usual, don't take everything that Wiki has to say as gospel, but its more than likely more right than wrong.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_control

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    Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Israel, Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq, Somalia, Pakistan, Croatia, MonteAfrican American, Serbia, Albania. I'm sure there are more but those are the ones I can think of at the moment.

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    Philippines.

    Anywhere you can buy a FA CZ75 for around $700-800 or a 249 SAW, is a fun place for me.

    I'll say that again: You can buy a belt fed, full auto M249 Squad automatic weapon, yee haw!

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=90741

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    Art Bell live in the Philippines for a littlewhile, and almostEVERYBODY carried a gun. That included weapons that are illegal here, such as sawed-off shotguns. He talked about going into restaurants wheresome of the waitstaffwould be armed.

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    I went to the philippines in 2003. We went to the big mall on Cebu island. me and about 12 others went up to the money changing counter, and the rent-a-cop cocked his sawed off 12-gauge and aimed it at us (from the hip). I prayed the whole time that kid didn't sneeze and maim/kill us all.

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    Okay so what is the violent crime rate in the Phillipines, IE armed robbery, rape, murder? Anyone know?
    ‘‘Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.’’ Thomas Jefferson

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    zigziggityzoo wrote:
    I went to the philippines in 2003. We went to the big mall on Cebu island. me and about 12 others went up to the money changing counter, and the rent-a-cop cocked his sawed off 12-gauge and aimed it at us (from the hip). I prayed the whole time that kid didn't sneeze and maim/kill us all.


    Isn't that how everyone wants it to be here? I thought an armed society is a polite society? And all that freedom and risk stuff... and innate rights...

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    AWDstylez wrote:
    zigziggityzoo wrote:
    I went to the philippines in 2003. We went to the big mall on Cebu island. me and about 12 others went up to the money changing counter, and the rent-a-cop cocked his sawed off 12-gauge and aimed it at us (from the hip). I prayed the whole time that kid didn't sneeze and maim/kill us all.


    Isn't that how everyone wants it to be here? I thought an armed society is a polite society? And all that freedom and risk stuff... and innate rights...
    i agree only us cops should be armed.

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    KansasMustang wrote:
    Okay so what is the violent crime rate in the Phillipines, IE armed robbery, rape, murder? Anyone know?
    Not more than what we have in the US. And not more violent than what we see here. Furthermore, they hang people there. There are about a dozen or two "henious crimes" where you will get the death penalty once convicted, no need for a sentencing hearing.

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    AWDstylez wrote:
    zigziggityzoo wrote:
    I went to the philippines in 2003. We went to the big mall on Cebu island. me and about 12 others went up to the money changing counter, and the rent-a-cop cocked his sawed off 12-gauge and aimed it at us (from the hip). I prayed the whole time that kid didn't sneeze and maim/kill us all.


    Isn't that how everyone wants it to be here? I thought an armed society is a polite society? And all that freedom and risk stuff... and innate rights...
    An armed society with trigger discipline, please.

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    kerchaulk wrote:
    An armed society with trigger discipline, please.
    Impossible.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec-8mD_BhrU

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    AWDstylez wrote:
    zigziggityzoo wrote:
    I went to the philippines in 2003. We went to the big mall on Cebu island. me and about 12 others went up to the money changing counter, and the rent-a-cop cocked his sawed off 12-gauge and aimed it at us (from the hip). I prayed the whole time that kid didn't sneeze and maim/kill us all.


    Isn't that how everyone wants it to be here? I thought an armed society is a polite society? And all that freedom and risk stuff... and innate rights...
    That doesn't sound like and "Armed Society" to me. It sounds more like the person in authority was the only one that was armed, and the regular citizens (subjects) were put at risk because of it, with no way to defend themselves. Seems more like the OPPOSITE of an Armed Society.

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    AWDstylez wrote:
    zigziggityzoo wrote:
    I went to the philippines in 2003. We went to the big mall on Cebu island. me and about 12 others went up to the money changing counter, and the rent-a-cop cocked his sawed off 12-gauge and aimed it at us (from the hip). I prayed the whole time that kid didn't sneeze and maim/kill us all.


    Isn't that how everyone wants it to be here? I thought an armed society is a polite society? And all that freedom and risk stuff... and innate rights...
    That doesn't sound like and "Armed Society" to me. It sounds more like the person in authority was the only one that was armed, and the regular citizens (subjects) were put at risk because of it, with no way to defend themselves. Seems more like the OPPOSITE of an Armed Society.


    The better situation would be that they had guns too and it could have been a stand-off? An armed society is not a polite society because guns aren't the solution to all problems. That's the point I was making. You can't shoot someone because you get into an argument with them.

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