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Gibb Sahib BS: Anyone defend US gun law? (823* d) RE: BS: Anyone defend US gun law? 25 Aug 14

We agonise over gun crime here, yet the figures for The UK as a whole don't even reach that of a single LA neighborhood.

There are a lot of things where the The UK as a whole doesn't even reach the amount in a single LA neighborhood...

Which should tell you that comparing the UK and the USA has very little value. Or at least make you wonder why it is not two other different nations that are being compared so much in this forum. Or why the comparison usually comes from the UK side.

The UK and the USA are completely different countries. I don't know what makes people in the UK think people in US give a damn about what they do in The Shire. The Shire is not The Hood, and we don't have many Hobbits here. I live in Los Angeles County. "Across the Pond" is Asia. Across the Border is the developing nation called Mexico. Not far off is one of the hottest places on earth. For most people, England is a blip on the radar only rarely, and even then the discussion is not how she should drive on the right side of the road to come in line with the rest of the world's nations.

I don't have firearms, I don't want a firearm, and I don't give a crap about firearms. But this thread is just another excuse for Britons to sit around "advising" the US from the butt-hurting seat of the Empire. It serves no purpose. Richard started by posting a URL (I'd call it a link if I could click it) with absolutely no commentary….Why? Surely there are plenty more threads of this shit. Well, because it is just another way to say you hate America and you reckon you're superior because you live somewhere that's not USA. How lucky you all are to have olddude play along; he was able to provide the sample-type of the Culturally Backwards/Brainwashed America, to kick around like a football and to be the example to nitpick and launch off with endless repetition of the same irrelevant Hobbit opinions.

Unless it's just caring, humanitarian interest. Is that it? You people are just so concerned about the lost lives - and you're too old to go to the Amazon rain forest to hug trees - so you've found a cause: lobby remotely for gun law reform in USA by slowly winning over socks'n'sandal folkies with fresh testimonials of "I ain't got no guns in West Stains, and I'm totally fine!"

My only guess is that British media is far too obsessed with things happening in America - and especially the most sensational things - that some are just so sick to death of "[Britain-mediated] America"…and who could blame them?…that they have to lash out like frustrated media-staurated Americans lash out at yet another Yahoo! "article" on Kim Kardashian's ass. But we don't start threads on Kardashian's ass, see?

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