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To: Mensch
I just sent this to a British in-law who thinks Americans are crazy to have a constitutional right to bear arms. He thinks all disputes should be settled with your fists. Maybe so, but it's not working in England very well any more. And the pubs aren't what they used to be, either, with hardly a free house left anywhere and the brewery chains running the show.
6 posted on 05/28/2003 8:34:41 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero
He thinks all disputes should be settled with your fists

Guess he doesn't think much of women's right to self-defense then.

27 posted on 05/29/2003 9:17:37 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (We are crushing our enemies, seeing him driven before us and hearing the lamentations of the liberal)
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To: Cicero; Squantos; TEXASPROUD; Eaker; humblegunner; Travis McGee; cpdiii
"He thinks all disputes should be settled with your fists."

In relation to guns, fists are like knives - you don't take your fists to a gunfight, either.
In my bar hopping days fists were the common way to settle disputes, and, usually, we were buying each other drinks the next day.
Times and men have changed.
Most men today would be scared sh*tless to get into a fistfight. Broken noses and busted lips hurt.
It's much easier to grab the Glock and blow them away... as long as that other person doesn't have access to one, also.
It's amazing how looking down the barrel of a handgun will cause the anger to dissipate!

The only country in which I've lived that had strict gun control that worked was Singapore.
This is a small island where the culture allows and encourages citizen control, and, as we all know, that's what the anti-gun crowd is all about.

28 posted on 05/29/2003 9:30:12 AM PDT by TexasCowboy (COB1)
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"He thinks all disputes should be settled with your fists."

Just like an Englishman to bring his fists to a gunfight.
46 posted on 05/30/2003 9:12:31 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (If he's a cowboy, then I like cowboys. <><)
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