Countries to adopt guns for self defence in homes

Won’t understand?

What are you talking about?

I was born in Country without firearms. I’ve risen almost without firearms. Every moment I’ve gotten firearm in my hand, I’ve never thought I’d need it for self defense.
Did we have armed robberies back then? Probably yes… 1 …maybe 2 per year… :zipper_mouth_face:
Nobody, believe me, nobody around me was thinking about owning the firearm. Even after Military service we never felt need for a firearm. It was just our nature. Knife, slingshot… these were our tools.

I cannot imagine any education services trying to explain why do we need a firearm…if we know, we DON’T need them…

Being in USA - that is opposite story. Kids know the firearm from very beginning. We can see, hear, even touch the firearm being in elementary school age.
Most of Americans lives with or close to firearms, it’s like another tool in our toolbox.

So now… being outsider, try to educate Americans they DON’T NEED firearms… :wink:
Impossible… yes, definitely impossible.

So now reverse this and try to educate others about something they don’t feel is needed…

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With education that can be destroyed

You cannot destroy hundred years of history… there is no such education.
If you try… you will have a Revolution one day…

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Revolutions are stupid

I have been thrown out of other countries gun forums for even suggesting guns for self defence

But they occurred.

Revolutions may be stupid but slavery is worse!

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Yes, thank you

To be honest, even here in the US there are people that don’t understand the need for firearms . . . even when it’s burning the city down around their ears.

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I don’t understand the question. what are you saying?

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Yes… that’s the way this World functions.

Try to find single year in the World’s history without war or conflict… :zipper_mouth_face:
There have been and always will be people who are against something.

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“Revolutions are stupid” this is one of the dumbest things I have ever heard.
1.) the greatest country in the world was founded in revolution
2.) how many countries have gained a better quality of life for most if not all people after rebelling against an oppressive government
3.) this statement has the same logic or lack there of as : guns are bad

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Great first post. Welcome!

Sadly we don’t need to. After they have given up their guns (Australia, UK, and soon Canada) they learn from their countries own criminals.

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Thank ya kindly. :slight_smile:

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I’m not sure where you’re from but I think United States history would disagree with you. Granted, there should be some underlying principles behind them but they can have a place in time with the right reasons.

I agree with some of what you’re saying here. I grew up with one of my grandfather’s having a shotgun and some rifles but he used them on his farm to take care of racoons and other predators. Past that I was not around guns and even though my Dad served in Vietnam and saw combat, both of my parents were anti-gun. As a teen and adult I was mostly anti-gun as well and figured the police were enough and couldn’t figure out why people need an “assault rifle.” Then I met my wife and her family is more pro-gun a couple hunters and definitely AR ownership. I started to learn things about firearms and eventually got interested in having something for EDC but still didn’t understand the rest of it completely because I didn’t hunt. Then I met my friend that served in the Army as infantry during the Iraq invasion. He took me shooting with some of his friends and they had a small arsenal of AR’s, pistols, and shotguns. I was really interested in learning about the AR’s too and got to shoot them and understood what they were really about and why they’re useful for defense. I’ve since had a couple professionally trained classes as well and am about to take another next week. So here I am now with a complete opposite opinion from where I was a few years ago. It might be possible with a well done education plan, but it would definitely take some time.

In Change Management there’s a method called “ADKAR” (awareness, desire, knowledge, ability, and reinforcement). Aside from raising “awareness” for what you’re trying to implement, the “desire” for change is the single most important element of implementing change. Typically that includes some kind of WIIFM (what’s in it for me?) and that would need to be spelled out very clearly and to the point. Making trainers and facilities to train at would be crucial to help people get theirs hands on a firearm and make them “less scary” and that may help support the “desire” for change.

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Revolutions are only stupid if those revolting lose. If they lose, their situation will surely be worse that it was and they will lose more than just what they were fighting for. But, if they win, they win more than they were fighting for. I think @Jason148 calls it pretty well for the US. We gained independence by taking up arms and the drafters of the Constitution always presumed that the we citizens would always be the ultimate defense against further tyranny by the government. (See Federalists No. 46.)

“To these would be opposed a militia amounting to near half a million of citizens with arms in their hands, officered by men chosen from among themselves, fighting for their common liberties, and united and conducted by governments possessing their affections and confidence. It may well be doubted, whether a militia thus circumstanced could ever be conquered by such a proportion of regular troops. Those who are best acquainted with the last successful resistance of this country against the British arms, will be most inclined to deny the possibility of it. Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached, and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of.”

Excerpt From
The Federalist Papers
Alexander Hamilton

The population at the time the Constitution was ratified was about 4 million with about 800,000 of those free white males. 500,000 of those would account for 63% of that population being armed.

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