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Old 3rd Apr 2003, 14:23
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Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Nirvana South
Posts: 730
I was brought up in the West Country where guns (all long arms - shotguns and rifles) were common and looked on as essential tools in a farming community. The American fascination with handguns still makes me wonder and often has tragic consequences.

Just today, in sleepy ICT, there was an arguement between an ex-husband and the current boyfriend. In the UK there might have been a fistfight - possibly some GBH - but this is the US. Boyfriend grabs his trusty 38, chases down the ex & shoots him. Five minutes later, in a fit of remorse, he commits suicide in full view of the local cops. This is just one of many such occurrences that the NRA won't report in the "Armed Citizen".
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