why are americans sensitive about gun control?

@jb78000 (15173)
May 31, 2009 7:12am CST
I don't like controlling governments either, I've been to Singapore and the government there is ridiculously bossy, but what is so special about being able to carry a gun? There's been strict gun laws in the uk for ages and nobody seems bothered.
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@spalladino (17925)
• United States
31 May 09
Welcome to mylot jb. Rollo explained it very well in Response #3. The United States is nothing like the U.K. Our forefathers fought for our right to exist as a free nation and carefully crafted our Constitution so that we could remain free. The federal government is not the United States...the individual states are the United States...and the federal government does not have the power to take away any of the right guaranteed in our Constitution. We, as a people, are not willing to give up or allow to be taken away, any of our rights because they represent the core of who we are. We have the right to protect ourselves...from each other, from a foreign enemy and from our own government if it came to that. It has nothing to do with crime but it has everything to do with freedom.
@jb78000 (15173)
31 May 09
oops, reading too quickly while doing other things. Sorry Switzerland!
@csrobins (1125)
• United States
4 Jun 09
I dont know why americans are so sensitive about it. Americans are used to having a democracy rather than a monarchy like the uk. Maybe that has something to do with it.
@jb78000 (15173)
4 Jun 09
it's not a monarchy. the royal family has been kept for historic reasons (think it's a waste of money myself) but the uk is your basic democracy.