Americans have less overall freedom's than Australian's who have never faced bans by their govt to travel to legitimate countries of buy goods from such countries they are banned from. Americans cannot work or live for extended periods OS without paying tax back home and even trying to cancel your US citizenship is not straightforward and can cost thousands. I also don't believe US citizens are entitled to Dual citizenship (but I don't see that as a bad thing either, makes it easy for someone to commit a crime in one country and if they can get to the airport before being identified they have a Plan B).
The issue with guns and the argument for pro-gun ownership is simple.
- What is a gun designed to do?
- Why do you want a gun that can shot lots of people in a very short space of time?
- Why do you need a gun that is accurate from over 1000m?
- Why do you need a gun that is lethal at over 1000m?
- Why do you need a weapon that is concealable?
- Why do you need so much ammunition and number of weapons?
The self defense argument is BS
- Most people who are murdered by gun have little or no warning to retrieve a rifle/shot gun and minimal for a hand gun.
- A hand gun is of limited use for self defense unless at close range and you are well trained to shoot with one, ask the police.
- At best they could maybe reduce the head count if someone had a gun to use in defense.
- Having large numbers of weapons in the community increases the leakage rate to criminals.
- Having guns at home increases the "friendly" death rate due to accident and emotional factors.
The "Swiss do it right" argument is BS, yes better than USA their murder and suicide rates far exceed the rest of Europe and Australia. What actually happens in Switzerland compared to what many people think actually happens with gun ownership are two different things.
And the 5th amendment (or what ever number) argument. Give me strength! Back then it was a single shot muscat that took 20-30sec to reload and barely accurate across a kids soccer field (smooth bore).
The Israelis, even with their history issue a fix amount of ammo for life and its not much!
Not surprising the OECD countries with the tightest gun ownership laws have the lowest death rates using a gun. Again, why do you need a gun and who do you plan to kill? In Singapore I believe (could be wrong) the penalty for being caught with a gun is life and with a loaded gun the death penalty as you were obviously going to commit murder.