Interesting post by James Kelly along at SCOT goes POP!
James got himself entangled in an American blogger's site in a discussion about gun control.
He reminded me very much of AM2's early posts on the Scotsman, surrounded on all sides by people who refused to accept his argument; yet he stuck to his guns, or indeed lack of them.
There seemed to be a complete dearth of understanding on both sides.
The Americans were completely outraged about British householders being charged by the police after using force on vandals or housebreakers.(And quite rightly so, in my opinion.)
And yet...most of the Americans could not see that if guns are too freely available, then they are more of a danger, not a protection.
We in Scotland at Dunblane, suffered a madman with his legal firearms doing something horrific to our children.
In the US, and recently Germany, it seems to be the children doing the killing...
The current case in Edlington, Yorkshire is a case in point; what if those little nutters had had access to a firearm?
And yes I know I shouldn't have had my finger in the trigger guard...