two_heads_talking wrote:NocturnalOcean wrote:Obviously you can always find uses for an object you carry on you. If I start going around with a lasso, I am sure I can find lots of uses for it as well. However I think carrying weapons, blades or whatever does not have any really important use that makes it worth carrying around when you are in the public.
I am grown up in Norway, where carrying weapons are illegal, and I have to admit that makes me feel a lot safer. If I knew that everyone was allowed to carry weapons, no matter how small it was, I would instantly feel a lot less safe.
Well, that would be where we differ. I grew up in a country that allows them. do I feel any less safe? Nope..
I'd like it to be able to carry my sidearm too (pistol) but I am content to using it in the firing ranges etc..
One of my aquantances was arrested and deported from Japan when he had an colt 1911 sent to Japan in pieces.. So, trying to sneak handguns or illegal weapons into country is completely illogical.
But then again USA does have an insane high rate of death and accidents due to weapons. Try compare with countries from Northern Europe where we are not allowed.