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By Anonymous - / Friday 19 June 2015 19:00 / United States
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  leogachi

The reason the U.S. government can't ban weapons is that if the citizens ever need to overthrow them we're better equipped for it. Op's boyfriend, on the other hand, can and should be arrested for firing a weapon in a residential area without cause.

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haha i was about to say that #28, we'd be gonners within minutes if we took up a shotgun against the might of the military. its rather ridiculous really. peashooters against drones. they dont even have to see us in person to kill us

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Ever see FPSRussia? He's an American who pretends to be Russian but his whole YouTube channel is based around guns and he has some pretty big guns. And in America if you have the money you can own a demilitarized tank

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#55 The key word here is "demilitarized". Also, armour-piercing shells, missiles, long-range artillery... A tank isn't really a viable option anymore when fighting against a modern army. And big guns are worth shit when you're fighting against whoever employs DARPA.

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A lot of people in rural areas of the UK own shotguns, but something like this they'd be taken away for life. You're checked before you're allowed them and the police who check you can turn you down for any reason. Sometimes I wish we could have more guns, I'd love to own a pistol. Then I read something like this and remember we're better off overall.

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Being in the military for 5 years we have had this discussion of what we would do if we got orders to go against citizens over guns and other shit almost everyone I talked to flat out said we would not do it.. remember guys the military is for the citizens made up by the citizens our family are citizens. The real people you would have to worry about are private military groups being brought in to do the job. Citizens with guns are another line of defence for foreign envaiders and a way to keep politicians in check even though it sounds crazy we have used it in our past. It's hard to expect people from other countries to understand our passion for guns.

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#20 the reason the U.S. government cannot ban weapons is because it's written in their constitution that they have the right to bare arms, and if they rewrote that many US citizens would NOT be happy. Studies have shown that if Americans want to kill someone, (yes they'll use a gun because it's readily available) they'll find another way to have someone dead if guns for example were banned.

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#28 Except, if that situation arises, the military can, and most of the military likely will, side with the civilians. The government does not fully own the military.

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  leogachi

@101 I know what's written into our constitution. I was explaining why it's written into our constitution.

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#101 You'd be surprised by the amount of things people won't do if they are hard to do. A gun makes killing easy, and you can do much more damage faster than with a knife. That ease means having a gun ready nearby and succumbing to immediate impulse can get someone killed pretty fast. Doing that with a knife is harder, and therefore makes you think more about what you're doing.

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I actually support more gun laws (that's just my opinion, if you disagree that's fine). I believe that is very good for defense and that if a criminal is robbing you out something, they clearly are not afraid of breaking laws, so whether or not guns are banned, they will most likely have one. I remember one time my house was broken into, and I thought there was still someone inside. It took 10 minutes for the police to come. It ended up that my house was broken into before I noticed it and the guy was gone, however, if he was actually in the house, I would have been dead by the time the police had come. Of course OP's boyfriend did not use his gun appropriately, so FYL for OP still, and I would lock the gun away where he can't get it.

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Henceforth, when a man with a knife in London cuts the head off a British soldier, he can then walk around freely for 20 minutes before armed authorities arrive on scene. Less guns does not necessarily equate to safer.

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Because you're completely ruled by your country and if the need rises, your entire country would be completely incapable of defending itself from attacks? Whether foreign or domestic?? Yeah, there's a reason America is called "Land of the Free, Home of the Brave".

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They absolutely CAN make the right to bear arms illegal. They've made nearly every other Right illegal / useless / invalid. Right to bear arms is the LAST free right of the American people.

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Hence why I'm glad to be an American. If I should find myself in a less-than-stellar situation (ie home invasion, carjacking, mugging, etc.), I can protect myself and my family. No having to wait 15-20 minutes for the police to show up. I can use the one thing that says "go away" in every language; a gun. And, I don't mean to make an ass of myself saying this, but if I recall history correctly, y'all were pretty happy when your neighbors across the pond sent their personal guns and ammunition over to England in case them Nazi bastards tried to invade. Granted, things are very different now, but know, if history were to repeat itself, as it often does, and your country were to face invasion again, know, that us Americans would be happy to send you everything we had. Just like we did in the '40s.

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#3's statement is completely factual. It IS an over reaction regardless of how scared you are. He could have killed someone. Y'all are just down voting for the sake of over exaggerating your arachnophobia, smh -.-

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Uhm... A baseball bat, a boot, frying pan, baking sheet, fly swatter, bleach, an encyclopedia sized book. Those only took about thirty seconds to think of that didn't require the use of a firearm.

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I agree with #4, we should throw out all of these mundane options and be more creative in our merciless killing of spiders. Handguns, rifles, shotguns, flamethrowers, small explosives, these are a few examples of viable options. There is no such thing as overkill

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Well, considering his thumb out attached to the rest of his, on average, 200lbs. Yes, he could easily hold a big, bad tarantula down with one finger while doing something logical with his other hand. like using a bowl, a cup, or simply pushing straight down until it goes squish.

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You could use a frying pan, a baseball bat, a shoe, and many other things to squish it, but I think you are forgetting that tarantulas are big enough that if you squish them the innards will make a mess

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6.99? For 50? Maybe .22 rounds. And still that's cheap. I checked prices and they've actually gone down a fair bit. Although .45 will still run you around .46 cents each. OP, your boyfriend is moron for discharging a firearm at a relatively harmless spider inside a building. You are also a moron for screaming. Glad you're both okay though. Sounds like he needs to take a gun safety class.

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