Many Americans don't know that the right to bear arms was put in specifically to protect against government tyranny. Ignorance is a killer here, no pun intended.We Canadians depend on the United States to uphold the 2nd amendment right granted to the American people by the Constitution. In our country we do not have any rights to own or bear weapons of any type.
If American Laws become more restrictive our government will probably follow along. I can't imagine Americans letting the government take their guns and rights away. I was shocked when the Australians let their government take their guns. Australians are supposed to be tough. The place was colonized by convicts. Then they just give up their guns? Things sure have changed.
I hope any legislation does not pass.
The "convicts" that were sent to Australia were not the "hardened" criminals that we have today - these were poor / destitute people with nothing left to loose. They might have stolen some bread or vegitables to eat, got caught and tossed onto the first ship south. They might have been too poor to pay their taxes to the English monarchy and then shipped south. They might have been orphans with no family to take them in - and then shipped south.I was shocked when the Australians let their government take their guns. Australians are supposed to be tough. The place was colonized by convicts. Then they just give up their guns? Things sure have changed.
I don't think Gore's loss had anything to do with the AWB. The AWB was in 1994, Clinton was re-elected in 1996. I think Al lost because he was an intellectual and America wanted "somebody like them."I think she backed off because a lot of people think Gore lost the election partially due to the Clinton AWB. Imagine all the jobs that will be lost with another AWB.