Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 10th Dec 2010 14:28 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes I know that there's a number of readers who don't like it when OSnews covers political topics, I'm one of them. These political upheavals however spell danger for operating system hobbyists and so I dedicate this article to framing the political news within the context of what we are here to read about: operating systems.
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Vinegar Joe
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2006-08-16

There is a large part of the OSNews readership that lives in places where there is no need to have 'The right to bear arms'.
They all get along just fine.


After Dunkirk, the UK was critically short of small arms. America's NRA asked it's members to donate weapons to be sent to the UK for defense. Over 120,000 weapons were sent.

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shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

That was in time of war and those weapons were not distributed to the public. They went to the Army (who left most of their's behind in France) and the Home Guard (aka Local Militia)

This is not 1940. This is 2010. There is no movement to get laws enacted to give us the right to bear arms. The general public do not feel the need for them.
90% of Police Officers also go about their daily business unarmed.
My one brush with the law in Rural MA, the officer who stopped me for speeding wrote me a ticket had initially approached me with his gun drawn. I later found out that was SOP for that particular Police Dept.
Guess where I feel safer?
I am not anti gun. I used to shoot .22's competitively when I was younger and my partner was an accomplished Biathlete in her youth. We both used guns in appropriate places.
We don't feel the need to drive around with a rack of rifles/shotguns behing the driver. Sorry but we just don't.

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