first-there are several members on this website from other countries that are making comments on american policy. with all due respect the laws of this country are none of your buisness. none of us go around telling people from other nations how thier laws should be. let americans make our decisions on the governing of firearms. nobody is forcing you to live or visit the usa. second-by that same token what laws that other countries pass should not be influenced by the usa. the citizens of your respective nations have the right to decide on policy. if you want gun control that is your decision not for me to be attemting to make. reguardless of what i think about the laws in other countries. third-numerous comments have been made about guns only being made for killing people. have any of these individuals ever heard of hunting or target shooting? fourth-maybe those against gun ownership have never had themselves or loved ones threatened in any way. would you really let your families be hurt or even killed without doing whatever is neccessary to protect them? fifth-what exactly are the anti-gun crowd taking martial arts for? if you are so concerned about the welfare of others why not take up tennis or golf. and do you eliminate techniques that might potentially hurt someone? kind of sounds like hyprocricy to me. sorry i did not spell that right. sixth-the right to bear arms in this country is to protect our nation from threats be they foreign or domestic. there might not be anything other countries and their citizens would be able to do if thier own goverment turned against them. we have a different choice. seventh-last word for now. never have i generalized people from other countries. nor bashed thier culture. not everyone here is living with the so-called john wayne mentality. some of us never want violence and disaprove of the movies,video games and the like that glorify violence.