Gun Control America
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February 6, 2018
February 6, 2018 at 5:24 pm
1:08 u are a moron is not love is a needREAD THE 2A !!!
February 6, 2018 at 6:02 pm
Love this Jazza and it's an important and interesting topic. It was an honour being there with you and the other guys!
February 6, 2018 at 6:48 pm
In a lot of western nations, after something bad happens people think, hey why don't we disarm people? That should make them safer? Why don't we criminalize everyone who owns a gun because blaming good people for the actions of bad people makes so much sense.
February 6, 2018 at 7:35 pm
I'm gratified to see the LGBTQ+ community being more proactive with our American 2A rights by defending themselves.
Danny Miniere says
February 6, 2018 at 7:43 pm
I lived just one block from Pulse when the shooting happened. I moved an hour away from Orlando and experienced exactly what you mentioned as far as my rights and safety being unimportant to the authorities. I bought my first gun (9mm concealable pistol) and found a new hobby that shocked me and my normal left of center views. Now I shoot weekly, when I can afford it and own four different firearms. It's a tricky subject and one too many lgbtq people don't admit their true views on. Almost like being back in the closet but for a different reason. Great video.
David Farrington says
February 6, 2018 at 8:05 pm
As an American, I don't agree with the current gun/gun control policies. Yes, I believe that someone should have the right to "bear arms" but there is no need to have the freedom and ease of access that we do. If one is pointing to the Second Amendment for support, one must also understand that the Second Amendment was created in order to protect ourselves from a tyrannical government (i.e. the British rule trying to impose itself after the declaration of Independence). The right to bear arms was NEVER intended to allow all people to have firearms. The right to bear arms did not take into account the mentally ill or the advancements in firearms that means it no longer takes 5 minutes to reload a musket. History has moved on and the Constitution was meant to be a living, breathing, evolving thing and (unfortunately) there are so-called "conservatives" that think the Constitution should always be taken literally and frozen in time/etched in stone.
Joshua Chow says
February 6, 2018 at 8:36 pm
Thanks for the video!
February 6, 2018 at 8:50 pm
Lets be honest the biggest threat to LGBTQ folks is the muslim religion that calls for the death of all gays and which has been the perpetrator of horrific terrorist attacks. Its not the Christians throwing gays off buildings or committing acid attacks or shooting gays and raping children. The UK has a muslim terrorist problem. As an LGBTQ person you need to arm yourself or be a victim of the muslim filth that are trying to intimidate the rest of the world.
February 6, 2018 at 9:17 pm
Brilliant insight. Thank you.
Elk Paauw says
February 6, 2018 at 9:30 pm
Damn you've really knocked it out of the park with this one, Jazza. Thank you so much for discussing these hard topics so even-handedly
February 6, 2018 at 10:28 pm
A good interesting and thoughtful piece. A couple of points from me; a Brit who became American – and is a somewhat left-leaning LGBTQ-supporting gun owner:
– As a documentary cameraman myself I have to say Michael Moore is a seriously dishonest filmmaker; you should read some of the deconstructions of 'Bowling for Columbine'. He made some good and interesting points – but was extremely deceptive (to put it politely) in other area.
– As regards Columbine, and school shootings in general, this is perhaps the most perceptive analysis I've read. Executive summary: they're a form of terrorism and, as with all forms of terrorism, it's about TV ratings far more than guns or bombs: https://markmanson.net/school-shootings
Curt Howland says
February 6, 2018 at 11:02 pm
John, be careful about "Cherry Picking The Data". Britain has always had a lower firearms crime rate than the US, but that counts only "firearms". If you look at homicides by all means, the numbers change dramatically.
There are many charts you can find online of "US homicides by county" which will better illustrate that the huge majority of the United States is very safe, even by European standards. And while correlation does not equal causation, the fact is that the worst crime areas are also the ones with strict gun control.
Guns are not animate, they do not fire themselves. Badguys arm themselves regardless of any law, which is why Britain has a "knife crime" problem.
Vera Davis says
February 6, 2018 at 11:50 pm
I am glad Jazza tried to understand where we Americans are coming from. It's easy to say ban all guns and there will be no more gun violence. I can guarantee it wouldn't happen that way. All those guns would end up on the black market. The only thing it would stop is law abiding citizens being able to protect themselves and others. The people who committed these mass shootings would still obtain a gun and kill innocent people.
February 7, 2018 at 12:06 am
What the pretty lady in red states @14:20 to 16:20 is simply brilliant, and is also the reason why anyone, not only LBTGQ+ people, would shoot and carry a gun for sport and self defense. That segment is the meat of it all. Interestingly, most "bleeding heart liberals" (the self identity of the British host of this vid) have not been symphatetic to that reasoning until LBTGQ+ people themselves became a target. But hey, better late than never.
February 7, 2018 at 12:27 am
Sorry to go on, but as a fellow European that is also part American living in the US, I understand your presepctive but disagree with a lot of the claims you make, since they are factually incorrect. First, let's talk about violence. Did you realize that violent assualt is a more common crime in the UK than the US? Please look it up/ And you're actually not more at risk to be shot in the USA, unless you're black, live in a disenfranchised neigborhood in the inner city, and deal or trade drugs. That demographic is repsonible for about 80-90% of the murders in the USA. I'm black myself, and I've experienced some of that violence first hand.
February 7, 2018 at 12:31 am
NRA started out as a gun safety organization. My dad when he was a boyscout in the 1950's, was automatically enrolled in NRA. They changed their tune in the 1990's when Bill Clinton started to go after gun owners after Columbine, and created a lobbying arm to try to influence the government to not take its then 3-4 million of gun owners private property away. While all of what foreigners and non-gun people see of the NRA is public speech in defense of gun onwership (something they did not have to do before since it was embedded and accepted into the culture, and was never an issue or a threat), the core activity of its now 5 million members, still very much revolves around training, safety, friendly competitions and hunting.
February 7, 2018 at 1:09 am
The claim that the NRA spend "millions to pro-gun political candidates" is not correct. NRA has nowhere near the budget to play the political game on that level, since its finances are primarily membership generated. They do have certatin influence over Congress through lobbying efforts and by sponsoring targeted pieces of legislation that are pro-2nd Amendement, and of course through its media arm.
Nicholas Frey says
February 7, 2018 at 1:22 am
Your theory about Columbine being the reason for US citizens wanting guns for protection is not a very good one. A more deep rooted explanation would be that America went from being an ethnically and culturally homogenous country to a multi-racial and multi-cultural country and that is the root cause of people wanting guns for protection.
Beth Alcazar says
February 7, 2018 at 1:43 am
We are all worth protecting! Wonderful presentation!
Jhon Siders says
February 7, 2018 at 1:44 am
Hello I ran the Louisville KY chapter I am trying to get it active again with a new web site . I live out in the wilds of Southern Indiana out here the local sheriff will tell you they may be a wile away if you need help and do defend your self If you have to ! Indiana has a very good CCW law dating from the 1930s we also have the NRA model codified castle doctrine better know as stand your ground even in public places along with the take your gun to work law (you may keep your fire arm secured in your personal vehicle parked on company property and your employer cannot stop you from doing that ) .So many gays I know think I am some sort of lunatic that I own fire arms one gay camp ground threatened to expel me because I carry in my pick up I advised the owner that the take your gun to work law applies and he quit pushing the matter ! Think about it I am in a area known for hate groups like the Klan Aryan nation and others Gay people out here have been harassed many times ! I have been personally threatened by individuals of such along with a neighbor that does not like having a queer next to them . I own many rifles from .22 to .50 BMG several handguns and I carry Just these people knowing I am armed stopped there harassment There's nothing like the sound of a .50 BMG fired into the dirt back stop in my back field to make a statement !!! Even if you live in the city the cops are not going to be there to save your ass ! As the word gets out and incidents occur that gays will no longer be the little whippy lisps and will defend them selves would be bashers and muggers will think twice knowing they may get shot or killed . Yes I like the fact I may carry a fire arm for protection and I advise all LGBTQ to get training get there license and protect them selves. Because its going to get worse for us before it gets better .