Originally Posted by big al hunter
Thank you Warbirdlover I enjoyed reading this excellent letter. I have always thought that the best way to combat crime is to have a firearm in every home and on every law abiding citizen.
I have a friend from Finland. He told me that in Finland they have forced military service. Every man has served in the military. And every man takes his issued weapon home after service, because he is now a reserve. Virtually every home in Finland has a firearm and everyone knows it. Guess what the violent crime rate is.....Less than 1% and very close to 0.
So you want us to be more like Finland?
"Guns and other weapons are tightly regulated. One must separately apply for a gun license, which cannot be issued for "self defense reasons". Even other weapons, such as pepper sprays, are regulated. Carrying weapons, including guns and knives, in public is not allowed."