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Old February 8, 2012, 08:47 AM   #26
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Ruthless, many foreign countries simply don't have the trouble with drunkenness like we do here in the states. The vast majority of my Danish family are all alcoholics and drink from sun up to sundown, yet they rarely get drunk. It's just part of their culture. Many here in the US go OUT drinking to have a good time, over there, it's really no different than going to a coffee shop.

So yeah, I'm glad we don't have onsite pubs too.
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Old February 8, 2012, 04:04 PM   #27
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I would have guesses Israel would be pretty pro-gun, but it seems they've just been opening things up within the past few years to varying degrees. Their reserve forces and off duty military folk carry commonly- but I don't think it's all that common for very many folks to carry sidearms. That's jsut what I gathered from a quick search and read last night.
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Old February 8, 2012, 07:29 PM   #28
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I would have guesses Israel would be pretty pro-gun
They are. Being qualified to posses is the long pole in the tent. Once there you can pretty much carry almost anything allowable without restriction most places.
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Old February 8, 2012, 07:50 PM   #29
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I would have guesses Israel would be pretty pro-gun
They are. Being qualified to posses is the long pole in the tent. Once there you can pretty much carry almost anything allowable without restriction most places.
How about some documentation or a citation or two? There seems to be some reason to doubt that. See this:
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The Israel Dept. of the Interior makes notification to the general public the requirements necessary for the obtaining of a permit to possess a firearm:

1. Applicant must be a permanent resident of Israel for 3 consecutive years prior to making application for a firearms permit.

2. Applicant must be 21 years of age.

3. The permit request must be for personal use, not to engage in the business of firearms sales.

4. Applicant must fall into one of the following categories:

a. Part-time reservist (volunteer) for 3 years- may own 1 handgun
b. Such a reservist (volunteer) is a member of a gun club - may own 1 rifle
c. Professional, licensed public transportation driver, transporting a minimum of 5 passengers - may own 1 handgun
d. Licensed animal control officer- may own 2 hunting rifles, *not* full automatic weapons, or semi-automatic weapons with a limited capacity magazine.
e. Full-time dealer of jewelry or large sums of cash or valuables - may own 1 handgun

West Bank and Gaza Strip Settlers:

1. A resident in a militarily strategic buffer zone, essential to the security of the State of Israel - may own 1 handgun

2. A business owner in these geographic areas - may own 1 handgun

Veterans:

1. Veterans of the Regular Army honorably discharged with the rank of non-commissioned officer, and veterans of the Reserve Army with the rank of regimental commander- may own 1 handgun

2. Retired law enforcement officers with the rank of sergeant - may own 1 handgun

3. Retired prison guards with the rank of squadron commander- may own 1 handgun

Individuals:

Upon presenting documentation that one is about to receive a souvenir, a prize, an inheritance, or an award of appreciation from the Israel military.

People of the Gun by Larry Derfner (in the Jerusalem Post, May 19, 2002)

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Old February 8, 2012, 08:30 PM   #30
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That is pretty good. You were able to point out exactly what I said. Your ages are wrong though. You must be 27 to posses unless you served in the military.
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Old February 8, 2012, 11:05 PM   #31
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That's terrible.
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Old February 9, 2012, 12:21 AM   #32
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Basically if you're not one of the elite "only ones qualified to carry a gun" you're SOL. Yea that's pretty bad. Kind of like saying China has great gun laws, look at all the cool guns their police and military get to have.
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Old February 9, 2012, 10:50 AM   #33
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I'm not going to lie, I was hoping for someone to mention a diamond in the rough. Like an island in the pacific that has laws that allow you to have any kind of firearm you would like. A nice place to retire when I hit the lottery
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Old February 11, 2012, 08:28 AM   #34
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I hear alot of places in Europe make suppressor ownership quite easy and infact encouraged if you can own the firearm (big IF).

As much as I may disagree with the average European on many things, they rightfully see suppressors as safety devices for protecting your hearing and not annoying the hell out of everyone that lives within 3 miles of a gun range. Unlike the U.S. that sees suppressors as some sort of criminal assassin tool. Even though just like with "assault weapons" you don't see many crimes where suppressors are used despite how easy it is to manufacture atleast a somewhat decent disposable one.
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Europe is not a country. There's no such thing as a general european gun law. All of our countries within europe contains very different laws. We all have something in common though, most of the countries lets a civilian own a gun if it's used for a cause. That being in sport, hunting or in some very rare instances self defense.

As of right now using a supressor on a anything but a hunting weapon is illegal in my country, sweden.
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Old February 11, 2012, 09:04 AM   #35
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>>may own 1 handgun<<

Wow, that's big of them!
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Old February 11, 2012, 11:40 PM   #36
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Iraq under Saddam was handing out AK's to citizens. When the US invaded they thought about confiscating arms. Instead they restricted the number of AK's per household. There were just too many to take.

Yemen has huge market places for buying weapons. Officially illegal but given a blind eye by government.

Siberia/Eastern Russia probably is pretty liberal when it comes to guns.
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