Well I can understand your frustration, given the point of view you have presented.
I too have read many deplorable remarks and statements on this website about other nations.... statements not directed AT those nations, but callous bigoted off-hand remarks made without a care of who might be reading them.
When I said "No one is saying that "Americans are more tolerant than those bad Europeans". " I should have said "No one in this thread is saying..."
I appreciate your sentiment and as well as the point you're trying to make, certainly with regards to this particular thread...
When the right to effective self-defence is denied, that right to self-defence which remains is essentially symbolic.
Freedom: Please enjoy responsibly.
Karma. Another word for revolver: because what goes around, comes around!