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Old May 12, 2012, 10:46 AM   #4
Pond, James Pond
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I would also add that there is a seemingly strong sense of civic responsibility. I get a feeling that their people are more considerate, too.

The UK has lost that: there the mentality has been becoming much more selfish over the last 20 or so years, especially in the urban areas: such a shame...

In France, a little like in the Mediterranean countries, they are more laid back and see rules and regs as quite "elastic" in their interpretation.
Nice to see they don't take life to seriously but at the same time frustrating when some don't take others into account. Also definitely more so in cities.

How does this equate to 84 bullets fire in anger? No idea.

I suppose the sorts of situations where lethal force is needed don't come up very often, and/or the police don't resort to lethal force quite so quickly...
When the right to effective self-defence is denied, that right to self-defence which remains is essentially symbolic.
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