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  • Americans should probably know (and plan accordingly) that it was the “conservatives” in both the UK and Australia who enacted strict gun control.

    Margaret replied 1 year ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
  • Ok-Chemistry-6433

    Guest
    March 15, 2022 at 3:26 am

    Saying what most of us know, you can’t trust politicians.

  • evilfollowingmb

    Guest
    March 15, 2022 at 3:26 am

    And what, in your view, are we supposed to learn from this ?

    Democrats are 99% hostile to gun ownership.

    Republicans are 90% supportive of gun ownership.

    Any and all anti-gun laws put forth by Republicans were either supported by Democrats, or if not supported, was because the proposed laws were not restrictive enough.

    So…the choice is obvious, even if you are a single-issue voter on 2A rights.

  • EfficientDoggo

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    March 15, 2022 at 3:26 am

    Conservatism is a political attitude, not necessarily strict principle.

  • academiac

    Guest
    March 15, 2022 at 3:26 am

    Conservatives in America tend to blame “communists”, whomever they think they are, for gun control. They forget that Ronald Reagan and the NRA were pro gun control and led the effort to remove concealed carry rights in California. When actual communism is very much pro gun.

  • StarKiller2626

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    March 15, 2022 at 3:26 am

    People like to think their team would never do that, not realizing they aren’t even playing in the same league let alone the same team. Trump pushed red flag laws, lots of Rs hate the 2A and most don’t care. Same for the left. They’re all equally parasitic tyrants trying to take our rights.

  • puppetry514

    Guest
    March 15, 2022 at 3:26 am

    Republican politicians aren’t pro-gun. They are just less vocal about being anti-gun.

  • CatchSufficient

    Guest
    March 15, 2022 at 3:26 am

    Only conservative until it no linger suits them? Can we just call them waffles and the dems pancakes (since they fall flat)?

  • ddosn

    Guest
    March 15, 2022 at 3:26 am

    The issue in the UK is that both the incident in the early 80’s and the dunblane shooting happened at times when the sitting Conservative government was low in popularity or struggling for popularity.

    If the Thatcher hadnt enacted some measure after the 80’s shooting, the Tories would have been raked over the coals and we would have had more commie/socialist labour (which would have fucked over far more things than gun rights).

    And the Dunblane shooting in the early 90’s came at a time when the Tories were reeling from the poll tax debacle, and not enacting some gun related measure would have tanked their popularity even more.

    Its a real pain.

  • DemocracyStan

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    March 15, 2022 at 3:26 am

    It’s always been the conservatives. California’s anti carry laws were birthed by fragile Republicans like Ronald Reagan who were triggered by the sight of black people exercising their 2A rights.

  • Xx69Username69xXx

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    March 15, 2022 at 3:26 am

    Conservatives in America are the spiritual children of people who overthrew the greatest empire in the world with their personally owned firearms though LOL

  • HeyChiefLookitThis

    Guest
    March 15, 2022 at 3:26 am

    Republicans passed most of our gun control laws in the 60s and 70s to disarm the black panthers.

  • just4prefs

    Guest
    March 15, 2022 at 3:26 am

    British. This isn’t quite the full story. We do have some very strict gun control laws, but meeting certain criteria means you can get a gun and licence for sporting purposes.

    Importantly though, it wasn’t a political ideology that resulted in these strict laws. The [Dunblane school massacre ](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunblane_school_massacre) resulted in strict gun control law and whether it had been a left or right wing government in power, the result would probably have been the same. In fact, it was a right wing government that introduced the gun control laws following Dunblane, but they were expanded by a more left wing government a few years later.

    Obviously, as others have pointed out, gun ownership isn’t mentioned in our constitution, as we don’t have a (written) one.

  • andypandy1966

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    March 15, 2022 at 3:26 am

    This may be partially true but look at how they were voted on by the Parliaments, that’ll give you an idea on how these acts were supported by almost the whole population!

  • Mudgekeewis

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    March 15, 2022 at 3:26 am

    It will get shut down shortly

  • Cucasmasher

    Guest
    March 15, 2022 at 3:26 am

    What gun control did they pass?

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