Originally Posted by Kthulhu
CeeTee is referring to a hypothetical situation, I think, not one that is yet in effect.
Nor I think anybody will.
Let's say it directly: it's not like in Italy gun ownership is "seriously seen as a right" or anything... unfortunately we don't get that far. Yet, it is not seen as a problem. "Restrictive" law proposals are announced every time that a gun tragedy happens... and then... nothing. Just a soap bubble. Luckily, we are safe... for now. Here in Italy, the risk are not restrictive laws, but the bureaucratic apparat
that lives on gun regulations: the Firearms and Explosives branch of the Ministry of Interior, the Police officials tasked into approval and renewal of firearm licenses, and so on.
"It is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself, when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks. It is legal and lawful to own a shotgun or a rifle. We believe in obeying the law." -- Malcolm X
"We (atheists) act in good conscience because we believe in moral principles, not because we expect a reward in Heaven." -- Margherita Hack