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message 1: by Mehreen (new)

Mehreen Ahmed (mehreen2) | 1911 comments Who arms the radicals? Those who do it, can they also disarm them?


message 2: by Michel (new)

Michel Poulin Unfortunately, weapons can be found and bought, or stolen, about anywhere with varying degrees of difficulty depending on the country. In the USA, one could buy anything from a pistol to an assault rifle. In countries at war, that is even easier. As long as arms merchants are in business around the World, cutting off the flow of weapons to radicals will be a pipe dream.


message 3: by Mehreen (new)

Mehreen Ahmed (mehreen2) | 1911 comments Michel wrote: "Unfortunately, weapons can be found and bought, or stolen, about anywhere with varying degrees of difficulty depending on the country. In the USA, one could buy anything from a pistol to an assault..."

That's so true.


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Dave Edlund (dedlund) | 13 comments Michel wrote: "Unfortunately, weapons can be found and bought, or stolen, about anywhere with varying degrees of difficulty depending on the country. In the USA, one could buy anything from a pistol to an assault..."

It is not guns that can be purchased by average citizens in the US that are the problem; although I'm sure some would want us to think that is so. Who are the two largest exporters of military weapons? US and Russia. Of course, these weapons do get onto the black market, or are taken when an armory is raided, or soldiers leave a crumbling government to side with some group outside normal government influence.

It is ironic that is certain states and cities in the US, a citizen who lawfully owns a gun, and that gun is stolen, may be held criminally and civilly liable for harm that comes from the stolen gun. But Uncle Sam and Comrade Putin are the biggest suppliers--indirectly--of weapons to every fringe and terrorist group on the planet. And no politician or advocacy group even talks about the harm.


message 5: by Mehreen (new)

Mehreen Ahmed (mehreen2) | 1911 comments Dave wrote: "Michel wrote: "Unfortunately, weapons can be found and bought, or stolen, about anywhere with varying degrees of difficulty depending on the country. In the USA, one could buy anything from a pisto..."

Yep. Humanity will fail but this wouldn't.


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