That being said, if I could buy a javelin, I probably would. The launcher + missile cost around $200k~ just to manufacture, and gun markup is pretty high... I don't think I'd be willing to pay that much for one. Maybe $80k max.
Please tell me you're joking.
@ExErvus Congratulations on ignoring the key point, (that Canada, Australia, and NZ have plenty of guns).
-Awful weather is not an argument for a lack of guns in the UK, maybe it is because of the onslaught of gun legislation put into law by parliament.
As for the UK, while I was being flippant, my statement is actually partially true. The UK's gun laws are roughly comparable with NZ (basically, you need a licence and a clean record, but you can still get a gun for hunting or target shooting, just not a handgun), but there are many more guns in NZ, because NZ is more "outdoorsy". Hunting is much more popular here.
-Their is no "paranoid psychopath" level of guns, that is a rather subjective opinion. America has a gun culture, nothing to do with paranoia.
It might be subjective, but when you can arm every man, woman and child and still have some guns left over (and this is just civilian weapons) I call that paranoia. Unless you think all these people are hunters/target shooters?
- Americans use guns for the same exact reason as well.
Blatantly untrue. I have never heard any gun control proponent talk about banning guns for hunting or sport. The focus is on guns for "protection". Again, nowhere else in the developed world do people feel the need for this.
-A Simpsons video used as a tool to portray Americans as idiotic only belittles your stance.
You made the point that because of all the guns, Americans are "familiar with firearms". I countered that by pointing out that you have one of the worst rates of accidental gun deaths in the developed world (sort that list by unintentional deaths and you'll find the US is number 12 on the list). The Simpsons video was just an addendum to illustrate your attitude to firearms.