Prince Philip on Gun Control

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  1. Paul7

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    This is from a while back, but very good. Of course it stirred up a hornet's nest in the UK with the elites.

    "Asked where the Duke stood in a debate that the interviewer noted had become ''a very sensitive issue in the aftermath of Dunblane,'' the Prince said, ''I sympathize desperately with the people who are bereaved at Dunblane.'' But then he added, ''Look, if a cricketer, for instance, suddenly decided to go into a school and batter a lot of people to death with a cricket bat, which he could do very easily, I mean, are you going to ban cricket bats?''

    An avid hunter, the Prince, 75, said that sportsmen were being punished for the action of criminals. ''I can't believe that the members of the shooting clubs are any more dangerous than members of a squash club or a golf club or anything else. I mean, they're perfectly reasonable people,'' he said with a convivial laugh. ''There's no evidence that people who use weapons for sport are any more dangerous than people who use golf clubs or tennis rackets or cricket bats.''

    Another good one:

    "Commenting in a television documentary on the 50th anniversary of D-Day on the stress counseling now afforded to military personnel, he said: ''We didn't have counselors rushing around every time somebody let off a gun, asking, 'Are you all right; are you sure you don't have a ghastly problem?' You just got on with it.''
     
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    He's a voice in the wilderness that is PC, anti gun UK. Common sense there is totally uncommon and is loosing to the morons. Don
     
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    Surprised by his words.

    More power to him.
     
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    Considering some of his wacko left-wing stands in the past, I'm surprised.
     
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    Where did he stand on firearms in the hands of COMMONERS?

    I don't think he'd be so convivial.

    The hunt clubs?

    Right! Right!

    Grrrrrrrrr....


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    :alex: :alex: I would have NEVER expected that from him.
     
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    Meh, their culture, their rules, their perception and problem.

    As long as we can keep the voices here at bay, is more important to me.
     
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    It just struck me as funny, here we have someone rich and famous who has more common sense than the elites that run the country, like Trump here.
     
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    I think over there you kind of have to be a member of some kind of gun club to practice your hobby, crazy as it sounds.
     
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    Yep. So he was covering for HIS kind not the common man.

    Screw him.


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    You missed the point, the common man there has to join a gun club to have guns. And how does saying 'screw you' to someone who agrees with us help our cause? The Revolutionary War is over.
     
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    How refreshing. A Brit that actually gets it...
     
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    Ain't MY cause. I ain't English nor am I British (not the same thing; look it up).

    He's an elitist. He speaks for the "gun clubs" where they leave their shotguns AT the club.

    While you're at it you may wish to carefully read the Treaty of Paris.

    You'll have some very interesting questions. You can post them here for discussion.

    To Hell with him.


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    Better go tell the mods if it is a violation to post anything non-US related. Is it?

    So what? Are guys who shoot IDPA elitist?

    Irrelevant to the OP.

    Nice, you hate both those who are for gun control and those who aren't. Where does that get you?
     
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  15. Chui

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    Go study Prince Phillip.

    Then come back and we can have a nice discussion.

    Studying re Treaty of Paris is as relevant as the mentioning of the American Revolution.

    Context...

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    I'm very familiar with his history, and once did a college paper for my history minor on his uncle, Mountbatten. I like his opinions on gun control. Do you?
     
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    Do you like HIM? Do you like what he stands for?

    He does NOT approve of your concept of gun ownership.

    So, no, I do not.


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    Not according to the OP. He's probably killed more animals than the next 20 members of GT.