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Other countries like USA?

This is a discussion on Other countries like USA? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; As far as carry goes, I'm not sure. For overall gun ownership, I thought I read an Arabic country(Yemen I think) was 2nd or 3rd ...

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    As far as carry goes, I'm not sure.
    For overall gun ownership, I thought I read an Arabic country(Yemen I think) was 2nd or 3rd in gun ownership(behind the USA).
    Not sure whether that's because of Jihadists w/AKs or that they have good gun laws there. But I don't think I'd want to move there,even if they had Vermont carry laws.
    "The right of the whole people, old and young, men, women and boys, and not militia only, to keep and bear arms of every description, not such merely as are used by the militia, shall not be infringed, curtailed, or broken in upon, in the smallest degree..."
    Nunn v. State GA 1848

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    Quote Originally Posted by edr9x23super View Post
    here's a simple answer:

    No - You live in the greatest nation on the planet, because NO nation aside from ours has a more clearly defined right to keep and bear arms.
    That Right is there so we can protect ourselves,our family and this nation, even if it's biggest threat is itself !

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

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    I've heard Panama has decent gun laws... and they even use the US Dollar.
    The facts are indisputable. There is more data supporting the benefits of Conceal Carry than there is supporting global warming. If you choose ignorance, in light of all the evidence, in order to bolster your irrational fear of guns, you are a greater threat to society than any gun owner.

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    Costa Rica allows private gun ownership and even has CCW. Not sure how restrictive it is. I also believe Mexico allows for private gun ownership and has ccw as well. I do not however know the requirements to qualify for CCW in these countries.

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    More unsubstantiated rumors - I *thought* the Philippines allowed the private ownership of firearms. A lot of good IPSC shooters come from there, and they also have a lot of IPSC competitions there.

    If you are talking about freedom of speech, press, freedom to assemble , freedom to sue the govt, protection against unlawful searches and seizures ... then the Philippines are not a good place compared to good ol' US of A.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edr9x23super View Post
    here's a simple answer:

    No - You live in the greatest nation on the planet, because NO nation aside from ours has a more clearly defined right to keep and bear arms.
    Yep ^^

    Decades ago and even post war the answer would have included many countries including England too.
    But now today right now current there are none but the U.S.A.

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    Are we talking about legality or reality?

    I'll bet there are PLENTY of places in Africa, South America and Asia where just about anyone who wants can carry whatever weapon he or she wants.

    Not that they are places you'd want to live (or even visit).
    "...bad decisions that turn out well often make heroes."

    Gary D. Mitchell, A Sniper's Journey: The Truth About the Man and the Rifle, P. 103, NAL Caliber books, 2006, 1st Ed.

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    OY, what a place

    Quote Originally Posted by Goel View Post
    I once was walking on Ben Yahudah street in Jerusalem ....!
    Goel, I had a similar experience in the same place. We were seated at an outside cafe next to a table full of off-duty military (boys and girls, VERY young, all with weapons). It was Purim and someone threw a firecracker; I dove under the table and they were all laughing at me. I told them to stick around, next drinks were on me!

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    Israel does not have a gun culture like the USA.

    It has a military culture.

    It is most distinctly NOT the same thing.

    They do not have a strong tradition of private ownership of weapons. In fact, they are very restrictive, on the order of making California look good.

    The people you see carrying guns are all either:

    Active duty people (of which their are many)

    Retired folks who meet the criteria (special units, high enough rank...of which their are many...),

    People in jobs which call for arms (Security guards, people who deal in gold, bus drivers, pest control people...again, a fair number of people)

    And those who live in combat zones/occupied or frontier zones who need guns because of their location(again...lots of people)

    If you don't fall into one of those designations or you get out of the business you needed the guns for, you no longer need your firearms.

    It is probably easier to get a handgun in NYC legally for a common man than in Jerusalem.

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    That's right about Mexico and all of Central and South America. The drug cartels are extremely well armed but the private citizen is up the creek. I have a friend who drove his motor home into Mexico five years ago. He said he was stopped and the vehicle searched by the police on several occasions. Each time it cost him a $100 bucks bribe to just continue on his way. Unfortunately, on one of the searches the police found a single .22lr round between the cushions of an easy chair. He and his wife were arrested and taken to jail where they were booked and locked up. They were not permitted to call the U.S. Embassy nor to call home. Both were in their early 70's. After three days an officer who spoke English came to his cell and told him that perhaps the matter could be smoothed over and the charges dropped for $5,000. He paid and got the hell out of Mexico as fast as he could. Mexico is one of the least gun friendly places in this hemisphere. And certainly one of the most corrupt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackPR View Post
    I've heard Panama has decent gun laws... and they even use the US Dollar.
    just what i was going to say. in my research trying to find a place to buy a vacation/retirement home, i've found that Panama seems to be very gun friendly. even if you're not a citizen, they extend the priviledge (i'm not sure it's a right there, so i call it a priveledge) to own and carry to all legal residents who pass certain requirements. from what i've read and heard, those requirements are fairly minimal, and civilian carry is relatively common.

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