Thank God we live in the USA......Aunt from Cairo Egypt...

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    Thank God we live in the USA......Aunt from Cairo Egypt...

    Back in the 70's, my aunt went to Cairo to teach english along with her husband, a Dr. of Psysics and professor.
    They have been there ever since and come back to the states every ten years or so.
    Just an FYI, you cannot be a gun owner there and there are severe penalties involved if you are found to have a gun.

    One punishment she mentioned - being put in a hole...to your neck, filled with dirt, and left there.

    So I asked about crime....It's all over...usually you are beat and most times it involves a throat slashing...not many people make it through that...

    Although she stays there by choice now, and loves helping the children, she only wishes she could carry a firearm.

    When I took her on a tour of her "old neighborhood" over here ( in Cleveland) , she was happy I took the 1911. She could not imagine how bad things have become. People do not go out past dark, Half the houses are boarded up.

    Just another interesting look at how fortunate we are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluez4u View Post
    Just an FYI, you cannot be a gun owner there and there are severe penalties involved if you are found to have a gun.
    Usually there is an 'except' clause to this sort of thing, such as: "Except if you are a member of the ruling party".

    The general fairness of things in the US (though it is nowhere near perfect) amazes me sometimes.
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    "When I took her on a tour of her "old neighborhood" over here ( in Cleveland) , she was happy I took the 1911. She could not imagine how bad things have become. People do not go out past dark, Half the houses are boarded up.

    Just another interesting look at how fortunate we are."


    Is that an oxy-moron. You just described that th old neighborhood turn to crap and half the houses are boarded up and you need your 1911
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    I see that, the placement was incorrect, I was stating that along those lines that we are able to defend ourselves.

    Quote Originally Posted by mi2az View Post
    "When I took her on a tour of her "old neighborhood" over here ( in Cleveland) , she was happy I took the 1911. She could not imagine how bad things have become. People do not go out past dark, Half the houses are boarded up.

    Just another interesting look at how fortunate we are."


    Is that an oxy-moron. You just described that th old neighborhood turn to crap and half the houses are boarded up and you need your 1911
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    All middle eastern countries have double standards. Their shariyat law can be twisted depending on who it is. It never applies to international arms dealers, drug dealers or pimps that frequent those places. If you try and legally apply for a firearm, God help you. Even getting a simple license to drive takes forever.

    One of my first job offers out of college was from Saudi Arabia. One of their FAQs for foreign workers was not to make eye contact with any woman. Even if the woman speaks to you, you have to turn away and speak to her. If you try to hit on a woman or speak at any place, you can be arrested by their religious police. I turned down the offer which was a lot for a freshman...Knowing me, I am sure they would arrest me on day 1.

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    Your looking at it from a western point of view. If you were born and bred in Saudi, you would not behave in any other way.

    Like in Europe, nudity on TV, us Americans are taken back when we se European TV.

    But Wolfshead, I totally agree with you, our laws are the best as long our constitution remains true
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    We have our 'double standards' here, too. One for politicians, another for the rest of the peasants.

    Hopefully our country won't turn into that other 'town' located somewhere in Egypt, but it look like we're headed that way.
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