atticus wrote:Yeah, if he'd had to send his kids to school in the states, the chances of their being shot there would have been higher. It's a constitutional right.
In many parts of America, consumer fireworks cannot be sold or used. After all, "fireworks might hurt someone
". Guns are fine, though.
In some respects, human rights in America can
be much stronger than in Britain. It really depends on which state you're in, and it's issue specific, of course. e.g. legal asisted dying (Oregon); greater protection of free speech (albeit Dworkin's extreme model, with the exception of certain developments like 'free speech protest zones'); Gay marriage was available in some states long before it was available in the UK. On the other hand, the country's failure to ratify the UNCRC, its failure to protect citizens from gun violence, its support of the death penalty, its unlawful detention and torture of terror suspects, and its state (to differing degrees depending on the state) and federal criminal justice systems, to name but a few things, certainly take off some marks. Still, it wouldn't be true to hold that we have nothing to learn from America.
Mr. LawChild LL.B., LL.M, BPTC. My posts are not legal advice. In any event, believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.