>> There are other ways to deal with people who breed vicious animals rather
>> an outright ban. If you wish to dispute this, I will remind you of your
>Well, they wanted to ban guns for a while too.
>But the NRA is a powerful lobbyist group with Charlton Heston and other
>celebs at the forefront.
>Maybe a NBBA (National Bull Breed Association) is in order? (slight joke)
>Maybe there is one?
That's actually not a bad idea, but you might want to make it the NDOA,
National Dog Owners' Association, that way they could deal with any and all
dog related legislation. Hmm... I'ld join.
>You're right though - bans are not the answer. I don't think that it's fair
>to equate a dog to a gun, but the idea is the same if we're supposing *just
>for the sake of argument* that they are.
>Of course, I've been feeling like the USA has had a somewhat anti-dog
>attitude in general as of late, with the Bull breeds as its main focus.
>Maybe I'm paranoid, but..
I think it tends to phase in and out. Americans are getting as flighty as
Europeans on holiday when it comes to dogs. (It's not uncommon, especially
in the Caribbean, for Europeans to get a "vacation puppy" for their children
and abandon it when they go home. This is from first hand experience. My
wife and I even met an American couple who took one of these poor abandoned
animals (might have been a Bichon or Coton, didn't get a close enough look)
home to the states with them. They got through customs fine too. I didn't
think they would.