I wouldn't be arrested in USSR if I wrote something like that about gun laws, it's for sure.
For me things are polar opposite. I don't agitating, I speak only for myself. Political freedom means nothing to me when I have everything else, like it was in USSR, good price as for me. Especially when my country have enough of national pride and glory.
Right now I have nothing, and since about 2012 I don't have even political freedom
So what's it all was for? Before we had almost everything except pol.freedom. Now we have nothing and we haven't pol.freedom too. :
I'm actually not even a communist (I have a bit different views on some subjects then them), but just the finest hour of Russia in my point of view was when they were in charge, so I'm with them, simple.
And about gun laws, when there was Stalin, they were more free than now. I used to study history of gun laws in Russia. It was somewhat like I wrote, except handguns (you should have a permission from police to buy one, there even was special model of handgun for civilian market - TK), shotguns for example just were sold free in any sport equipment shop. Right now it's just bureaucratic hell.
I'm in Russia. My views are polar opposite. Armed society - safe society, that's my position once and forever. When some thugs (theoretically) will approach me, I don't want to run away from them with bare hands and call police (which will go to my place for hour or two, if even will go). I want to be sure that I can handle the problem on my own. With gun.
And if the person want to kill somebody, gun isn't necessary, necessary is the eagerness to kill.
And, hell, why I should bother about others, I just want shooting wild bottles with Browning HP or Makarov and I don't care about others. And their fears or something else. And if somebody thinks that I own a so scary killing machine (and I own, one for now), I don't care, if say honestly, their problem, not mine. For me trying to control the weapons is the same stupidity as trying to control forks, I can kill somebody with it, and I know couple of ways how to do it. That's my position.
I don't want to argue or something, just wrote how I personally think about this two subjects. You can have different opinion, I don't care, it's a free Internet, after all.