KenB - 5:27 pm on Sep 27, 2006 (gmt 0) It ain't pretty, but it sorta works.
The U.S. can best be understood in terms of Dirty Harry movies. We don't have enough cops on the beat to discourage illegal activity by their sheer presence. Instead, we have the threat that, even though you'll get away with it much of the time, someday a guy with a .35 Magnum class action will show up and say "Do ya feel lucky punk? Well, do ya?"
Except that it was a 44 Magnum. Oh and the question is have I fired five shots or six? You know I'm not rightly sure.
It ain't pretty, but it sorta works.