I'm waiting ...
Yep. Thought so.
- If someone can break into my home - I'm defending myself.
- If I decide to head out to the woods and enjoy nature, then harvest an animal - I'm doing it.
Why is that a problem for people?
How is the reality of our world that elusive?
If you could wave a wand right now that would magically remove all guns ... I'd be able to deal with it. But since that can't be done, I believe I'll just hang on to my guns.
I'll defend my right to do so, both with my voice and my letters.
Bottom line: These situations are the acts of crazy people. You simply can't out-legislate crazy.
Who knows what's going to happen? Somehow I doubt very much. But if the ATF shows up at your door one day you don't strike me as the kind who would start blasting.
Anyway, "you can't have my guns" isn't much of a debate point. As I've said, it's not like admitting what are very obvious downsides forces you to accept the position that guns should be outlawed. I can only guess that you and other gun owners who argue the same way are just scared that if they acknowledge the negatives... that will be the beginning of the end. But at some point it's like denying that the Earth revolves around the Sun. And that hurts you among people who might be persuaded otherwise.
Haven't read the whole thread so forgive me, but does anyone realistically think we could ban all guns?
Gonzo said something like 88 out of every 100 homes own guns, do you really think you could realistically put a prohibition on something that such a high percentage of the population demands? Does anyone really think you can overnight make 88% of the population a felon? Frankly, it's an absurd notion imo.
If you want to talk about banning military grade assault rifles, that's a rational conversation. You want to talk about stricter regulations, that's a rational conversation. Banning hand-guns, shotguns, & hunting rifles? Too much demand for a prohibition of these things to work. I will never understand the notion that simply making something illegal magically solves the problem. When the demand for something is high enough, the supply will be met. All that ban would do is empower would-be gun cartels with an easy source of revenue, because the demand for guns will exist, whether you agree with it or not.
Fyi, I don't own a gun. I just don't like senseless prohibitions. Is alcohol bad? Of course, & look how that prohibition turned out. Prohibition only works when an overwhelming percentage of the population agrees with said prohibition, & as evidenced by Gonzo's 88% statistic, that's clearly not the case here.
Why do people want guns? They are literally less than useless to protect your family and hunting land animals is boring as ****. Really there shouldnt be any objection to destroying all guns.