Guns are bad I don't like them. I don't like hunting. Unfortunately I do not feel safe with our government. Dank.Frank is correct right on the money. When people talk about gun ownership, I'm not sure it occurs to everyone the same way. Yes it is scary to think of a bad guy with a gun. Mostly cops, and people worried about being shot, and/or worried about shooting people carry guns. Many people carry guns and think of themselves as good guys. People also carry guns in self defense, so it is not enough to judge someone's character or anything based on whether they carry a gun alone.
In the US it is worthwhile to look at who has been arrested for guns. By income level or ethnic or racial group or class. When people make the criminals and guns argument, what about a child refugee of a war torn country, or a child who has been through several foster homes. What is the likelihood that someone like that will be able to afford or obtain a "legal" registered gun, compared to finding or being given one or not passing a background check or being deemed a "criminal" for one reason or another? In other words it isn't right to blame someone for their circumstance meaning how they might have acquired a gun. Because it is on shaky ground in my opinion that any government assigns who is and isn't allowed to own and which firearms can be confiscated and which people can be imprisoned. If someone lives on a rural property and grew up with rifles and guns for hunting animals, what relation does that have whatsoever to people carrying guns in cities? This really is another compounded issue (selling weed for an income, arming yourself for protection) or example of attack on the poor. This only works if you trick people into thinking they aren't safe, or hire people to physically harass and threaten them, something like that but I don't want to get carried away on a rant.
Last edited by Mengsk; 11-20-2018 at 07:07 AM..