posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 05:47 PM
Originally posted by Ben81
The gun is a tool, to say 'good people don't use guns' is simply a ridiculously stupid thing to say. Sure, good people don't shoot other people
without a darned good reason, but a gun is also a tool for recreational shooting, which many 'good' law-abiding Canadians participate in.
The best man I've ever known, my grandfather, the closest to a truly 'good' human being you'll ever find is an avid gun owner and hunter. His rifles
are about putting food on his family's table, not about wanton death and destruction. For you to say that good people don't use guns is absolutely
insulting not only to this individual man that I admire and respect, but also to the millions of responsible firearm owners in Canada.
Make no mistake, there are more than you think. Canada's a big ol' place. And while the majority of the population lives in cesspools like Toronto,
Ottawa, Montreal etc, in rural Canada a firearm is still an essential tool for survival. In the far north, the ability to take a large game animal
every fall literally means the difference between living well and starvation.
It's easy to make judgements from where you (presumably) sit. But the reality is never, ever black and white.
edit on 6-9-2012 by Monger
because: (no reason given)