Originally posted by syrinx high priest
I have had lots of discussions on guns living in the next town over from newtown. I was in sandy hook on business friday
all of my discussions have been serious and level headed and fair. most people seem to agree new laws won't change anyhting, but we need smart gun
owners to put their guns in a gun safe and maybe we should add family members mental health history on the application to buy a new gun
if you are being called those names, it's beacuse you are baiting them into an argument or you are just a BS artist
At least you are making an attempt to post something relevant.
No. On the contrary. Many of those who were slandering us, were not provoked. They just see what they want to see. And believe what they have been
told, by the ones that took away their guns...
I, too, have been in many a rational discussion as of late. I am also a Moderator on a large gun site. We have been over and over everything that has
been offered to this point, and will continue to do so, until we can find some logic to forward to the proper channels.
To comment on your concerns, I would like to explain a few general things, that perhaps you didn't know about a vast majority of gun owners.
FACT: Every gun owner that I know, and I would conservatively put that number in the thousands, keeps their weapons locked away as securely, as they
can afford to! Think about that for a moment. A basic 12 gun lockbox from your favorite big box store, will run you about $100. But to house those
same 12 guns, in something that is much more secure, and even will protect those guns from a burning home for several hours, can cost you 4, 5, even 6
thousand dollars or more!
Gun owners that I know, aren't interested in supplying the local felons with free weapons at their expense. They go to every length to protect their
hobby and their investments. And, in some cases, even their livelyhood!
Let alone the fact, that it is illegal in most states to leave a firearm unattended, and/or in the reach or easy access of minor children.
Studies PROVE that most illegal guns come from illegal places!!!
Now to your second contention...
I agree that something needs to be done, to curb the violence NATIONWIDE! But telling a law-abiding citizen that he can't purchase a gun, because
crazy uncle Joe went off his meds one time and streaked through the laundromat, during rush hour, seems a little ridiculous, doesn't it?!!!
Most likely, it WILL be gun owners who discover a solution. Not because we are at fault. But because we are simply tired of being the scapegoat, and
absolutely sick of being viewed by an uneducated public, with total disrepect and utter disdain. And, I hope that we have forgiven you, if ever a time
arises, when our guns are truly needed!
edit on 12/23/2012 by GoOfYFoOt because: changed wording...