reply to post by ComeFindMe
The issue is that the amount of unecessarily deadly weapons in circulation - coupled with the audacity, venom and indifference of those that
tend to hoard and blindly protect them - create something of a perfect storm.
how can you conscientiously equate ownership of guns to a meteorologic anomaly ??
that's an interesting reach indeed.
i don't see such an issue
are you an American ? if so, in which region do you reside ?
any chance you reside in a gun-restricted or gun-free zone ?
i view it in quite the opposite perspective.
more guns=more polite society
i walked on both sides of this fence for many years.
i fully understand your position.
however, several assaults and many years later, i finally took responsibility for my own defenses and have had to employ them at least once since ...
does that make me a criminal ?
i do not represent "most" of anything or anyone, i am me.
if you are suggesting that i do not possess the inherrent right to defend (me) myself, who do you think you are ????
ETA - btw, i am not yet, a CCW holder.
i am a legal gun owner who defended home/family from an intruder.
perfectly legal to do without a CCW.
my weapon was purchased via FFL so it is registered
(whether i wanted it to be or not)
i have taken a safety course but it was not required to purchase the weapon.
i will be joining the CCW crowd directly but i thought it pertinent to the conversation as the CCW holders seem to be the 'target' lately and
generally speaking, they (CCW) are the ones who utilize their weapons the least
criminals utilize firearms much more than any CCW holder has.
criminals will get them regardless the restrictions placed on everyone else.
criminals will always exploit gun-free regions ... it happens all over the world.
if no guns = no criminals ... you'd have my vote all day, every day ... but,
we both know
that'll NEVER happen.
edit on 4-1-2013 by Honor93 because: ETA