posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 09:25 AM
Originally posted by Biigs
reply to post by Honor93
this guy walks into JC Penny with a semi auto AR-15 strapped to his back
Yep, completely legal, and though he wasn't using the muzzle discipline I would use, obviously nothing happened, so your point? Honor93 said
fully-automatic, not semi, there's a huge diffrence.
Anyway, back on topic. I am former Military, and I have no problem with civilians owning whatever gun they want, I also know a large amount of former
and current military and police who feel the same way.
Comparing guns to cars is like apples to oranges. Yes, cars are registered, and you have to take a test to get a license. However, how many times have
you seen highschool kids streetracing, or elderly people getting in to accidents, or drunk drivers. Obviously, the tests and registrations have not
been effective to prevent such things. If they have, then I'd hate to see the numbers of auto-related deaths if they weren't federally controlled.
Most gun owners respect their weapons and are just as proficient with them as military or police.
The problem with young people committing gun crimes, I think, is that they are not trained with guns from an early age. I have been handling and
firing guns since I was 6, it's just how things are in my area. When I was in the navy, I noticed the people committing gun errors were the ones who
had no experience with them or were afraid of them, by gun errors, I mean improper muzzle control, or "breaking blue", or not keeping the weapon
pointed down range in the event of a malfunction.