Fear ? It keeps us from doing crazy, irresponsible, irrational, things that could cause harm or death to ourselves or other people. It becomes an obstacle when it paralyzes our decision & action – taking. A very healthy resource otherwise. Perhaps even a companion ? Except when it gets in our ” driver’s seat ” & grabs the wheel.
I believe in the Right to Bear Arms as much as anybody.
But I think there should be certain restrictions & there should be actual checking of records for things like, say, criminal activity, misuse ( Getting drunk on on a hunting trip & shooting a fellow hunter / random outdoorsman through one of their knee – caps ) & whether someone applying for a gun license has a history involving lack of mental stability.
I’ve heard a lot of arguments against gun – control – ” If they ban guns, then next they’ll want to ban __________ “, etc. But is it THAT HARD to make sure that guns are used & owned by responsible, intelligent, SANE human beings ? C’mon.
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