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Response to TexasMommaWithAHat (Reply #88)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 12:57 PM

97. Well, that sure doesn't stop anybody.

OF COURSE that little girl had NO BUSINESS with that kind of weapon!!!!! On that, you and I agree completely. But that sure didn't stop anybody from letting her shoot that damn thing. Honestly, what are people THINKING???????? Which one was she? The good guy with the gun or the bad guy with the gun?

I forgot to add - "flame away" in my earlier post here.

I don't even care anymore. You add guns into the mix and this is the kind of thing you're apt to get. I don't even like gun ranges because you're not really all that "safe" in those places either. I went to high school with a quiet girl who was very nice but kept to herself. It was only later that I learned she USED TO have three brothers. Now there were only two. The three of them had gone to a very well-appointed gun range, all safe and legal and what-could-possibly-go-wrong and blah-blah-blah. One of them aimed at a target, and didn't hit the target. The bullet ricocheted off something else and hit his brother - AND KILLED HIM. That family was ruined. Devastated. They were never the same again. And they will never be the same again. So nobody better try to sell me on how foolproof gun ranges are.

I have another friend who's not around anymore. She grew up in the mountains, on a ranch. Guns all over the place. They went hunting all the time. Grew up with it. Learned shooting and proper handling and gun safety and what-could-possibly-go-wrong and blah-blah-blah from an early age. She was wonderful and wise and mentored my son and he really looked up to her. He looked up to her nephew too. The nephew had the same background - grew up in the mountains, on that same family ranch, guns all over the place, they went hunting all the time, grew up with it, learned shooting and proper handling and gun safety and what-could-possibly-go-wrong and blah-blah-blah. And he's not around anymore either. My friend and her nephew got into a huge argument one fine day and she blew him to Mars. Then she turned the gun on herself and blew herself to Mars too. What was left of that family was ruined. Devastated. They were never the same again. And they, too, will never be the same again. So nobody better try to sell me on how foolproof guns are in the hands of experienced and well-trained hunters who grew up with them and went hunting all the time and learned shooting and proper handling and gun safety and what-could-possibly-go-wrong and blah-blah-blah from an early age, and all that.

You will NOT be able to convince me EVER - that guns are a good idea in civilian hands. Frankly, I don't think guns are a good idea in ANYBODY'S hands.

After all, what could possibly go wrong?

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