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Response to sarisataka (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 21, 2018, 02:31 PM

13. Well-

Some here have opinions I don't share. I want it to be quite difficult to be able to carry a gun. I don't see it as a right for all. I think it is way too easy to get them, to carry them, --I would like to see more restrictions is place(I won't get into what those would be, since it is a long convo that this medium is not conducive to, and I don't have all of the answers.) I admit-I don't trust most people to handle the responsibility of carrying and that a large proportion of people are bad at perceiving reality.
Your two reasons are fine-I agree. I know people that can't be counted on to put a lot of thought into the responsibility that goes with carrying these things. I feel the same about how we allow people to drive cars. We practically give away driver's licenses to people that show no evidence of their understanding of their own roles behind the wheel.
I have no faith that people are as discipline and understand their responsibility with what they do in the way that you seem to. I am sure many people think hard about these things. I am also sure that many do not even consider this.

I do not celebrate our open laws in this regard. In the past, I have seen some in this group celebrate the loosening of carrying restrictions. I have seen some that have stated that the 2ndA is the most important of our rights. I don't even think of it as a right, but a privilege. In that way, I would say I am not a friend of this group.

I have also seen some in this group express support for stricter regs and sensible laws. I am not comparing most of you to those that would hand out guns in Easter baskets(or some other ridiculous thing).

My more sober self retracts that I am not a friend to this group-I simply have disagreements, which is OK. It does sometimes, though, attract some nuts.

One more thing--I don't quite get why this right is such a big deal for people. I truly do not. Why is this such a great dead horse to flog? But, being the hypocrite I am, here I am joining in the flogging!

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