I’m tryna save the princess
Where’s my super star?!?
Guns are bad
@benderama, you keep saying this, but do you have anything to support your comment? I think I own probably around 5 of what you would call "assault rifles", and in total its definitely close to 20. Yet omg, I've never shot up anywhere, nor do I plan to.
Guns aren't bad, people are.
@Not him again, guns are bad
@Not him again, there will always be bad people. But the worse equipment they have access to, the worse things t hey can do. Guns are a very simple way to do alot of damage very quickly unfortunately
@Jipz, I'm not against a waiting period and background checks. However I will go through the process in order to arm myself against criminals that buy them from a corner.
@Jipz, yet most of the time those weapons were purchased illegally. Every gun purchased in a store in the U.S. already requires a background check. We’re at the point where more regulation just inhibits lawful gun-owners, not the bad people looking for a tool to do their evil bidding.
If you want to talk about ways to crack down on black market gun trade and other things like that, I’m 100% about it. But making legal gun ownership more difficult is going to be a *very* tough sell for me
Call me a hippy, but fvck guns
@EndToOutside, it’s alright to have that opinion, just as long as you don’t restrict my right to have them.
But after having dealt with crazy people and now nearly being murdered just a few weeks ago, also living out in the middle of the wilderness for the most part, I have to have a gun on hand anyway in case of bears and now that wolves are being reintroduced, I have those to worry about as well, so I will never not be armed. I also use guns (along with bows) to hunt to provide myself my own meat and I try to not rely on the meat industry (I go out to eat rarely and really only if I have no luck turkey hunting around Thanksgiving or I’m hosting people do I go out and buy meat).
They are tools for self-defense and overall, really just plain self-reliance. Totally fine to not like them, just like it’s totally fine to not like what someone on the opposing political side says, just don’t restrict people’s rights to those things and we’re totally cool you and I
@Sven and Otar, you're officially the most level-headed, reasonable firearms advocate I've ever communicated with. Props to you, sir.
I absolutely do disagree with guns in general (I'm British and a bit of a hippy) but I do also respect your right to believe as you do.
I shan't debate guns or gun ownership with you, as I feel it would be pointless. We have our own views and neither will change the other's mind.
Anyway, thanks for being reasonable. That's rare these days
@EndToOutside, I pride myself on trying to be reasonable.
And don’t get me wrong, a lot of non-criminally related gun violence is accidental. I’m in full support of using tax dollars to fund gun safety courses that would be strongly incentivized prior to purchasing your first firearm (like a reduction in your taxes, or health insurance costs). If we can reduce gun violence in a reasonable and preventable way, I’m all for it. So long as it doesn’t unfairly infringe on a citizen’s right to said weapons
@Sven and Otar, yeah i totally agree with you, that's the problem- that almost seems unsolvable. The current way legit guns are sold are fine I have no problem with it what so ever, if you're registered, you're good. This is the views from an outsider too
@Sven and Otar, I've been saying this for years. You know who doesn't care about gun ownership/possession laws? Criminals, who by definition would be totally okay breaking the law to get guns so they can easily kill law-abiding people who don't have them due to laws.
@EndToOutside, many people who weren't exposed to them at young ages can be very against them, but I don't blame them for that. When mistreated they are obviously very dangerous. I was about 5 or 6 the first time my dad took me to the range. I have a safe full of rifles and shotguns from when I used to hunt, but I haven't shot any of them in years. The 380 pistol that I carry I shoot at the range quite often though, as should anyone that carries.
@Not him again, I don't believe that one has to grow up without guns in order to despise them. Mistreatment does not make a gun dangerous, the fact that it is a gun makes it dangerous. It's literally what they were designed for.
I stand by your right to own and use them, it's a USA thing and I have no place in arguing against that, regardless of my views. What I am mainly against is the fact that guns exist at all.
But then, as I said, I'm a bit of a hippy