I can’t think help but think the pseudo-advocates against gun safety management measures (gun control) are no further along than those who adamantly defend the confederate flag with the heritage, not hate argument. As a Black male, I really don;t think about that flag too much until a member of the KKK starts waving it around. Back to my point, they gun heads, as I like to refer to them, claim to take pride in guns, and yet refuse to allow the evidence-based notion that not everyone is as responsible as they are. Instead of advocating for sensible solutions such as training and making sure this dangerous trend doesn’t continue to be such a hazardous public health issue, they only seek to maintain the status quo. Multiple children getting eviscerated...This too shall pass…. This inside-of-the-bubble mentality is also tantamount to the climate change deniers who claim that it’s cold where I’m at today, so global warming can’t be real. In other words, it doesn’t directly affect me, so why should I allow the government to make laws that directly infringe my rights?
While, you’re off in fantasy land thinking awaiting your Bruce Willis in Die Hard moment, lives are continually at stake due to our reckless inaction…Your unhealthy level of paranoia is continuously fed by pro-gun groups like the NRA who want nothing more than to get as many guns into as many hands as possible. Where’s the pride in marksmanship? What happened to common sense ideals and taking pride in gun ownership that the NRA used to stand for? If you’re encouraging people to go out and buy guns without training, you lack respect for your cultural pastime. If you’re a respectable gun owner standing on the sidelines while the NRA speaks for you, then I challenge you to encourage training and tell the NRA to focus on positive measures such as gun training and education. Cops and other special forces go through a lot of training to eliminate as many caveats as possible when faced with a life-threatening situation. From what I understand, the situation is quite overwhelming.
In reality, gun-related deaths claim thousands of lives and gun-related injuries/deaths cost billions of dollars in healthcare each year. We have this prime opportunity to address this issue and frame the debate toward a sensible, rational outcome. If we fail to do so now, there will be no turning back from the repetition of imminent carnage we continue to experience in this country. Undoubtedly, our gun culture is here to stay. However it is time to refocus the efforts on marksmanship and taking pride in ownership through proper use and education. Without it, there are just a bunch of paranoid delusional citizens running amok in place of a well-regulated militia.