- Aug 11, 2011
- Basic Beliefs
- Peace on Earth, goodwill towards all
Sure there is. It would be ugly but it's certainly possible. Now, I'm in my 60's so I'm an old fart but nonetheless: I find it appalling the way that gun ownership has exploded over the last 30-40 years, particularly the semi-automatic weapons. I really did grow up oldschool as far as gun safety and a high degree of responsibility for owning or even being around firearms.The genie is out of the bottle, and there is no way to put it back in.Other countries seem to manage to keep their citizens safe without arming everybody to the teeth. There is not the epidemic of school shootings in other countries as there is here in the US. There are no shootings at malls or movie theaters or concerts. There is no little girl or boy shot dead in their bed at night or while they're doing their homework at the kitchen table.
We really need to make it much, much more difficult to own firearms and frankly to restrict their use to hunting.