In the current rhetorical climate people seem not to want to say: I think guns are kind of scary and don’t want to be around them. Yes, plenty of people have them and use them safely. And I have no problem with that. But remember, handguns especially are designed to kill people. You may want to use it to threaten or deter. You may use it to kill people who should be killed (i.e., in self-defense). But handguns are designed to kill people. They’re not designed to hunt. You may use it to shoot at the range. But they’re designed to kill people quickly and efficiently.
this hit me hard when i read it.
i do not want to be around guns either.
it just seems like a smart aversion.
guns do not have rights.
but people do have the right to be safe.
no-one hunts with an assault rifle,
no-one needs ten bullets to kill a deer…