Wed 11 Jun, 2008 08:59 am
That survey is very misleading and many of the questions did not have answers that represented my views.
Then you picked the wrong answer!!!!
" I would not have become a gun owner had it not been for the people pushing gun control. They can be proud of themselves for they supplied the motivation for yet another American to get armed and trained. I do not think they quite understand that once armed, a free man cannot be disarmed, only defeated. "
The questions did not allow me to specify my position.
Regardless, for those that want to protect themselves at all times, a gun would only reflect the last line of defense. One needs perimeter alarms on one's property, or apartment, a big growling dog, and a pro bono lawyer, when a "trespasser" (who claims to have been confused)sues for being shot.
Considering how many guns are used by criminals, what is the argument against eliminating guns from civil society? An invading army? Not going to happen. Hunting? Give the hunters free meat. It is fun? Go to the library and read a good book instead of target shooting.
I wonder how many combat veterans are gun enthusiasts? How many gun enthusiasts never saw combat or were even in the military? Just a thought in thinking about how wearing an Army fatigue jacket was so stylish in the 1960's amongst the anti-war advocates. That struck me as sort of incongruous, since a fatigue jacket should have reflected a pro-war stance, in my opinion.