I think Im a separate class of gun enthusiast. Im a hunter and varmint getter but I feel that our gun laws are entirely too much owned by the NRA and stretch the 2nd amendment to breaking. I endorse the right (remember its a right, not a privilege), to own a gun. However, there needs to be controls of the types and the means of selling guns to persons who should not have them. Certain rights, based on ones past criminal records, are surrendered , but not for guns.
Several states are slowly working on rules that will control ownership by certain individuals and of more military gun designs, and gun acquisition and sales.
For the most part I cant understand why gungas brain is wired the way it is, but he does seem to know what characteristics of weapons are so when he and I talk we limit the subjct to hunting , protection, amnd target hooting. I dont think Im going to discuss gun control with him unless challenged. Im for it and hes for a spiraling out of control 2nd Amendment. But I sure dont believe in just talking to people that only I agree with. Wheres the fun in that?
I appreciate your POV, for the most part I share it. However the decision on who I discuss stuff with is, of course, entirely mine