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Response to Egalitariat (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 10:25 PM

11. And just how should the government do that?

Guns seem to be everywhere.

Please read my post again.

If the right to own guns makes enough people feel unsafe, so unsafe that they no longer support the right to own guns, that right will be ended or more likely severely limited.

The attitude that is stated in the words "the government should protect us both from each other" doesn't solve anything. In fact, it contributes to the problem. It demonstrates the blind spot in gun owners' vision.

The right to own guns does not trump the right of others including children to be safe.

I am not an anti-gun fanatic. Members of my family hunt and use guns for sport. They have never hurt anyone.

But my question is a serious one. How can gun owners, gun manufacturers, the NRA, all who have an interest in legitimate gun ownership and use protect their right and the rest of us from those who abuse the right to own guns?

If gun owners leave finding the answer to that question to people who are basically anti-gun, the answer will be: change the Constitution or strongly limit the right in some other way.

We are reaching a tipping point about gun ownership and whether it should be permitted. It's up to you to find and answer that deals with that minority who abuses the right that you consider so dear.

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