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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-07-09 01:21 AM
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25. What do you consider a gun grabber?
I've been called a gun grabber right here on this board because I think the .50 caliber sniper rifle should be illegal for civilians to own. I was also called a gun grabber because I thought that some students at a college shouldn't be allowed to walk around campus with empty gun holsters on their belts in protest of a policy that prohibited concealed weapons on campus.

As a side note I own two shotguns, a .22 rifle, and a .45 caliber handgun. I love going to the range and blowing holes in a target as much as the next bloke. I know of very few people that are outright "gun grabbers." Most people today acknowledge that responsible and reasonable gun ownership should be allowed. The key word there is reasonable. I am not against restrictions that make guns a little more difficult to obtain so they don't fall into the wrong hands and I'm not against limits as to the level of firepower that one should be allowed to own. What I've noticed is that the crowd that loves to throw out the term "gun grabber" has a very loose definition of what that is. I think one can support the right to bear arms but also favor regulation of how that right is implemented.

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