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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 03:28 PM

6. Guns are deeply ingrained in our culture and idenities

Those who love them believe it's what makes our country special, or that the guns serve to protect all of our other rights. In addition to that, our constitution itself guarantees our right to own them(although what type of guns it should allow is debatable). Significantly reducing the amount of guns in America would require both a major cultural ship and the repeal of the Second Amendment. Both of these are unlikely to happen any time soon, so we've gotta just accept that the gun culture is gonna go on for decades to come.

Personally I don't think gun ownership is a fetish or addiction unless it reaches grossly impractical levels and the person starts putting their gun collecting before other needs. I own 2 handguns and 2 semi-auto rifles along with maybe 100-500 rounds of ammo for each gun and consider that to be reasonable in terms of preparedness for the future.

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