This type of thing makes me head in the opposite direction as you though. I think most people are honest and decent people, if we arm most people we'd be arming a lot of honest and decent people (basic line of logic). I grew up in a family of hunters, and just gun owners. I didn't see a gun until I was old enough to know what it was and I never saw one unless there was an adult right there with it, handling it. If our honest and decent people learn how to properly handle a gun and know how to safely keep them away from kids than they have something they can use to protect themselves and their families. Maybe taking guns away from the people or just more heavily controlling them when it comes to those honest and decent people is a part of the problem. I mean if the right people were armed and in the position to help, how far could that one wrong person really have gotten?
I don't know though
I believe half of the things I say and say half of the things I believe.
I do not support taking guns away or banning guns. I would support banning internet sales of guns. I would support requiring someone to either be a military veteran, active duty, LE or have to take a class to be able to buy some of the assault weapon guns (not rifles commonly used in hunting that have been tried to be shoe-horned in as assault weapons though). I cannot think of a gun dealer I have ever met who would sell to somebody who gave them the creeps and I trust that instinct.
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I would just like to point out that there's a difference between saying "women shouldn't be allowed to vote" and what I said.
A.) Women didn't used to be allowed to vote. That's not an opinion, that's an historical fact.
B.) Governments can't make decisions on emotion. That's an opinion. A pretty good one, though. Bipartisan, too. Obama seems to endorse this point of view when he says now is not the time to discuss gun control.
C.) The historical case for denying women the vote was that they would make emotional decisions. Again, this isn't my opinion, this is history.
So, when I say "you're an example of why they didn't used to let women vote," I'm not passing judgement either way. Therefore I'm not being sexist at all. I'm putting her actions in to an accurate historical context.