Yes he was.I see no indication that he thinks that way. He was not addressing the results of people that initiate force against others, such as pedophiles was he?
The closest he broached this subject is in his reply to you saying the following If it is demonstrable that you pose a risk to use a gun in a way that would deny others their rights then I feel it is ok
This is incredibly ambiguous. If you demonstrated in the past that you are prone to armed robbery, it is one thing, but if you demonstrated potential risk in the past based on an op-ed opinion in the local paper, that is another matter entirely.
This was my original post he was replying to
I said demonstrable I do not think an op-ed demonstrates anything.Yes some peoples views are bizzare, but if you look at each case then you can decide. Does owning a gun take away anothers rights? Nope. The use of the gun could take away rights, it could also defend them, depends on its use. Should mentally unstable or people with violent criminal histories be allowed guns? Here is a bit of grey spot, I would say yes (typo by me shoudl have been NO but that should be obvious from rest of text) because the likelyhood that they will use the gun to deny anothers rights is too large and the difference in what is taken away is huge, Ie one guy can't have a gun but another person could lose their life.