I don't take safety into consideration when it comes to freedom.
Who left the fridge open?
The five great lies of the
We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.
Getting a drivers license, registering the car, taking periodical road safety tests, penalties for road violations are some similiarites that could be applied to guns. For getting caught drunk driving, a person could lose their drivers license, pay hefty fines, go to jail, get a police record, forced to go AA and even sued if they injure or kill someone. All that has helped to reduce drinking and driving. A campaign emphasing gun safety and taking the glamor out owning guns would go along way to hindering the gun culture that seems to permeating society.
You seriously have to question the mentality of people who think this, and wonder if they even know one responsible gun owner that may negate all the liberal sensationalism.