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Thread #148617   Message #3452277
Posted By: Jeri
15-Dec-12 - 10:26 AM
Thread Name: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
I'll leave the stupidity to the troll(s) and trollfuckers.

Al, I don't believe most households have guns, but I haven't been in most households. Where I live, it's rural. People here go hunting, and they have guns to shoot vermin--in most cases that's some sort of animal they consider dangerous or obnoxious that strays too close to their homes. Every once in a while, I hear what could only be automatic or semi-automatic gunfire. We have our share of paranoid nut-jobs, but as long as they don't shoot first, I can deal with them. They're killing targets.

No one I've talked to in my neighborhood has said they have a handgun. Most of the people I've known in my life haven't own any guns at all.

The guns ARE here to say. Anyone who thinks laws will make them go "poof" is delusional. The box is open. There are probably millions of guns in the US, and they aren't going to disappear, but we need better control.

I don't know that if he hadn't been able to get his mother's guns, he would have made a bomb, started a fire, or done something else. I don't know... really.