sidroc, on 12 December 2012 - 16:25, said:
Your right about most, and we have some on here like that, but then we also have people like me who don't love guns, but own one and carry, but would get rid of it the instant they lived in a society not saturated with firepower.
Yeah but when people talk about gun "nuts" they don't talk about people like you. I doubt there's that much people against owning a gun to hunt or just because you like to fire at a practice stand. The people against that are as "nuts" as the gun "nuts" imo.
I'm vocal here about my disagreement with using a gun to protect yoursefl from an un-armed person when this is a one on one situation (criminal or not i don't care).
But you see my dad owns 5 guns. So i lived in a house with guns a good part of my life. My dad owns 2 shotguns and 3 riffles (all legally owned and registered). One of those riffle is made to kill big reindeer and moose from a long distance using a scope. It's definately lethal to human being
When i was young i used my dad small .22 riffle here and there to practice shooting at target.
Even if i don't understand why anyone would want to carry a gun i don't live in a city with a high crime rate. In fact Quebec City crime rate is so low than a couple of years ago we had a complete year without a single murder on the territory.
What i don't understand though is how can a father accidentally shot his own kid while leaving a market. I don't understand also why would anyone train his kid to fire using a battle riffle. And finally i don't understand why would anyone shot at nother living being (criminal or not) unless his life is in immediate, without any doubt, danger (and i don't personally consider being beat by an un-armed teen is a danger to an adult specially when the cops are on their way).
It's hard for a Canadian to understand all that cause here while a lot of people own guns 99.99% of the gun owners keep them un-loaded at any time except when ready to be used. They also for the most part keep them locked.
I grew up in a house with 5 guns. But those 5 guns were always behind a locked door and always unloaded except when ready to be used to hunt or practice on target. They were always used carefully with the respect a gun should inspire.
My condolences to the family of the people killed.