Labgrownmangoat was spewing some atrocities in another thread that made me realize, that this is still a huge topic in society, and will continue to be until we can think objectively and without emotion as a society.
Where do you stand on Gun control/use?
My personal stance is probably a little different than others, I am a war vet, and am of the bleif that most (not all) service members and law enforcement officers are responsible gun owners. You can fit some hunters and general enthusiasts in that mix as well. (Shoutout to the NRA!)
Why I bring that up is that it's easy for me to justify myself owning a firearm, and it's harder for me to put myself in the shoes of the average civilian, due to my training, and overall exposure to firearms for several years of my life on a daily basis.
I believe the 2nd ammendment gives us the right to bear arms, and bear those arms to defend our lives, property, and family, against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
I believe responsible gun ownership can be taught, and can be learned by anyone. I believe people from many walks of life can own a gun, and can find a good reason to own one.
I believe expecting the police to show up at your door to protect you in a timely manner infallible is an unrealistic expectation, and I believe that forbidding me to possess a firearm is an infringement upon my rights.
for the ADD riddled, attention deficit hampered individuals out there: TL;DR -> "guns don't kill people, people kill people".
What say you!? (Aragorns voice)