« Last post by Acebird on December 04, 2016, 09:51:42 AM »
Folks we live in very different parts of the country and that influences the thinking about guns. In your neck of the woods people are spread out and more by themselves and it might be 1/2 hr to an hour response from law enforcement when they are needed. I live in a area with thousands and thousands of people around with three law enforcement agencies to respond. We are allowed to have hand guns but thankfully not everyone does. Maybe you can understand that it is not in the best interest for law enforcement if there is a bunch of pistol Pete's around at every crime scene. What happens here is guns get stolen, family members get hurt by accident, and domestic disputes escalate when guns are around. The laws are different from state to state for good reason and the laws differ again when you get into metropolitan areas like the big apple.
I am not against guns. Far from it.
To me it is like dog ownership. It is not the dog's fault it is the owner. I see the very same thing with guns. I wish it weren't the case.