""And, I don't agree with your last sentence whatsoever."" REALLY?
Can you tell me how many were killed in the Conn. shooting?
Can you tell me how many other kids died the same day in the US?
I think that proves her point.
Like guns, the libs go about it in a useless way and ignore the problem. An undisciplined teen in a car that goes 140 MPH will not be saved by a seat belt or airbag. They would be saved by a roll cage and 65 MPH governor. So simple, but too restricting for libs, and doesn't help with their population control. They would rather reduce the population and use their lame excuses to blame it on others.
No, I probably can't convince you to relax your uninformed thoughts about guns. You did not grow up in a house with six kids, 10 to 20 guns standing in the corners, and ammo in the dresser drawers, all with an understanding of what a gun is and how it is used by age 6. You did not depend on what the kids killed in winter and the fish they caught in summer for food for the family.
Even today, you did not can and freeze 40 lb. of deer meat last Thursday, nor can 45 pints of fresh greens yesterday, as I did.
My income is less than 20K per year and I live better than most that make 50+. No, you will not change your thinking because you have not lived it. That does not mean you should take it away from me.
"...yet we do not wring our hands over every death and wonder why." THIS is what I'm referring to. Are you just trying to argue or actually understand what people are posting? Of course any child's death is deeply mourned. Obviously we have no way of knowing of each and every one of them, nor would most of us want to or have the energy for that. My POINT is that many quiet deaths spur a movement.
It's interesting the assumptions you make. And you're dead wrong. I grew up in a house full of guns. My brother spent most of our childhood shooting at things, and I spent much of our childhood with a bow and arrow in my hands. My house is STILL full of guns. My family was poor, and you bet we depended on venison. My family STILL depends on what my husband and son shoot, and what I grow. Please do not tell me about my life. I am, after all, the one living it. I have 3 freezers FULL of the food I grew and froze, wild berries, fruits, vegetables, wheat, meat. My pantry has 100s of jars of preserved food. I raised and my husband and I butchered (with help from friends) 150+ chickens, 2 hogs, 2 deer so far. DO NOT tell me how I live. I spend half the year growing, canning, freezing, preserving and foraging for food. And even if I didn't, my thoughts on guns are just as legitimate as yours.
The ONLY point I made, if you would pay attention, is that gun owners (including my family and husband) should be responsible for the careful storage of guns and ammunition. If you seriously can argue with that, then it's possible we can't have a civil conversation. Please, please tell me where I suggested taking your guns away. Give me a break. It leads to my suspicion that a lot of gun owners are a bit crazed when this topic comes up, and ANY conversation about it is translated in their mind into "They want to take my guns away!"