But at least where the Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear is concerned, it is imperative that all people . . . ALL people . . . have that Right protected! Perhaps, as good citizens and experienced gun-guys, we might take the more inexperienced under our wing to give them guidance, but we should be cautious about telling anyone that they "shouldn't" be allowed to carry. Like the old C&W song says: "Don't 'should' on me and I won't 'should' on you!"
LOL !!! My uncle & I started calling it UNcommon sense a good 15 + years ago.Such a great way to say 'common sense' is no longer 'common'.
Fear is often the result of a lack of familarity and comfort with something or someone. If everyone learns to swim they are usually no longer fearful of water. If everyone learned about firearms the word hoplophobia would probably not be needed because so few would be afraid of guns.LOL !!! My uncle & I started calling it UNcommon sense a good 15 + years ago.
I was just mentioning the "Why people fear is mainly due to lack of knowledge" situation to a Canook friend of mine. He agrees w/ it, they are just S.O.L. for now. But he agreed that it would and could help.
I am all for safety and educational classes. I know my child will learn at a young age. Guaranteed !
I'm not implying it either. I'll say flat out that she should have it taken away; at least until she learns the rights and wrongs.I certainly wasn't implying anyone should have their rights taken away. . I think it would be a good idea if we were to teach gun safety in school. When I was in school in the 80's, I had a hunters safety course. I don't think any of us had any choice but take it. Noone got hurt and I am sure we all learned something. We even went somewhere and shot skeet as a class. I think if we could ever accomplish this, we would, obviously improve safety, but also alleviate some of the fear of guns. My experience is, when a person is afraid of guns, if you can get them to shoot and learn they don't go off on their own, they are often not as freightened of them.