Admin Emeritus & Elite Member
- Jan 26, 2000
We had been talking about home safety, or so I thought. Learning proper use including trigger discipline, safety around children etc. I also suggested liberal intervention policies. Someone suicidal or exhibiting behaviors which would trigger a professional's concern allowing police to get involved and remove handguns. Domestic violence and more. Is it proof? Nothing is. But then this is the nature of compromise.To be clear I'm not saying it would have NO effect, it's just that accidental shootings aren't what drive gun violence so I think the overall help would be small. Generally the people who are shot are those that the shooter intends to.
These are the concerns expressed outside of willful murder. On the other hand you can look at London and their assessment of severe crime including homicide. They have the situation you ask for, the end of legal gun ownership.
Yet that situation is not improving while in NYC one can obtain a gun outside of city limits easily. As an inner-city kid, I can tell you that guns were and aren't the #1 concern just walking down the street. None of my scars are due to guns nor the deaths of acquaintances except for one instance. I do carry weapons, often, when I take my camera equipment out. No guns, none needed. I'm not going to harm anyone but I have no effective means of retreat against someone in better health, but can defend myself or hide. I don't do fear well. But there are those who believe that my right of self-defense isn't valid in our Emperor State as I like to call it. My daughter can't even have pepper spray. Fortunately, she's equipped by me to defend herself. She has training in the use of non-firearm weapons rather than be a potential victim of rape, unless of course one thinks she should just give in to the rapist. Of course she could walk into Youtube and kill at least as many as the shooter so now what?
I believe in a balance of rights, not absolutes, no lack of accountability. That's how our nation has function and old farts like me tend to like that.