Chatterbox today updates us on the NRA Weasel Watch, with arguments put forth by two other pro-gun lobbys.
While gun control is a topic I usually stay away from, I will briefly address it now. I don’t like guns, I don’t ever plan on actually owning one, and I wouldn’t want one in my house. I do believe that, for purposes such as hunting and self-defense in more rural areas, they are necessary and their use should be welcomed. After all, someone around here needs to take down some of the deer.
At the same time, reasonable limitations on the kind of weaponery owned by citizens strikes me as a worthwhile endevaor. Who really, in a law-abiding day to day life, requires automatic assault rifles? While there are some people who might consider them “cool”, I can’t think of an instance where they might be necessary for an individual. Who, besides the delusional and paranoid among us, honestly is that unsafe in their own home?