Keith I Myers – 2015-12-10 12:39:04-0500 – Updated: 2015-12-10 12:39:04-0500I don’t normally talk much about politics but this one gets to me. I personally am a constitutional literalist and as such, the right to own guns is a right. I do however have problems with people like this encouraging that everyone should arm themselves.
Purchasing a weapon is not something that should be done impulsively. Anyone who chooses to purchase a weapon should only do so after understanding the responsibilities that a gun owner needs to have. Things like gun safety, training, storage and understanding basic maintenance need to be taken into consideration.
I fear that statements like this will encourage people to purchase a gun for the heck of it and these new gun owners will likely make the news in the future because their 3 year old found the gun in the nightstand and shot someone because he thought it was a toy.
It also takes a special type of person who is willing to actually use the gun if their life is threatened. It has been proven in numerous studies that most people are likely to choke in situations that they must actually use the gun.
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Shared with: Public, S B+1’d by: Andrew Bernstein, Jaromir Sir, Vilmar Simson, Michael HallS B – 2015-12-10 12:57:42-0500I don’t know why we pay attention to a police chief of a small hick town making a political statement. The whole concept of “you’ll never take mah guns!” is nothing but fear mongering.Keith I Myers – 2015-12-10 13:00:19-0500+Steve Bertolacci agreed, what these idiots fail to realize is that the government cannot pull into a town and demand that everyone give up their guns. It is simply not legal or even practical (exceptions for those who are convicts or have serious mental disorders)Michael Hall – 2015-12-10 13:09:38-0500I mentally translate “They want to take our guns” to “Look guys, I have a gun, I’m tough, somebody please pay attention to me”