I am not saying this to offend anyone, nickagenta, Indeed, interceptor. etc. I am just saying this honestly.
1st - I am not a member of the NRA... I don't need to be a member of any club especially a club that lobby's an already corrupt and totally inept government.
I do own guns...they have all been given to me as gifts in the past.
I know how to shoot them as I grew up in the Ozarks and was surrounded by hunters.
I don't hunt because I don't like killing anything for sport and I don't really care for the taste of most wild game.
If I had to survive or lived in Alaska in the wild I would have no problem killing an mammal or fish to survive.
If my home was invaded (as is happening more and more in Kansas so it must be happening in bigger cities) I would have absolutely no issue in using one of my guns to try and stop the invader. I could fail but I would want to try and I should have that right.
I think there are basically two types of people politically in this current events forum (to simplify my post) First, those who look to the government to solve many problems that may or have already come into existence, or to address problems that may arise in the future that they would like some form of government to fix or regulate. The second group are those who generally think government should be severely limited to a few tasks as outlined by the constitution.
Without trying to sound to conspiratorial I simply have never seen government employees, government institutions, or government programs ever produce anything that impressed me or come up with solutions that actually solved a problem. I have seem them come with programs, regulations and spending bills that generally fail and overregulate the common citizen or business.
Why would I trust the government to not screw up and over regulate and over spend and become even more bloated on the issue of gun control?
Government institutions, regulations and government people just can't seem to do anything that works in my opinion.
There are other layers of gun control that could be discussed but on the first layer is that I do not trust the government n any level to act smart, efficient, creatively or honestly and that would include gun control.