Gun ownership is not a civic duty |

Gun ownership is not a civic duty

David ThiekingFrisco

Re: “The history of gun control” (Daily Mail, May 1)While I understand and support Ron Ownsby’s right to own a gun, I think it is very irrisponsible to promote gun ownership in this country as part of ones a civic duty. Sure, I don’t want myself or my family to be the victoms of crime, or to be rounded up and exterminated by my government, but encouraging every man woman and child in this country to carry a gun is very irresponsible. The truth is, gun owners are far more likely accidently to injur or kill themselves or their loved ones than to defend themselves from criminals. The Vice President of the United States clearly demonstrated that when he “accidently” shot his best friend in the face with a shotgun. Ron didn’t bother to mention those statistics, did he? I don’t know what it will take to make this a safer country, but putting guns in the hands of people who have absolutely no training or experience with firearms is not a good idea in my opinion. With all the violent movies and video games out these days its easy to have a casual attitude towards guns. But believe this, pointing a loaded gun at another human being and pulling the trigger will change your life forever. There are a lot of other ways to solve problems besides killing somebody.

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