Chris Kott wrote:Well that's unfortunate. It should be a privilege you earn. The only thing that kills more people is cars, and look at how highly legislated driving is, and for good reason.
Mark Tudor wrote: My dad still hunts in his 80s, and preserves the meat for everything he shoots so he can eat it throughout the year. Lots of rural people use guns for daily farming tasks. Lots of people shoot at targets as a sport. I'll be moving to a county where grizzly bears and mountain lions have active ranges, and I'd prefer to have a gun with me if I travel in those areas, versus avoiding them in fear or hoping random chance protects me.
Tyler Ludens wrote:
Hunting and target shooting aren't mentioned in the 2nd Amendment, which is about protecting a free state by the use of a well regulated Militia and arms owned by the people. Gun rights advocates often reference the 2nd Amendment as protecting all gun ownership, but it does not protect the hobbies of target shooting and gun collecting.
Lucrecia Anderson wrote:
It is to protect the people from a tyrannical government (they had just fought a war to free themselves from a government so the meaning can't be disputed) and also for self-defense.
Judith Browning wrote:I think this thread is cider press material?