Well there are retards everywhere, and screening large masses isn't easy.
One would think if the're pursing a job driving a truck, they could handle it.
One would think if the're purchasing a gun, they know how to use it.
How can I trust everyone that has a gun to only use it for defense?
I can't. But I guess it's the same thing with truck drivers.>>42107562
I've spent my whole life ignoring that issue, but I've thought about it alot recently.
These laws were written in a different time period and revisions are necessary to keep up with times/ Like big companies ownership of YOUR personal information.
Laws made years ago couldn't have predicted the large increase in use of cell phones/online media present today. The right to own a gun was made in a different, less populated time.
But fuck that, the U.S. government is slowly nudging in on taking guns away.
I feel like stories of mass shootings are being spread to influence us to accept and submit to loss of gun ownership. Nobody heard the story of the guy who stopped a shooter with his own gun. I didn't. Just the bad stuff.>>42107573
It is a touchy subject, and I don't really know much about it. Hearing I'm more likely to be killed in an auto accident than by a gun makes me feel better for some reason.
If someone really wanted to do harm to people or themselves, they would find a way. With or without a gun. Same thing with suicide.
I just have a hard time accepting how a gun would make it SO EASY however. I hate that its so easy. With the press of a button!
Anything else would need some setup or finding yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Like barreling a truck into your living room. Sure getting a gun could be easy too, but its so instant.
I feel extremely uneasy that anyone with a gun can end someones life so easily. What gives you the right to decide that? Ya know?
As a truck driver, its my job to safely operate the vehicle, and I'm trusted to keep everyone safe. Is that the same with owning a gun?>>42107591
Cool, Im glad we're in agreement!
Im not really afraid of anything except guns to my knowledge. Heights, dogs, snakes, spiders, dark web shit. Nothing really bothered me.
I grew up away from guns my entire life, and didn't realize until recently how much they bother me. I legit am freaked out by them and I don't quite understand why.
I have a question(s) for you.
Whenever I met someone that didn't know how to swim, I always was annoyed and lost respect for them.
How could they just let their fear control their life? Why would they go on through their life just accepting that?
Allowing themselves to be vulnerable to water?
Do you feel similarly about someone anti gun, the way I feel about people that can't swim? Have people come into your gun store on the fence about guns in the 1st place?>>42107619
That is a very fair point, and it probably will never happen. When talking about guns, people tend to use a lot of hypotheticals.
If it somehow became profitable for the government to do that, they would do it.
Something like rounding us all up and using us as slave labor to construct a mega city or something. Removing people from rural areas and crowding them into cities.
Now before you call me out as that sounding completely stupid, please understand that that would be a gradual thing. You said it yourself.>The nation is basically already pacified by Facebook, Instagram and Netflix.
I believe the government is slowly conditioning us to rely on them 100%.
If we allow ourselves to rely on our government AND gave up our gun ownership, we, the citizens would be powerless.
That can't happen, and its important to think about how decisions made today affect the future.
>You would have to be the absolute dumbest person to think doing this would be a good idea.
Im pretty sure the "absolute dumbest person on the fucking planet" would be involved in the government decision making.