Although I no longer hunt or fish due to living too long, I first started hunting when I was 12 and was given a .22-caliber single-shot rifle for my birthday.
That rifle, and a shotgun purchased later were the only guns I ever needed.
Both are now in the hands of my great nephews’ father, who taught them how to use a gun for hunting.
Sadly, now we read of a 5-year-old child getting a gun and shooting his little sister.
I find it hard to understand why the NRA objects to a simple process like a background check.
I can’t think of any constitutional absolute that would require that you take possession of a gun a week after you purchase it; it is not like the need for food or medications.
There is no reason why you cannot wait 30 to 40 days to take possession of a gun.
It’s a bogus argument and fear mongering that background checks and gun registration are a threat to privacy or some sort of government takeover.
This is no more an intrusion into our privacy than obtaining a driver’s license, passport, credit card or any number of other things we use on a regular basis and offer no complaints.
Also, the idea that “good people with guns will stop bad people with guns” is bunch of garbage.
As an example, some conservatives are advocating putting guns into the hands of teachers.
How many teachers would quit teaching if they had to violate their personal dislike for guns.
Even a teacher with a lot of practice shooting at inanimate objects, may not have the mind set to look somebody in the eye and shoot them.
How many of those advocating more guns on our streets and in our schools have actually experienced using a gun in self defense?