"It’s just natural to want to shoot someone when you don’t agree with them or have a beef or you’re drunk and can’t quite think straight. It’s just natural to allow 30,000 victims of gun violence to occur every year in the U.S. We should just accept the natural order of things then." *
-Joan Peterson - Brady Campaign Board Member and anti-gun bigot
I will not link to Joan's blog, however I will link you to Weer'd's post.
Perhaps anti-gunners would want to shoot someone over a disagreement or because they've had a few drinks. I on the other hand prefer to act like a reasonable adult who can control his emotions. Thankfully most people aren't wired like that. If you are then I'm glad you're anti-gun and I hope you don't ever decide to own one. I honestly do believe that some people lack the mental and emotional self-control to own a gun, but that's another post entirely.
I mentioned on Twitter the other day that my roomie and I sometimes get into heated political discussion while I'm armed, yet somehow my gun doesn't jump from the holster and start firing. If I'm home and not drinking it's a safe bet I'm armed. I've gotten into disagreements while armed. Hell, I once had a very angry, very emotionally unhinged man get up in my face while I was armed. Was I angry to have some guy much bigger than me chin to chin screaming in my face for no good reason? Sure, but that's not a reason to want to shoot someone.
We already have a group of people who think it's perfectly natural and acceptable to use deadly force to kill those who they disagree with or who "disrespect" them. They're called violent criminals. That's a cultural problem not a gun problem.
Sigh. As Uncle routinely asks, why are anti-gunners so violent?