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Response to hunter (Reply #23)

Mon Aug 5, 2019, 06:14 PM

26. Thanks for your story. Fascinating. I remember vets who wouldn't go near firearms, too.

My dad, for instance. And my uncles.

There's a lot of mystique around the power to cause death, and a lot of caché.

And until someone shoots a gun, and feels its power, their sense of where gun owners are, what gun ownership can mean -- about the life decisions they've knowingly or unknowingly made, with all the threat/risk calculations different locations and situations entail -- people just can't quite grasp it. And yet here we sit, surrounded by more guns than all the militaries of the world have.

I've noticed that no matter how many good guys with guns there are, they don't use them during mass shootings. They don't defend the victims. That's some risk/threat calculation I don't even want to think about, or I'll probably get mad.

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