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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2013, 01:02 PM

14. ^^^ To all the gun advocates ^^^

I'm not suggesting a ban on guns (though gun advocates are the ones who make me entertain such a thought, even briefly).

I only mentioned Marissa Alexander because she came to mind first as far as an example of someone whom I understand feels they need a gun for protection (abused women).

I also understand people would want a gun for hunting and for sporting purposes.

All that said, I do think it would be good if we -- as a society (not involving government at all) -- had a conversation about the roots of WHY people want guns.

That was why I posted this article because it speaks to having a conversation regarding the reasons why many people want guns, and those reasons are often -- not always -- steeped in fear.

This is often true as to WHY people want anything other than a handgun (protection); a rifle (hunting/sporting purposes).

Fewer Americans own weapons, yet the number of weapons owned by an individual keeps increasing. Other than fear of government and those who collect guns, I do not understand that.

In my opinion, there is a lot of fear at the core of why people buy weapons. The reasons for those fears should be explored, as a national conversation.

Done here.

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