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Fri Nov 3, 2017, 05:51 PM

52. I'm a gun owner, I've known others who own guns

Quite a few in fact, I also know quite a few who are licensed to carry a concealed weapon.

I don't know one person who has ever shot anyone else except for one law enforcement officer.

I worry about making a mistake so I don't carry a weapon even though I would have no problem getting a permit, I look at it as one less gun in the public domain.

I was attacked and stabbed in the chest by a total stranger twenty one years ago, there was no reason for it, he never said a word to me, I never said a word to him, I had my pistol locked up in my car at the time, I didn't think about getting it and shooting him, my only thought was getting to a hospital.

He stabbed me so hard it broke two ribs and cut another in half, cut into my spleen and nicked the sack around my heart, I decided I better get help for that first, I almost didn't make it.

I still won't carry a weapon, it would not have saved me from getting stabbed, it happened too fast, and what if I had passed out with a gun in my hand?, I could have ended up shooting someone not involved as there was a crowd nearby, then where would I be? It could have only made things worse.

Gun control works, sensible gun laws are the answer, sensible gun ownership is the answer, training for responsible gun ownership is the answer, limiting the amount and type of weapons one can own is the answer.

All the arguments in the world can not change the fact that something must be done to change our armed to the teeth society and the mindset that it's ok to own a large collection of guns with zero oversight, talking about it endlessly while never reaching a solution isn't working.

We need sensible gun ownership laws to be enacted and followed, nothing else will work, it should be obvious that the system we have is not working and needs to be changed.

PERIOD.

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