sharkie wrote: Here I feel safe, but when I was in the USA I loved it but I was still thinking "guns guns guns". It's not the people that I was scared of, it was the fact that they have access to guns.
Wow, that's a really interesting perspective.
I can't say I've ever thought about people having access to guns or having them in their homes, etc. because that's not how my family is. We don't have guns and probably won't. However, the family I babysit for does keep guns in the house (because they hunt) and that doesn't really bother me either. It would only bother me if one of the kids had an accident with the guns while I was there (or even when I'm not there, I do care about the kids). However, I know that's not likely to happen either, because the guns are kept in the basement, which is locked unless one of the parents unlocks it.
So, my neighbors are a good example of being responsible with their guns. They keep their guns in a locked cabinet in their basement, which is also locked, and they teach their kids all about hunter safety.
But there are also many bad examples of people having guns, accidents with guns, etc. which is why I'd be in favor of a stricter process to get a permit for a weapon.
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