Mrs_Sweetpeach (mrs_sweetpeach) wrote,

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Thinking about gun control

I have *very* mixed emotions about gun control. Do I own a gun? Not any more. Did I feel safer when I had one? No, not at all. I never carried it, which meant that unless I was home in my own bedroom there would be zero chance of having it on hand if it was needed. And there were quite a few people knew I owned a handgun and also knew where it was kept it. I think I was more worried it would be stolen than I was about stranger danger or whatever.

As it turns out, owning that particular gun made me less safe -- when I took it in for inspection I discovered it was very poorly made. The officer labeled it "a cheap knock-off Mexican Saturday Night Special" and said the odds were 50/50 as to whether a bullet would exit the muzzle or the barrel would explode in my hand when the trigger was pulled. I signed it over for destruction and never regretted doing so.

Anyway, today Leslie Fish posted this on her blog. What she says makes sense, but I'm still up on the fence. Too many nuts have guns and too many good people are killed by gun violence every day.

If any of you read what Leslie Fish wrote, I'd love to hear what you think.

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