- Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:18 pm
I dunno. Someone said it earlier, owning a gun (or a car or a bow or a knife or anything else that can cause harm) comes with great responsibility. Just because you can doesn't mean you should (something I tell my kids).
I just cannot sit with "Hey, you barely have the common sense to breath, so let's punish you to pieces." Making laws to save us from ourselves are necessary in some instances, but not all instances. Some people get all upset when some can look at it from a distance and say, "Hey, they were dumbasses. Takes them outta the gene pool, I guess." Not that I don't have some sort of feelings for people, I really do. But you just can't fix stupid. Ignorance can be fixed, but only if the ignorant wants to be fixed. Frigging stop coddling people, quit making an issue out of everything all in the name of "awareness". If you're not aware to begin with or don't endeavor enough to make yourself aware, you deserve what you get...the oldest story in the book.
What happened was tragic, no doubt. But, anytime a gun is involved, it's plastered all over everything. Would this be national news if the kid lit a firework somehow and gave it to his brother who blew his hand off? Who knows? I suppose I'm just not passionate about the subject one way or the other to get all fired up about it. Yes, the inevitable question is: "What if it was YOUR kids, or your neighbor's kid who shot your kid, blah, blah, blah...?" I was taught (and teach) better than leaving a gun out or around for a kid to fool with. If it did happen to me, it'd be my fault either way.
Your response to that might be "Well, good for you (or Fuck You, whichever). Perhaps they didn't know and this happened." Shit, that's life. You learn by making mistakes (hopefully that won't kill you or someone else) or by learning from others. There is no other way around it. Laws won't really assist in that.
The difference between decency and indecency is opportunity...
One could search their entire lives for the perfect drift, and it would not be a wasted life.
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