Questionaires are those who look at you with keen interest, wheels churning, then lay it on you, "Can I ask you a question?"
Inevitably, it is a cop question.
I go into defensive mode right away given current social problems.
1. What do you really think about gun control? I mean, do you really think it is necessary for people to have assault weapons?
At this time, I really want to run and hide, avoiding a heated discussion. I have a headache. It happens to be the time I am supposed to eat my healthy snack on my new eat clean, poop green food plan.
My answer: I really don't think much about my grip anymore, it's automatic. As to your second question, I don't know. It depends on the Zombie Apocalypse. Do you want to be standing around with your hands in your pants going pew, pew, pew or rattattatatatatatatat, blam, done?
The response: I'm serious.
My answer: I was serious.
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After eating my apple and filling up on earth's goodness to alleviate my headache, I was once again prodded.
So I answered it a different way...
You can skew a study or statistics any way you want to jive them, so don't go to one of those fancy pants sites to get your facts. First, when I was a cop, I was not taking assault weapons off the street. Crooks used "regular" guns and altered rifles and shotguns by sawing them off. Criminals are always going to get guns legally or illegally. Laws don't apply to criminals until they get caught.
Gun control limits the good citizens and stifles their 2nd Amendment rights. Crimes still happen in places where guns are limited. Let's look at other countries and especially use the country of Chicago as an example.
Limiting gun control to assault weapons again just benefits the prices of them and collectors. It also limits our 2nd Amendment rights again. I ask, why not? It's just a firearm device which fires more rounds. Whooptiedoshit. Ban it because of the way it looks? Pshaw.
I have found armed citizens (responsible ones) are a huge benefit. I can tell you once my ex-husband was assisted by a band of merry men (ranchers) as backup. Problem got solved peacefully. I can say once a concealed carry dude helped me out in a pickle. I thanked him and wanted to get his name so I could send him a proper thank you from my department and he declined, saying it was his citizen duty. I have seen many crimes deterred or citizens stopping bad guys (felony levels) or holding them until police arrive and this has been tremendously grand. The media just doesn't like to report these things much. These types of situations would be eliminated and the bad guys would win again.
The second amendment is not just limited to home defense, although gun control freaks would like you to think that is the best solution. Keep them at home is their sound piece. The 2nd amendment was also intended that the US would not be overtaken by militant force-foreign or domestic. And those worried about a police state? Well, take away the citizens' guns and what do you have? Duh. What is everyone afraid of, black helicopters? Big brother? Nothing is private anymore unless you go off the grid. Who cares? And if I am not doing anything wrong, I have nothing to fear.
Hunting? That is the old stand by the liberals will save the guns for...putting meat on the table. It's OK in their books to feed their family, but for sporting? They might want to nay say trophy hunting. What about predator control? Where do you draw the line? Why draw a line? It is pertinent for wildlife management and serves another purpose if you use or donate the meat. And I like fur coats and rugs, by the way. Have you ever had sex on one? Yeah, you have to throw it away, but that one time...
Oh, finally, the publicized accidental deaths and tragedies are going to be a spin for gun control freaks. Those are always going to happen. Things just do. They are sad and mostly preventable. I don't dare say natural selection because they are tragic but driving a car is the same way. Some have crashes. You can't have perfect attendance with anything and to expect perfectionism when you oppose something is asinine. Safety, proper storage, and firearm instruction and safe practice is key. Safe practice makes perfect. If you want to go there, go there. You must also teach it to your children.
And that was enough said. I wore myself out. I think the questions often come from those who are unfamiliar or scared of firearms. I grew up in an environment (family and career) which trained me the right way with weapons and I learned respect. I also learned they are a necessary tool. I have many. I like them. They are pretty. They are fun. Shiny things attract me. Yes, I passed a psyche test.