- Nov 2018
- Bel Air, MD
I guess, by definition, most responsible adults will behave the way you say, since they wouldn't be responsible if they didn't. But, when, you look at the stories, there must be a lot of irresponsible adults, given all the time people are shooting innocents they thought were intruders, or shooting themselves while cleaning the gun, or leaving a gun around for a kid to shoot someone, etc. That's why the net impact, in the stats, is for people to be less safe with a gun in the house.
I think there is a need for families to have guns.
I think responsible adults should have a gun in the house, if they want. But, how do we know if they are responsible? Maybe, there should be a short course on the use of guns, safety procedures, and how to always secure the gun so children don't have access to them. When our nation was founded, most every household had at least one gun in it. I doubt if many of them were having issues with it.