The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #67255 Message #1124811
Posted By: Peace
26-Feb-04 - 07:48 PM
Thread Name: BS: Crime in Canada, England and Oz
Subject: RE: BS: Crime in Canada, England and Oz
Most 'domestic' murders are crimes of passion. If it's really easy to grab a gun, it stands to reason . . . .
Responsible gun owners do not keep loaded guns in their houses. Gun in one locked place, ammunition in another. I too grew up with guns, but I still wouldn't want a loaded one in the house. That simple.
One of my school students is an excellent pistol shot. Her mom and dad know firearm safety. So does she. However, too many people don't. That is scary.
I have lost friends to suicide. Not one of them used a gun.
So, I'm mixed on where I stand with regard to folks having guns. I figure if you know what you're doing and you're friendly, that's a good think. The opposite holds true. But if you're friendly and an idiot, I don't want you within three miles of my family.