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Thread #116335   Message #2499025
Posted By: Rapparee
20-Nov-08 - 10:06 PM
Thread Name: BS: Gun ban - yep already
Subject: RE: BS: Gun ban - yep already
I'm not trying to dominate this discussion, but I'm simply putting thoughts down as they come to me.

The single most important thing we could do is to change our ways of thinking about weapons and violence. I leave you to search and consider the case of Switzerland and the Swiss armed forces.

I do know something about weapons and I've been a shooter, as I said before, for better than fifty years. My mother insisted that my two brothers, my sister, and I all take shooting instruction at the local rifle range so that we would know about firearms ("There are too damned many of them out there and I want you kids to know enough to be safe around them.") As a result we have never had an "accident" with a weapon and we don't look upon them as some sort of holy grail.