I'm Joining The NRA
I agree with Sandra Froman:
“The point,” she said, “is that every responsible, peaceful, law-abiding American should have the right [to bear arms] if they want to.”I have no problem with people who hunt and use guns responsibly--though I question those who call themselves hunters who pay a lot of money to shoot birds from a cage. It's silly for commentators to comment on their gun toting ability--kinda like that straight person who goes out of their way to "know" someone who is gay--so I'll leave my gun toting resume ambiguous.
I don't know everything that Froman said, but the quote above demonstrates a typical paranoid strawman argument that emanates from the right. Those of us who favor gun regulation don't have any problem with "responsible, peaceful, law-abiding American[s]" who want to have guns. What gun regulators want to stop are the irresponsible, nonpeaceful, law-breakers from attaining guns and harming others. It's that simple.
Follow-up questions I have for the Fromans of the world is: Should we allow irresponsible, nonpeaceful, law-breakers from using guns to break the law? Should we make it harder for irresponsible, nonpeaceful, law-breakers from obtaining guns to break the law?