Lyd7 months ago
I'm from New Zealand we have guns for hunting and recreation and gun laws which for the most part enable control over access to weapons.I was raised with a healthy respect and understanding of guns and enjoyed the wild pigs,deer and ducks that resulted. I never considered the shotgun in my fathers house to be there for any other purpose .
What continues to amaze me about the American gun control debate is the culture of fear that surrounds it. This culture of fear and doubt suggests that if I have a gun I can control my world. Can you really? Can you really only have power and control over your life by taking another's life. It doesn't come as much of a surprise that children raised in this culture of paranoia and fear think they can solve their problems with a semi automatic.The other aspect of this debate I find frightening are the types of guns available for 'protection'. They are not for hunting they one purpose is to kill a perceived threat .Would I want to bring my kids up in that environment -no way.