Apparently that’s a common belief among Canadians who don’t believe normal, non-military folks should own firearms.
I shared this link with my Canadian friend over the weekend, suggesting that this might be part of the reason Chris and I would never consider hopping the border. He responded with a tirade, not only telling me it’s a stupid reason not to leave the US, but telling me if I want guns so much, I should join the military, because that’s the best way to murder people legally. We then moved into a debate of reality here vs reality there vs his perception of reality in either situation. I shared personal stories – a neighbor’s house was repeatedly vandalized and robbed when I was a kid, and I was assaulted in my parents’ backyard as an adult – which apparently shocked him, as he said nothing more to me.
Now, I know I struck a nerve, but dang…I never expected to be called a wannabe murderer by someone I consider a friend. I think it’s sad he’s so incapable (or unwilling) to see the gray area between relying solely on the police and wanting to kill every living human. I think it’s equally sad many of the Brady bunch share his opinions.
Frankly, if I’m a murder and my guns horribly dangerous things, then both my firearms and I seem to be quite defective. No one has been hurt by my presence OR by being in the vicinity of one of my firearms.