squally1313 wrote:CubinNY wrote:squally1313 wrote:
78% of Americans don't own a gun, but you somehow require 6 different types of guns for 6 different jobs?
I understand that you've been very rational about this (and in general on the board), so I apologize if it sounds like I'm attacking you personally. But I think it's people with your mindset that bring the pro-gun/pro-2nd Amendment support from a fringe group of 'gun nuts' to a large enough part of the population where it's accepted as almost a republican/democrat debate.
You don't understand why someone would have different types of guns. That should be your question and you should have stopped there. Instead, you created some nonsensical string of words together in an attempt to make some sort of a point. The data are clear, the majority of people support background checks, waiting periods, and an assault weapons ban in addition to other safety measures. Whether one is a gun owner or not, most people are for common sense legislation. We need people with political courage to start running on these types of issues and who can speak to people from a position of common ground.
Fine, I'll bite. Why do you need 6 different types of guns?
First, no one needs a gun. Second, it doesn't matter how many I have. Third, I have a 12 gauge for me and 20 gauge for my son. When he gets older we'll sell the 20 gauge. I have a small caliber rifle for hunting small game and large caliber for hunting large game. I have small caliber single action 22 revolver that was my fathers and I have a model 1911 that is mine. I like to target shoot with the handguns. Shooting the 22 is a lot different than shooting the 45. I use the 12 gauge for shooting clays and for hunting.