You are here: home   Issues   A Climate Change Solution?   It's a privilege, not a right

It's a privilege, not a right

Document Actions
I'm a native Westerner and a gun owner, but I didn't really have a problem with this article. Gun ownership is part of the America heritage and especially so in the West. However, that doesn't preclude responsibility. We, as a nation and a gun culture, need to find that fine line between the freedom to express that heritage and at the same time how to use common sense and responsibility in its implementation. Maybe we need to shift our cultural consciousness from gun ownership as a "right" to gun ownership as a privilege. Then we can finally admit that our society has reached a point where not everyone has the right to own a gun.

Ted Vanegas
Boise, Idaho

Email Newsletter

The West in your Inbox

Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! Follow our RSS feeds!
  1. Rancher vs BLM: a 20-year standoff ends with tense roundup |
  2. Photos of a standoff | Armed militia members join a Nevada rancher to pro...
  3. After the standoff, what's next for Bundy and BLM? |
  4. The energy haves and have-nots | Will rooftop solar owners get off the grid — and...
  5. Why homes are lost to wildfire | This Forest Service expert says it's as much a soc...
  1. Why homes are lost to wildfire | This Forest Service expert says it's as much a soc...
  2. Locals resist a Bakkenization of the Beartooths | South-central Montanans oppose new drilling, forew...
  3. Photos of a standoff | Armed militia members join a Nevada rancher to pro...
  4. The energy haves and have-nots | Will rooftop solar owners get off the grid — and...
  5. Will the Colorado River reach the Gulf of California once more? | Photographs of last month's historic water pulses....
HCN Classifieds
Subscriber Alert
 
© 2014 High Country News, all rights reserved. | privacy policy | terms of use | powered by Plone