Reining in the zealots
Thanks for examining an aspect of Western culture
that receives less coverage than it deserves. Responsible gun
ownership includes acceptance of safeguards that are essential to
the maintenance of a peaceful society. The paranoia and fear
driving this small, feverish band of gun zealots is one of the
strongest arguments for strengthening regulations. Their
willingness to barricade the doors and start exchanging fire with
any manifestation of government force begs for increased measures
to prevent them from attaining that capability.
it's obligatory to mention that I am a native Montanan and a
lifelong gun owner in order to appease the xenophobes. I personally
welcome strengthened legislation limiting access to military
assault-style weaponry, and I know a great many Westerners,
Americans, and human beings who agree.