Originally Posted by Fedaykin
As an firearm owner myself (ironically, I probably own and have more involvement -- reloading, restoring, collecting, etc. -- in firearms than some or even most of the NRA 2nd amendment homers on the board) I can say that I've met both types in significant numbers:
* People like you, myself and others that would avoid taking a life, even of an attacker, unless absolutely necessary.
* People that DO lust after the idea of taking out "the bad guys" and being "a hero".
The idea that the second category doesn't exist in significant numbers is just not true.
This is a great post. A huge part of the problem is that there are so many people who are completely unwilling to have an honest conversation about the issue. Errand is the perfect example. Not admitting that there are gun owners, in significant numbers, who do have "hero" dreams, is refusing to engage in a real discussion on the issue.
I applaud you for injecting some honesty into the debate.