I reckon the whole “Moms on guns” thing is pretty simple. If you don’t want a gun (or guns) in your house, don’t have ’em. If you do, carry the weapon on your person or lock it up. In both cases, make sure your sprogs understand the Golden Rule (never point a gun at someone you don’t want to shoot). Instruct them to leave “loose” guns alone and tell an adult if they see one. And Moms should feel free to ask a playmate’s parents if they own guns. Done. Or not. Apparently venting is part of the process—at least for three out of five mentor.patch.com‘s panelists . . .
In general terms, I’m an anti-gun person.
I’m an anti-gun-in-the-home person because people with guns can effect a change that can’t be erased. In a moment of anger, fear or simple mishandling, a person can be maimed or die. That far outweighs any positive thing that can be said about having a gun.
Statistically, guns in the home absolutely put children into danger. Children are far more likely to be killed by a gun in their own home, whether by accident or through suicide, than by an intruder.
Mary Jo Stack:
We have only an airsoft gun in our house. I was even against buying that, but my husband bought it for our son. I despise guns. I think a gun in a house puts children in more danger.
Wish that I could expound on the issue, but plain and simple, I don’t like guns.
I wish Mary Jo could expound on it too. I bet she can’t because she doesn’t want to hear the logic and reason on the side of armed self-defense. Or, as her child might say, “Nanananananananannanaanana. I can’t HEAR you!”
True story: the “gun in your home is more likely to kill your children than a bad guy” meme refuses to die. Here’s an interesting angle on that: by FAR the most likely thing to happen with a gun in the home is . . . nothing. Just sayin’.