The FireArmGuy reckons there are five reasons why non-gun owners don’t own guns: I’m too busy, guns are too powerful, I have kids to protect, I don’t care about the Second Amendment, the police will protect me. True dat. But if I had to distill it down to one reason, it’s fear. Gun muggle are afraid that they’ll shoot themselves, or their kids will shoot themselves, or they’ll shoot the wrong person by mistake (guns are too powerful). They’re also afraid that they’ll be a hypocrite – supporting gun control to keep firearms out of the hands of bad guys while owning a gun. And, lest we forget, they’re afraid that . . .
their friends and neighbors will ostracize them. The last is the hardest to combat; peer pressure is a terrible thing. Again, unless and until the firearms industry can break the advertising black list prevening them from making their case to non-gun owners, “selling” armed self-defense/fun to gun averse Americans will be both difficult and slow — depending mostly on one-to-one persuasion and their perception of crime/terrorism. The end of the mainstream media’s gun ad ban can’t come soon enough. If it comes at all . . .