“Why are they making these silly ‘It’s not dangerous for untrained people to have a gun’ and ‘It’s not dangerous for criminals and mentally ill people to be able to buy a gun’ arguments?
“All those arguments are just a smoke screen. They’re fake, cover arguments. The gun people do have a good reason why they don’t want gun buyers to have to be licensed and pass a background check and why they don’t want firearms to be registered.
“At their core the ‘no gun registration, no background checks’ people are some flavor or another somewhere on the continuum of the anarchist political religion, and they want unregistered guns in the hands of anonymous people so that some day, when they decide that the government has gone ‘too far,’ they will have guns to mount an armed insurrection against the government.” – David Grace, Prove to Me that Unlicensed Guns Owned by Untrained People are Actually Dangerous, Decentralize Today