- I've been riling up half my friends lately, poking at emotional knee-jerk reactions to prompt rational debate. But there is a lot of emotion on both sides of some issues, so in the interest of fair play:
What degree of gun control are you hoping to get? Background checks, outright bans on assault weapons, outright bans on semiautomatics, or outright bans on all guns? Explain to me what such steps would hope to accomplish, because I'm skeptical that they'd deter mass shootings or hard crime. Delusions of tyrannical coups, being the hero that stops a bank robbery, or zombie invasions aside, why should I not be concerned that outlawing basic semiautos or shotguns would undermine our ability to protect my loved ones, especially if I lived in a higher crime neighborhood?