I used to be anti-guns. But then I met some hunters that seemed perfectly fine, non-blood-thirsty people. They just grew up hunting and enjoyed the practice. I also met NRA members. And they were fine too. But they eventually left the NRA because they felt what had been a safety-oriented and educational organization had been taken over by the gun-selling industry and the small part of Americans who worry about the government disarming them.
Then school shootings began, clarifying my conflicting thoughts about gun ownership. No matter what ones stance on gun ownership, shooting children is wrong. So keeping guns out of the hands of those with a propensity for such acts is essential. Not easy, but essential.
Accepted into SAQA's "Guns: Loaded Conversations," 2018-20