In closing though, we are going to have to disagree. On the other hand, who cares? It's just a silly word and I am still pro gun. Both of you are still pro gun. The libs are still anti gun and will never change until their bubble of safety gets popped. Good day fellas. : )
Most items in our lives are inherently dangerous... To the OP, I read and re-read your post and am still not sure of your point...
I saw a guy on Monday who was using a tractor with a silage unloader connected to a PTO (Power Take Off) which is a shaft that connects the hind end of the tractor and spins the shaft to power the unloader. It has more guards and safety devices than you can imagine. Well, somehow the sleeve of his coat got caught on the PTO, and whipped him around like a rag doll...
Guns are definitely dangerous, and anyone trying to harm my family or myself will quickly realize how dangerous they are!
I used to have a bumper sticker that said " Guns don't kill people drivers with cell phones do"
One cell phone talking driver ran a read light and t-boned my wife thankfully she limped away car was totaled.
Anything can be dangerous if not properly used / taken care of. Place a candle to close to a drape, you burn down the house. Do we outlaw candles? How many people have been accidentally cut with a kitchen knife, we still have them in our homes. I like to weight lift, if my hand gets to sweaty the bar could crush my throat. I still lift. Ever have a rock shoot out of a lawnmower? We still cut our grass.
When will people learn / understand that anything can be dangerous. Why do people fear guns so much? The media, they sensationalize everything for ratings and face it, others mis-fortunes make for good ratings.
In a world where you can climb into your Suburban while talking on your cell phone after downing a few at the bar and drive home in a 2 ton missile (while talking and possibly loaded) -
I'll take my chances thank you.
Guns aren't dangerous if handled safely, a monkey driving a car....now that is dangerous.