So I go over my in-laws the other day and my Liberal father-in-law (he’s not against guns, but doesn’t see why people need to carry them) asks me if he can borrow one of my guns. He was home by himself and someone knocked on the door and then jiggled the handle. Funny how people can maintain their beliefs until they feel threatened themselves.
On the contrary, many liberals are completely in favor of using guns for home defense. I’d even go so far as to say there are probably a decent number of liberals out there who are perfectly okay with gun-carrying in public. I am certainly in that first group, and while I’m kind of gray when it comes to everyone carrying guns around in public, I do think that an intelligent, sane populace that knows how to work a gun isn’t necessarily a bad thing for society.
"How many Libertarians does it take to change a light bulb?"
"One to claim government created the darkness in the first place.
One to claim that since the light emitted by the bulb is not restricted to its owner it is therefore public and thus a subversive socialist program.
One to point out that if it were not for Government regulations the light bulb corporations would have been free to create a better bulb.
One to point out that the free-hand of the market will do it.
Lastly, one to call a pinko, socialist, liberal pragmatist to do it for them.”
If people kill people, (not guns), why is it justified that you need guns to protect yourself from trained government officials? Isn’t it most often that someone buys a gun and considers themselves protected? Do people think being good at the shooting range makes them qualified and experienced gunsmen? If guns don’t kill people, and people kill people, guns can’t be justified by saying they’re protection against the government.