I’ve had mixed thoughts about guns and gun ownership in the past. I’ve always seen people mention the part about a well regulated militia in the 2nd amendment, but I couldn’t understand how anyone would make sure that a militia is well regulated. Since anyone can own a gun as long as they can pass a background check, and some people own one without this, the idea of a group of people forming a coalition to ensure the proper usage of guns was a concept that I didn’t see realistically happening. It turns out that there is an organization just for this kind of thing.
When some people get guns, they don’t seem to realize that they need to be properly trained in how to use one, and that they need to follow certain laws. They just want to get their hands on the firearms and not think about what’s important. People who understand this make things easier for gun owners and non gun owners alike, because it lessens the chances of gun related crimes happening. The organization takes on part of the role of teaching people how to responsibly use guns while making sure that they are knowledgeable on the laws for each state and the country.
I’m glad that there are people out there who are making sure that gun owners are more responsible. Maybe one day in the future I might own a gun. I really don’t have much of a reason to buy one now, because my neighborhood is relatively safe, so I wouldn’t really need it for protection. I’ve never been hunting before, or to a gun range, but I should probably be properly trained in gun usage just in case the opportunity arises that I’ll actually need to use one for defense, hunting, or sport.