Canadians don't understand our fascination with guns and think we don't get
it. I think some of us grew up watching old westerns on TV as well as modern ones like Clint
Eastwood and Dirty Harry, and feel we need them or definitely as a sense of pride in a hobby.
Especially sporting guns. Today's youth didn't see the old westerns but got the new generation
of Hollywood movies and video games to thank for their fascination with guns, even the kids in
schools with guns. As for me I never really had any guns except a 22 and a shotgun that sits in
the garage. I don't need to be ten feet near a gun and they are old guns from my teen years
where I went out doing target practice. I don't keep any guns in the house. I have thought
about carrying a gun on my MB rides but only because of bears and mountain lions, rattlesnakes
on the trail.
"Kyle Legate" <[email protected]
r.ca> wrote in message
> On Tue, 28 Jan 2003, brian trdina wrote:
> > "Kyle Legate" <[email protected]
> wrote in message
> > > Why do americans have so many guns? Are you afraid of being more than
> > > feet from a weapon of some kind?
> > >
> > Because many Americans recognize that posessing the means to resist
> > makes one inherently safer.
> Nice flawed arguement there. The safety arguement flies just as well for guns as it does for SUVs.
> Why do you feel that you're prone to attack?
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