Re: [RC] Hunting Season - heidi
> Personally - and I tread on dangerous ground here and may get in trouble
> from Steph for it - I think the problem is gun control laws. As Angie
> hinted at, the kids who handle guns and hunt routinely are not going to
> be shooting people, horses or signs. It's those who don't have
> experience who wind up frustrated and hit whatever they see moving (or
> not), or who don't understand what guns can really do because they have
> no life experience with them, and start drinking (or smoking,
> whatever). I think everyone should be required to learn how to shoot,
> and should be taught that starting in kindergarten. There should be a
> regular shooting course, just like there's English and math, and you
> take classes in it all the time till you graduate. You don't get a
> diploma (or GED) unless you can strip down a gun and put it back
> together in a certain amount of time, and you have to be able to hit a
> target reliably too.
> It would make life easier for the military, would solve the militia
> issue (since *everyone* would be armed, or prepared to be armed), and
> just think how terrorists would feel about a country where even the
> little kids could deal with the bad guys. I bet that kidnapping rates
> would go way down, and abuse problems would also go down too. An added
> benefit would be that everyone would likely be much more polite as well
> - no more LA road rage!
Switzerland has a program very similar to this. Everyone is required to
do one year's military service (in a country that never goes to war), and
is required to keep and maintain their gun in their household from then
on. Hence every household has a gun, and someone in the household who
knows how to use it. And Switzerland has one of the lowest crime rates in
the world, and one of the best reputations as a nation for being peaceful.
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