—and I stand with grave doubts and a great deal of unease; there are valid arguments both for and against the possession of weapons.
we could inculcate upcoming generations with actual morals and ethics (instead of the mindless unthinking unrealistic wishful pap they are and will ever be taught)—
—human (read ‘inhuman’) nature will still rise to the top. Sadly we can neither indoctrinate nor inoculate against Human Nature. Or nutcases.
too often the only answer to the guy with the gun is another guy with a gun.
So I have a a foot in both camps.
If we must have legal possession of firearms, let them be mandated as single-shot long-barrelled; let them be rigidly regulated and let this country’s Law Enforcement systems and ‘armed forces’ be the only exceptions.