There’s a clear difference between someone who supports the right for Americans to own guns for hunting or self-defense, and gun nuts. A sensible Second Amendment supporter seems to understand that a handgun or two is ample to defend themselves, or their family, from some kind of threat or danger in their home. They also seem to understand that you have to be absolutely insane to believe that our Second Amendment was meant to arm citizens just incase some kind of “second revolution” is needed to overthrow our government.
Honestly, no “debate” brings out the most paranoid and delusional among us quite like when guns are discussed.
Case in point, when Belinda Padilla, president and CEO of the U.S. division of firearm manufacturer Armatix, tried to bring better safety to guns by manufacturing a gun that would only fire for the legal owner of that gun. See, the gun uses a watch to tie the owner to the weapon so that it will only fire for the person who rightfully owns the gun.
Well, this apparently set off some gun rights advocates who managed to get her phone number, posting it online.
She said it started with a “few fuming-mad voice mail messages and heavy breathers” which led her to stop answering her phone.
Next, photos of her home were posted online.
“Right now, unfortunately, these organizations that are scaring everybody have the power,” Padilla explained. “All we’re doing is providing extra levels of safety to your individual right to bear arms. And if you don’t want our gun, don’t buy it. It’s not for everyone.”
One comment on a gun enthusiast forum said, “I have no qualms with the idea of personally and professionally leveling the life of someone who has attempted to profit from disarming me and my fellow Americans.”
Can someone please explain to me how this gun “disarms Americans”? It’s a safety feature – that’s it. Maybe whoever left that comment needs to take a good look at the gun lobby as they’re trying to push fear and paranoia to profit off gun sales to delusional individuals like themselves.
Don’t people (responsible ones anyway) already lock their guns in safes with various forms of security to keep anyone but the people who know that code, or have the key, from gaining access to them? Wouldn’t a safety measure like this prevent anyone but the legal owner of a gun from being able to use it? I still don’t get how this is an effort to “disarm Americans.”
But that’s the problem when dealing with gun nuts – they lack all common sense when it comes to guns. Any mention of some form of “regulation” on a gun and they simply lose their damn minds. “You want to make everyone who wants to buy a gun pass a criminal background check? Outrageous!”
These are also the people who tend to think the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. My belief is the best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is to try to keep the bad guys from having, or firing, guns. Something that a “smart gun,” such as this one linked to a watch, would help do.
This is just another example where common sense tries to get applied to gun safety and gun nuts prove just how irrational, disgusting and insane they really are.