UPDATED - I seriously want to have this talk, how about this: Is there anyone who is anti-gun and willing to have a resonable talk?
I listened to the NRA press conference this morning, I thought it was a common sense approach to the problem, and I could get excited about many of the ideas proposed by NRA Executive Vice President, Wayne LaPierre.
I actually believe I am a level-headed person, other people usually comment on how reasonable I am, I am known for being fair in most cases. Truly, even though people are all different, all the gun owners I know seem rational as well. So, I am trying to figure out how we can be so far apart, as a nation, so divided on this issue. I am in the military, and because I grew up in a small farming community, I actually do not know very many people, maybe zero people, who are anti-gun. This makes me wonder if I am the one in a bubble. My mentor and technical expert for this site (Don) lives in Southern Indiana, and has spent his entire adult life working in and around the military, so he feels the same way.
Does anyone out there know someone who is definitely anti-gun, who desires increased gun control,
who is also educated on firearms, and is willing to have a calm, reasonable discussion? I doubt they are willing to sit and have a cup of coffee with us, but would they be willing to have a phone conversation with us? If you honestly know someone who fits the description, please let me know. You can e-mail me by clicking here.
We really just want to try to understand where they are coming from, to try to see it from their eyes. This isn’t a debate, it isn’t an argument, it would be more like an interview where we actually care what the other person thinks and why. We would be more than glad to answer any of their questions as well.
Thank you for your help!