Originally Posted by luv
I have a question, and I don't want to create a thread in order to ask it. I don't believe that guns should be banned. I do, however, believe that not just anyone should be allowed to purchase a gun, and that some types of guns are not necessary outside the realm of personal protection or hunting. If I don't agree that owning a gun is a human right, but I also don't want them banned, then where do I fall in the grand scheme of things? I'm pro guns, but also pro gun control.
Well my answer, surely to be contested by many others in this thread, is that you're right in the mainstream of America.
2nd amendment has been defined over and over again in the courts: we get guns. You want a gun, you can get one.
But like free speech, the right to bear arms is not absolute. Reasonable regulations can thrive and have thrived before to make sure this freedom is wielded for society's benefit.
Despite the protests of the NRA and some of the anti gun control folks in this thread, this remains true: being pro gun control is, for most people, not an anti-gun position.