The article was talking about how fear plays into this, but basic geriatrics is enough to be concerned with. I wonder if the pro-gun, pro-rights folks can stop fighting the good fight long enough to address this problem. People are living longer, the problem is growing. Yet, you don't hear much about it.I know plenty of people who are responsible gun owners. My dad was once one, too. But I think anyone who owns a gun would be wise to ask: What will happen as I age? Can I be sure I wouldn’t accidentally use the gun against someone I love?
Because that’s exactly the danger with my dad. He’s often confused enough that he doesn’t recognize his own wife. He could shoot her, or his beloved dog, or even his newly beloved cat. I know damn well he’s not the only aging gun-owner with too much exposure to Faux News and too little ability to cognitively filter real threats from those imagined.
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