One of the problems is the 10% of gun owners I'm often talking about. These would be the least responsible and least qualified among the huge group of legitimate gun owners. Of course there's another large group called "criminal" gun owners, but we're concerned now with the problem of the 10%. We're not saying to address the problem of the 10% and NOT the criminals, no. We're saying in addition to all the ways in which crime is being dealt with, we need to do something about the Famous 10% too.
The gun control solution to this problem is increased and improved regulations which would prevent some, if not all, of these folks from owning guns. The usual pro-gun response is either to deny that this even exists or to resist any attempt to correct it. I always find it curious that truly law-abiding people would do that, but there it is.
Occasionally, there is a pro-gun voice which seeks to improve the situation from the other direction, using education. Robert Farago does that. Here's an example.
What's your opinion? Do you think that's good advice, the part about minimizing distractions? Do you think that advice is often overlooked or not emphasized enough?
I would imagine, like I said about the video of the woman giving advice about going to the public rest room while carrying concealed, the folks among the 10% who most need this advice are the least likely to be interested. Nevertheless, I applaud gun owners who strive to police their own through education and the sharing of practical and useful tips.
The forces of gun control activism and gun rights activism need not be antagonistic. This is one place where they can meet.
What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.