I own two rifles and I am a responsible firearms owner. I recently experienced a vehement tirade from an individual who believes gun owners are as responsible for the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting tragedy as the actual gunman. The media has vilified us, politicians are scrambling to score points and the National Rifle Association is - well - the NRA, and does not represent me as a gun owner.
I was raised on a farm and learned to shoot and hunt by age 8. My father taught me the cardinal rule of firearms: Never point a gun at another person; no exceptions. Yet I witnessed my father being shot by a careless hunter who broke the rule. These are my views on the gun debate.
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