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A friend who is a gun owner and proponent posted a link on her Facebook feed today which led to an article about a gun owner who held a burglar at gunpoint until police arrived.  It was a reminder about how gun proponents and gun opponents are so widely and adamantly divided.  I know I could never have a gun in my house and when my children were young, I did not allow them to go visit anyone who had guns in their house.  I don’t like guns.  I don’t think there is a need to have them, unless you are going out hunting.  I am not one that thinks that all guns should be taken away from those who legally own and register them and take proper precautions.  I know it’s their right ot have them.  However is it not also my right to live without the fear of walking down the same street with people carrying/packing guns?   I guess not.  Everyone is so concerned with the rights of gun owners that the rights of us non gun lovers are being stepped on.

I know I will never be able to convince a gun proponent that my way is right, just as they will never be able to convince me that their way is right.  They have been taught to be around guns and use them since they were born (in most cases).  It’s a mindset.

Well, it may be good that a burglar was stopped at gunpoint so that law enforcement could deal with them but at the same time, here in Portland, across town, we had another gun shooting today with four students being shot.  The shooter is on the loose.  And armed.

Bang bang.

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