Unless you’ve been on the dark side of the moon for the past month, you must be aware that there is a huge “gun control” propaganda war being waged in the US.
So, let’s be clear about something right now – we at Strike-Hold! are firm believers in and practitioners of strict gun control.
That means, your gun (be it a pistol, shotgun, rifle, SMG, LMG, or whatever) should always be under your control, should be stored securely when its not under your control, and that the mechanical safety should be engaged and your finger should be off the trigger at all times other than when you’re prepared to engage a target. By the way, when I say “under your control”, that means its either in your hands or no more than an arm’s length away from you. Also, any gun – even an airsoft or non-firing replica – should be handled with the same care, respect and safety-consciousness of real firearm.
We also agree that some individuals (such as felons, insane, etc.) should be properly barred from owning, possessing, or having access to firearms, and that effective mechanisms must be in place to prevent such people from obtaining or possessing dangerous weapons.
We have seen time and time again how the actions of a few criminally-minded or unhinged individuals cause an emotionally-driven and politically-motivated backlash against decent, peaceful, law-abiding, responsible citizens. Which in turn this leads to new “feel good” laws that do nothing to reduce or the address the issues of violent crime or mass killings.
For a great short summary of some of the most common “arguments” put forth by gun-banners, and the facts that knock them down, check out this recent article: “7 Anti-Gun Myths That Need to be Debunked ASAP.”