Slightly off-topic, but related to the tag line on the subject heading. Â*This phrase, "pro-gun", drives me nuts. Â*Are we defining ourselves solely in reaction to the people who call themselves, "anti-gun"? Â*
I couldn't care less about guns, pro or con. Â*They're tools. Â*I'm "pro-gun" as to the gun that shoots the snake that's about to bite the baby, and "anti-gun" as to the gun that's about to shoot the bank teller during the robbery.
I am, however, very much "pro-self-defense". Â*By playing into the other side's characterization of the debate, we lump ourselves together with the robbers and murderers, who are presumably also "pro-gun". Â*
I strongly suggest that we make the "anti-gun-violence" people play on our field. Â*The issue is whether people may exercise their right to defend themselves and their families; the "right to keep and bear arms" is an abstraction others take as a justification for murder.