Private firearm ownership
What are your thoughts on private ownership of firearms?
I'll start. I support the private ownership of firearms because:
1) They are the most effective, technologically advanced, usable, readily available means for self-defense. They serve to even the odds for those who are outnumbered, elderly, and/or unskilled in fighting relative to the assailant.
2) I think that it is creepy to advocate a state monopoly on the possession of firearms, for obvious historical reasons.
3) Targetshooting is fun, and people have as much of a right to have fun with this hobby as they do with any other hobby that does not adversely impact anyone.