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Old January 24, 2013, 10:56 PM   #65
Theohazard
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I see your point, but I have to disagree. If the general public understood firearms a little better they wouldn't be so afraid if them. Fear of firearms is what both fuels a lot of gun violence AND gun control.

Popular culture needs to change to the point where more kids are taught that guns are tools - dangerous tools - but tools nonetheless. Instead, most kids aren't taught anything about firearm safety and responsibility and instead they learn that guns are evil, and in the process some learn that if they want to be cool and feared they need to get a gun.

I believe educating the public about firearms is the first step in removing that fear.
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