Five reasons why most Americans still disagree with gun control 

your say March 17, 2018 01:00

Is America really at a “turning point” on gun control?

I strongly suspect that most Americans believe the “cold dead fingers” mantra.

Having a firearm is a fundamental right.

It is necessary for personal protection.

It is necessary for protection of the country.

It is a guarantee of freedom against government misuse of power.

In some parts of the country it remains a definite need – almost requirement – just for survival. 

I have been in the deserts and forests of the US and between the wild boar, snakes, javelina and the occasional puma, believed it was a necessity to carry a sidearm. Even a bobcat (or a moose) can tear you apart.

Michael Weldon

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