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- Sep 13, 2012
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- Near Magnolia, TX
And there would be no need for any of that as long as it wasn't put on a public road with the potential to kill an innocent person. I'm talking about real hazards, not some theoretical situation on paper. If a person has a higher than normal potential to hurt someone, he should be required to have sufficient training. A 4 hour class wouldn;t be enough for that big truck, and it's not enough to carry a gunAnd you can buy an 18 wheeler anytime you want. Unless you operate it on public roads, you need no permits, licenses or whatever to own it.Well, sure, until they have demonstrated the ability to carry one safely. I have the constitutional right to own an 18 wheeler, but you wouldn't want to cut me loose hauling a load of anhydrous ammonia. Don't give me that shit about driving being a privilege, and guns being a right.. When my safety is in danger, your rights lose.So we should restrict everyone's gun ownership because some idiot MIGHT do something stupid?Big deal. I kept a .22 on my gun rack in the school parking lot all through high school. It's great that you are competent with guns, but do you think some guy who never owned a gun before and all he knows about it is what the salesman told him, and what he learned about it in a four hour class is as competent and safe as you are? Give me a break. I would think someone as experienced as you would see how dangerous it is to put all those guns in the hands of all those idiots, and tell them to carry it everywhere.Nope, besides civilian training I also have more than 20 years military training. Every smart parent will teach their children firearms safety whether they have firearms in the home or not. That would include taking them to a range and letting them see the power and destructive capability first hand. It's not a one time thing, it has to be enforced over time. I honestly think it should be required in every school.
To give you an idea of how much the public mindset has changed just in my life time. Just before Christmas in 1962, I walked to our local Western Auto Store and bought my dads Christmas gift. I paid cash for a new 20ga shotgun and a box of shells and openly carried it back to our home, keeping the mussel pointed in a safe direction at all times of course and no one said a word. I was 11 years old at the time.
I got my first commercial license by taking a 16 question test. That test allowed me to drive anything on the road except commercial buses, no class time or instruction of any type, just studied for the test. I drove concrete trucks, and later delivered mobile homes as large as 14'X70'. You seem to have a very judgmental and condescending attitude toward your fellow man.