I don’t know why, but I often feel like I am walking on eggshells when a conversation comes around to firearms and concealed carry. I have a myriad of friends and I try to take the middle ground so as to not offend. If someone is an anti I just steer the conversation in a different direction or clearly define what the reality actually is. A friend and I speak often and have had the discussion of firearms in the past and they were being swayed by the media in many cases and over time have come to realize those of us in society who obey the laws and own guns are not out looking for someone to shoot. I schooled him on the AR-15 and how black guns and rifles in general are rarely used in a crime despite what Senator Frankenstein, oops, I meant Senator Feinstein, would have you believe. While we are talking about the beloved Senator F did you hear how she and the Chief of Police in DC broke the law for the press conference earlier this year. Apparently she and David Gregory can do as they please without even a reprimand, but the rest of us have to abide by the law.
I went off on a tangent for a moment, but it took my friend a while to come around and believe the facts because the media constantly was putting out misinformation. Fast forward several months and that friend has gone to the range with his son who was entering the marines and took a class, they also shot ARs. Just last week that same friend purchased a shotgun for sporting clays. So all it takes is a little education to turn someone from being on the edge of confiscate them all to understanding the problem is not law-abiding citizens with guns, the problem is criminals with guns and removing the firearms from the hands of those who use and obtain firearms legally is not going to do anything to the criminals. I guess sometimes you have a break a few eggs.