"They're lots of fun to shoot."
Ah yes, you say, nodding, TR is being sarcastic because he is a liberal.
Your premise is true, but your conclusion is not. I am not being sarcastic. I think the fact that they are fun to shoot is a good reason, nay, the best reason to keep those things legal.
I still don't think they should be legal, but I am saying that is a pretty good reason. Anything about defending your families is a pile of crap. Yes. It. Is. Your kids are much more likely to die by mistake re-enacting that last scene from 3:10 to Yuma (why did you let them watch that anyway?) than they are to have some criminal break into your house while he's lost in your east-side suburban neighborhood. Same thing goes for any appeal to the constitution. Sure, militias fought off His Majesty's Army, but what have they done for me lately?
So where were we? Guns are fun, that's true. If you are adverse to shooting one, good luck fitting in next time you're in Alaska for five months. Here's another use for them: If you have a friends visit from another country, you can take them shooting. Depending on what country they're from, it might be the most exotic thing they ever do.
Next time on Swirly Patterns: What about hunting?