Originally posted by wolfgang59
But don't want to leave other folk alone.
Typically those outside the city want to dictate to others how to live.
let's not exaggerate. the zealots actively campaigning to put prayer in schools are few just like there are few hipsters trying to jam veganism down your throat.
most people have an opinion on various issues, one way or the other. the issue here is empathy.
on the subject of gun control i can understand people living in the middle of nowhere in montana or texas. i, as a liberal, can understand they need guns. that's why banning weapons is not the answer.
they in turn must realize that as a country, you can't have lax gun control laws because they are "responsible". they must realize that as a country, you must have laws preventing a "responsible" gun owner from rural america selling a gun on the internet where a gang member from new york might buy it, or a deranged psycho wife beater.
they must realize that there is a serious problem with guns in america and a few gun control laws, while being minor inconveniences for them, can save lives.