And I think saying that having tighter gun control (which is what I stated in my post) "takes the fun out of life" does show that many people in this country don't realize the gravity of owning a gun. It is not a toy designed for fun. It is dangerous, especially if not used properly. I never said anything about the statements of riflemen. I was responding to your post, your statement alone.
Why is not caring about others' desires to be greedy (possibly at the expense of another's life) disturbing? I see people die all the time. I see the devastation it brings to their families firsthand. I'm not desensitized to it and I probably never will be. The idea of owning something that was designed to kill so efficiently disturbs me. I've shot a gun before and it was emotionally disturbing to me. I'm not asking for a ban on anything (I said I wouldn't mind a ban on certain guns, not that I'm asking for a ban). If you think I am, you misread my post. I'm asking for stricter gun laws and gun control. And as far as theft goes: Is the $60 in your wallet worth another human's life? Is your flat-screen TV worth another's life? Rhetorical questions but important things to consider. What's disturbing to me is reading in the NRA's official magazine about some guy who is praised as a hero for shooting and killing an unarmed teenager for breaking and entering his home. There's protecting what's yours and there's taking things too far, in my opinion.