What % of gun owners are "responsible" do you guess? Half? Less?—
(@davidfrum) April 25, 2013
More, maybe? It’s a bit of a loaded question, if you’ll pardon the pun. “Responsible” is a vague enough word by itself, but add the quotation marks and you have a term as open to interpretation as “common sense gun reform.” But when it comes to firearms ownership, David Frum just can’t seem to help qualifying the term; take this tweet from February, for example.
If everyone who believed himself a "responsible gun owner" really was one, we'd have a lot fewer gun tragedies.—
(@davidfrum) February 18, 2013
So why is David Frum suggesting that, at most, only half of gun owners are responsible?
Sure, everyone who owns a gun and hasn’t made the news probably considers him or herself pretty responsible. Wouldn’t it be better to be “safe” than sorry?
@davidfrum: What % of gun owners are "responsible"
+ I would think that potentially responsible gun owners choose not to own 1.—
Mark Thomas (@Zombellic) April 25, 2013