The past few weeks there has been an unending stream of news items and posts about the “evil of firearms”. Firearms are little appreciated these days for several reasons:
- criminals often use firearms and have committed some outrageous acts,
- most citizens in North America now live in cities where there is little space for using firearms, and
- Hollywood and TV networks rarely miss an opportunity to show examples of killing by means of firearms.
These may well be real and sufficient reasons not to love firearms but there are many facets of firearms which should be appreciated:
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