You described your area as a hell-hole where responsible, honest and free citizens do not exist. You state that you are "not against guns. Far from it", ...
Wow. Apparently you see what you want to see. I am not against guns. There is one in my bedroom closet right now. It belongs to my wife and she is a bleeding heart liberal to the Nth degree. When I was younger I had a double barrel shot gun. I no longer have a need for it.
I believe certain types of guns should be registered and even permitted. I have a hard time seeing what the objection to that is and it is in no way an infringement of the second amendment. This fear of the "government" (we are the government) is blown out of proportion. Governments have rules to protect it's citizens. We have a say in how that is done. The individuals desires are not as important as the majority in our society. Keep in mind that it is not the government that is asking for gun laws it is the people. The people will rule in the end.
The majority of people DO NOT want more gun control. I repeat, you live in a bubble. You live in the shadow and legacy of the Sullivan act, you have been raised to believe that asking the government's permission to exercise a right is normal. It is not normal! Requiring permits, and even registration is the epitome of infringement
! I once worked to help a liberal democrat get elected. I learned my lesson fast and never repeated that mistake. So what? The fact that you "once owned a shotgun" does not impress me. Now you are a defenseless victim.
That your wife
has a dusty, unused old weapon in the back of a closet is practically irrelevant. My point is that it is your current actions and statements
that matter most. I can't understand how you can claim to be in favor of an unalienable right, and in the same breath call for restrictions, conditions and permits to be imposed on that right. That is calling for infringement. I can not comprehend your total, unflagging faith and trust in your totalitarian Rulers. That is the mindset of a Subject, not a Citizen.
A healthy distrust of government is at the heart of liberty. No man is free that relies upon the government to regulate his daily affairs and person. A free man must
be trusted to be responsible for his personal security.