Actually I read all of his posts. He said:
“How can anyone be arrogant enough to tell someone else how many rounds they are allowed to protect themselves with? That goes far beyond the very definition of hubris.”
I was trying to point out that the protection excuse does not make sense unless you are carrying the weapon concerned 24/7. Going to the gun safe only when being attacked does not make sense and carrying a semi-automatic weapon all day is highly impractical. I was not replying to his comment about carrying a handgun.
Australia is a wonderful place. We have had no school shootings for as long as I remember. My child does not have to grow up in fear when going to school. I have never had to look at a gun close up and being threatened by one is rare. We also think of guns as tools - for warfare, policing, on farms but not in my home. I worked in an accident & emergency department in my younger years and never saw a gunshot wound come in. I did see one attempted suicide by gun on the wards and that was devastating for all concerned.
Your younger generation is going to keep asking the questions they are asking until their generation takes over. They are going to make changes and many of them will be for the better. For any country to just stay the same and keep repeating the same mistakes is to stagnate. Of course your amendments can change. Of course gun restrictions are possible. It just takes enough people to want to do that. To say they are not willing to see things stay as they are. There are lots of things that can be done and need to be done but they won’t happen until your nation bands together to make them happen. I sincerely hope that your nation does do everything it can to start to address this issue of innocent young people being massacred in schools. The world is watching.