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Hey, Mike, how's it going?
Good, thanks
Um, Mike I have a question for you.
Right! What do you think about the issue of guns?
Do you think that people should have a right
to own a gun or do you think that it should
be illegal, that people should not be able to
own guns?

Right, well, I think if there was a reason for it,
like if it was the 1890's, let's say, and there
was, you had to hunt for your dinner, then I could
see the purpose of, or the point of having a
gun, but I think in this day and age, again,
being from Canada, I'm very much against
ownership of guns and I just see, you know,
bad things happening when I see people with
guns.
I definitely see your point, and generally I'm a
kind of liberal person
(Right!) but when it comes
to guns, I feel like it's sort of too late to make
them illegal. In the Unites States, anyway,
because if you take away the guns, you're
really only taking away guns from the good
people who actually register their guns and
make their guns legal, but the criminals, or
the bad people, they will still have their guns
because the're not going to turn their guns in
legally anyway.

But if you punished people who had guns.
in other words, if there were strict fines and
those fines were enforced, you don't think
that then people would, I mean, you know,
turn in or, at least that violent gun crime
would, would diminish or decrease.

Again, I hear what you're saying but, who is
committing violent gun crime? It's not people
who would actually turn in their guns. It's
people who are already criminals, so if you
take away the right to have a gun, let's say
I have a family, and I just want a gun to
protect my family in my house, but suddenly
the law changes and it's illegal, then, I give
up my gun. Well, if someone comes in my
house, and has a gun, I have no way of
protecting myself, no way of protecting
my family.

But isn't that what the police should be
doing, and taking care of, and with, sorry,
but with less guns, wouldn't there be, it would
be easier for the police to police the amount
of guns that are out there, then if there was
gun shots going off, because they know that
there aren't guns around that area, they'd have
a, it'd be easier for them to try to contain and
control and capture the people who are responsible.
That's a great idea, but there won't be a policeman
at my house all the time, so at that moment, when
someone does come into my house and I call the
police maybe it takes too long for the police to
get there.

I see. OK. Well. Interesting point.
Anyway, yeah, thanks.