What is the general libertarian answer to concerns over gun violence?
Apologies if this is a tired subject but I was not finding the discussion I was really looking for.
Heads up: I’m a dirty lib-left/lib-center that’s just trying to get some perspective. I was having a discussion about gun violence and I feel like a lot of this discussion around control or freedom isn’t really based on numbers or facts a lot of the time. I don’t really want to own guns but I don’t really feel threatened by people who have them and aren’t being careless with them.
I just want gun violence to happen less. or just happen less to people innocent people with things like mass shootings I guess. I’m not convinced that regulating guns is the best idea but maybe if guns are just legal no questions asked, maybe there should be more research on gun violence and a more robust access to education on handling guns? maybe gun violence isn’t even that big of a problem?
So if someone brings up the subject of gun violence and talks about mass shooters in schools and stuff as a way to talk about gun regulation like background checks and mental health screening (which I don’t really support completely) what’s your response to that conversation?
didn’t really check this for great grammar or spelling
edit: Thanks for the responses yall, i’ll keep checking this intermittently
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