OK, you need to just calm down, buddy. If you're going to degrade into irrational rants, I'm going to stop talking to you.
In this case it *is* an aspect of a nanny state.
I disagree; please expound on how safety education is tantamount to fascism.
You want others to help you with the problem *you* brought upon *yourself*.
What problem? The problem of people who don't understand how dangerous guns can be accidentally shooting people?
Hate to break this to you, but that's not my problem. Where I come from, and the family I grew up in, we all have a healthy respect for firearms and the responsibility of using and storing them properly. I'm just trying to show a little compassion here, a concept you seem to have trouble understanding.
I'm sorry, I don't give a flying fuck about people and their kids shooting themselves in the face, because they don't know how to handle a gun. You bought a gun, you deal with it. I'm not paying for your hobbies. Period.
Ah, I see your angle now - you don't care about safety or education, all you care about is where your tax dollars go.
Well, dude, I for one don't much care for my tax dollars being spent on murduring children in third-world countries, but as you well know we don't get much say in such matters. Personally I'd rather spend a few bucks teaching people how to not shoot each other accidentally, than thousands of bucks on 4' long caskets. To each his own, I suppose.
My only concern if bullets flying *outside* of your private property.
Unless "outside your private property" means "inside my private property," I don't see how, according to the philosophy you've posited here, it's any of your fucking business.