Most of the anti gun crowd, has never seen or held a gun in their lives.
And are happy to keep it that way.
Disclaimer: I live in urban Europe, not rural US.
And there is part of the problem. We out here in Rural USA do not like the liberal idiots in urban USA, or any of Europe who think they know what is best for us. We tired of their stupid "One Size Fits All" laws that may be great in the big city, but suck for us in the country. For instance, a .222 high-power rifle with a 20 round magazine might be an "assault weapon" in New York, and totally not needed there... BUT our here in rural Nebraska, if I am working with cattle out in the pasture, and a mountain lion comes charging, then YES I DO NEED to have this tool, with a lot of high powered rounds available to shoot quickly. City idiots do not understand that this is NOT a cute little kitty kitty, it is a killing muscle machine that thinks I am its next lunch. How about a rattle snake? Am I supposed to walk up and grab it? ..throw it off to the side? That only happens in the movies. A 12-guage shotgun is the better tool for that job. What about in rural Wyoming, where one might encounter a wild bear? These are NOT cuddly teddy bears. Maybe I should just ask it to be friends, like some of my college educated idiot friends might suggest.
Guns are just tools, and like any tool, can be deadly if misused. I can kill you very quickly with a #2 Phillips screwdriver, or a ball-peen hammer, but I won't, because I respect, and do not misuse my tools.
We are also tired of city idiots referring to all of us as bible thumping toothless redneck uneducated hillbillies. That is exactly why I refer to all of them as big city liberal idiots. Education does NOT equal intelligence, and in many cases, is inversely proportional. Keep your "great ideas" to yourself. Your shitty ideas do not apply to all areas of this country, or this world. If people in the big city use ARs to kill people, then that is a big city problem, not my problem. Fix it in the city, we don't need or want your advice out here... and no, we do NOT want to be more like Europe. If you USA big city liberal idiots think Europe is so great, then pick a country in Europe, and move there. I'm tired of paying so much in taxes to support your sorry entitled ass.
btw, I don't support or believe in ANYONE'S brand of sky fairy, I do have an advanced education, and I have all my teeth. Go huskers!