So I am making this after seeing the heated discussion on my other thread http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...n-agree/page28
Please, if you are anti-gun, do not comment. Your comments are not welcome in this thread, though I do respect your opinions. I just don't want this thread derailed. If you have a problem with it start a new thread, but please leave this one alone. I am not pushing my ideas on you, I am just trying to pose a question to those with similar views to my own.
I am a college student from New Jersey (to dispel any "redneck" notions from people who may dislike the south). I am personally in favor of people who are over 18 with no criminal record being able to own guns.
The limitations I believe in are no automatics, no armor piercing rounds, and no hollow points. Beyond that, I believe everyone should be able to own guns not violating these criteria within their homes. Where my views differ from many pro-gun proponents is that I have issues with concealed carry outside the home (except for shooting ranges and designated hunting grounds).
I do believe that, while every man and woman has a right to defend his/herself, mistakes can be made which result in death.
Here is an idea of mine, and I want to see if this is a compromise that you all would hypothetically make. What if handguns were allowed outside the home, granted they were loaded with non-lethal rounds. Not rubber bullets, something with stopping power, but something that is unlikely to cause the target to die from impact or bleed out. Perhaps a wider bullet that intentionally crumples on impact to cause enough damage to put someone in the hospital briefly, but not enough to cause serious damage unless hit directly in the head (which should be avoided).
I support the right to protect oneself, but I also know that passion is a greater force than reason in our species, and sometimes we go too far, even if it is for the right reasons.
So, pro-gunners, is this something that you would consider? It is totally hypothetical and nebulous, I know, but is it worth considering? Hit me