by: the Common Constitutionalist
Most have heard the saying regarding terrorism. We have to be right 100% of the time, yet the terrorists need only be right once.
It means that we on the receiving end of terrorism must be 100% effective in stopping all attacks before they happen. However, the terrorists may only have to slip through our dragnet once to wreak havoc on civilized society. So far, they have been moderately successful. I say moderately, because we have had good success thwarting many would-be attackers.
But every time they do make it through, or we drop the ball, the results are tragic and headline grabbing. This same set of scenarios can easily be transferable to gun owners.
Gun owners must conduct themselves with safety first 100% of the time. I’m not talking about lunatics who shoot up movie theaters and churches. They are crazy people – not responsible gun owners.
The press still attempts to tie them to the rest of us law abiding owners, but even for them, it’s a bit of a stretch.