Good post Joe. Yes, I respect your position and professionalism.
To the disappointment of some, I am not withdrawing from my positions or the forum, but rather simply
trying to abandon the "I'm right / You're wrong" kind of intolerance.
I am not cowed by criticism or personal attacks.
I have family in rural areas, where wild dogs attack their livestock, and snakes infest the fields,
and they use guns to eliminate the vermin. I can see how a city-slicker from a crime-ravaged city
would have a different view of gun ownership. It may well be that both are correct in their own
environment. In the same way, I can see political opinions shaped by past history.
Just a more global viewpoint, and I hope it leads to fewer attacks.
I will continue to make an effort to do so in as rational a manner as I can. I try to attack the IDEAS, not the person. I know you get a lot of grief here Vin, and I feel for you. I also respect that you continue to try to make your case despite some rather distasteful attacks/behavior by some.
AND you actually concede when someone has made good points.