Fish Or Man

Friday, June 30, 2006

Drinking and Firearms

I have a family member that is generally drunk. While drunk, he is thoughtful, peaceful, talkative, fun-loving, and... always armed.

Scary. I've always watched him close when the firearms come out, (he does seem to know his limits--I am the one to handle the firearms when he's had a few).

Should an intoxicated person not be allowed access to firearms? In his own house? I believe that would fall into a prior restraint type law, which are worthless against those who are intent at causing harm and leave those who don't mean to cause harm just another disarmed victim.

That said, there is a good reason he doesn't get many visitors, neither friend nor foe.