Right, of course.
RP: And I'll tell you, I have never gotten on a fucking motorcycle. Because I don't want my kneecaps ripped off. Imagine if the mom of the kid that went nuts... What if she was educated about other people who've had children that go nuts? What if every future mom that gets into the hobby of weapons is taught the story of Sandy Hook? "By the way, if your kid is a little off-center and goes crazy and there's guns around, they might kill you and a bunch of other people. Secure your shit."
Imagine if there was a place -- hell, here's a range you can go with the right license. We'll let you shoot a tank. But I don’t have one in my own driveway. You can own the baddest ass machinegun in the world, but it has to be a designated place where it's safe to fire and you have structures that are good with dealing with all that. There might be some other ways where we can have our fun, maybe even more fun, with guns. Because I think guns are cool. What if we could have even more fun with guns but do it in a safe and responsible way?
Yeah. I totally agree. Self-regulation on their part would be a lot better. Especially if everyone in the family had to have training.
RP: Imagine if the NRA's position, whatever they were offering, from a self-regulation point of view changed right now. Yeah, there's a lot of gun owners, and I understand they have a lot of members, like half a million or whatever, and there's probably a lot of people that are on the team of the NRA, but if there's like 300 million people in this country, I think most of the people right now are like, "Dude, really? These are the guys that are looking out for guns right now? They sound a little crazy to me."
Imagine if that was shifted because the NRA's position was changed to where all of America said, "I'm glad the NRA is on this because look at how responsible they are. Look at how much they care about safety. Look at what they're advocating."
And they could totally do that. And that way everybody would be rooting for them instead of being worried about their position and what that might mean for a future society. I think the vision for the future that was kind of interpreted from the words that came after Sandy Hook made us all a little concerned about the kind of future that the NRA might imagine. I get the impression they would imagine a future where everyone is packing heat in the schools.
They're imagining the Wild West, basically.
RP: Yeah -- and I don't know if that's right.