Root you stated that you have the coice to go naked in your house , but you choose not to.. That is your choice...and that is as it should be.
It is the same as to whether I should own a firearm...for whatever reason , If I am legally able to purchase it then I should be able to do so with out anyone coming in here saying that I shouldn't or can't or that if I buy one my children will get ahold of it and kill me and all the neighbors and all the other people in the world to. It is horse manure.
you're right, the idea that if you as a law abiding citizen with good kids and a steady life shouldn't be able to use society freely is a joke, I mean if you havn't done and show no intention of doing anything wrong, then rightly you should be able to have whatever you want,
My argument lies in the fact that people who haven't and can't prove that they are a responisble member of the society are still allowed the same privellage.
here in the Uk we heavily (try) to license firearms, to be able to own a gun you have to have your certificate signed by two responisible members of society (I.E police men) in order to own guns, you have to have the storage location inside your house checked to make sure that your guns are safe from children on their own, and asfe from people braking nito your house to use a weapons against you. (and that you cannot pick up a gun in haste)...
anyway, should you prove yuor self a responsible keeper then you aer able to have guns (as we do in my house), if you cannot proove yourself worthy you are not (leagally) allowed to own a gun, and the penalties for owning a gun without a license is prison time.
To the question of knives, yes, I have had and do own knives and have done probably since I was about 13, I have a couple of proper woodsman knives, some fishing knives and multitool things.
(I never ran with siccors either buzz!)
I was taught knife safety both at home and at scouts -where I also learned things like axecraft.
The point is I was taught responsibly,
again here in the UK it's illegal to sell a knife to somebody under 18, the age that they are a legally responsible adult.
is there such a provision in the law in america, or are juevenilles allowed to buy knives? (really I don't know this)
we have simillar laws regardnig swords and other ninja weapons
If you as a parent decide to take on the resoponsibility of alowing your children access to (potential) weapons, then you should be allowed to (as my parents did with both guns and knives).
however you cannot assume that everybody will have the same responsible attitude as you, and therefore, by licensing firearms, you hope to reduce the amount of people who have access to weapons (that will use them irrisonsibly)
the right to be free!!!......even today in these times there are those from other countries that die at the hands of others for the sole reason that they wanted to be free from tyranny. Or for those that have lost their lives just to try to get to a better place to raise a family or to even provide for them.
But surely you realise that much of that tyrany comes at the hands of people with guns?
Has anyone actually gone hunting
Yes, I've been "shooting for the pot"
(that means shooting game and instead of just killing it, taking it home and putting it to use -eating it).