I believe the majority of us US Citizens should have the right to own a firearm, but armed idiots scare me. Responsible vs irresponsible gun ownership is the crux of my argument, and I think there are more irresponsible gun owners out there who are a danger to themselves and others.
Case in point, this story about an Idaho man who shot at a helicopter. Apparently he was out hunting, and didn't like the helicopter interrupting his hunt. Out of frustration, he fired at the chopper.
Sorry dude. That's a felony, and felons can't own guns in the US. Looks like you just lost your right to own a firearm... that is, when you get out of jail. The man pleaded guilty and will be in prison for the next 4 to 8 years.
Luckily nobody was hurt, but this is a prime example of the dumbass rule. If you're a dumbass, you shouldn't have grown-up things. He proved his dumbassery and was punished accordingly.
Thanks for proving my theory. I knew I could count on someone from Idaho to prove, once again, that some people just shouldn't have guns.