If you’re not one of the Americans that care passionately about guns, you’d think Dick Metcalf was a gun nut. He’s got a gun club at his house, a shooting range, and gun manufacturers used to send him their weapons for review. He also had a popular column in Guns & Ammo magazine, from which he was fired after suggesting, that maybe, quite possibly, all rights, even the Second Amendment, should be regulated. “All constitutional rights are regulated, always have been, and need to be” was the line that got Metcalf fired, drew death threats, and caused two major advertisers, Ruger and Remington, to threaten to pull their ads. You can read Metcalf’s column here. (PDF)
On the other side of that reasonable statement is Richard Venola, “We are locked in a struggle with powerful forces in this country who will do anything to destroy the Second Amendment. The time for ceding some rational points is gone.” Venola recently had murder charges dropped against him after shooting a neighbor during an argument.
In any case, we’re all screwed. More guns isn’t the answer, and these people are insane, or, I guess if I’m being charitable, unreasonable.