I apologize, and you are right, in picking out one sentence without context I can see how you can perhaps say that. I have never ever argued that we actually ban all handguns, or that we amend our constitution to do so. Ever. I apologize for the duh, but I felt frustrated that you could actually have been reading my posts all along, pluck one statement entirely out of context, and argue that it is my "position". It isn't and has never been, and I feel as though you would know that, but I know that lots of people participate in these debates do maybe you honestly didn't mean to reduce and misrepresent my position, so forgive my frustration.
It might be like you saying "I WANT every school to have prayer in it!" because of course, as a Christian you would (and should!) probably want that, but, perhaps, as an American, you value separation of Church and State. So while you may want every public school to have prayer because you personally value prayer, you maybe would not actually vote for that because you value the constitution more. If I took one sentence saying "Prayer WOULD be good in the schools!" but ignored the hundreds saying "But I value our constitution more" that would be falsely representing your position. It wouldn't be some big A-HA on my part. Do you see what I am saying? For any of you reading along Lisa said NONE Of this stuff ever I'm just trying to draw a plausable analogy along constitutional lines.
In my heart of COURSE I want no guns at all. However, I believe in our right to bear arms, and I don't want to take this thing so far as to take away our constitutional right to do so. I just want to find a sane, safe way to have both sides "win" on this. I want us to have smaller, saner arms. The kind which actually protect us from the big bad robbers but don't let us play soldier in schools. I've tried to be rational like that, but also admit the reality of my hearts wish. Of course the little girl in me wants no guns at all. What Mom wouldn't want that on some imaginary utopian level? (Except for an anti pacifist, of course) I also want unicorn to exist. Shoot me (ha. Get it?).
I'm only replying because I can't see Bonita's post. It says she posted, but I sure can't see it.