Why is it not normal when used for sport? Target shooting is quite fun, actually... Gun control, if that is where you are headed with this, is like so much other bad politics... A small minority of people abuse guns and therefore the mass public has to deal with the various laws, bans, cotrols, etc., -- even when they themselves are used for a legal purpose.
Here is a great parallel for you: Sudafed. Pseudophedrine. It is a decongestant that until very recently was sold to anyone that wanted it for a cold, congestion, sinus infection, etc. It's actually quite good over-the-counter medicine and has proven to be tremendously safe -- even in large doses. Along comes the wayward meth addict and figures out how to use the ingredients in sudafed as part of the manufacturing process in crystal meth. So what are a people to do? Why, let's ban sudafed! You may laugh in other countries, but that is effectively what has happened in the U.S... I went in to buy some sudafed and it was "behind the counter". No biggie... I just asked for it... No so fast... They had to have my driver's license and full address in the system. Ok, this is creepy I thought... But my wife had a sinus headache so I pressed on. I wasn't done yet... The lady handed me a clipboard and asked me to read it... It spelled out in no uncertain terms (it was quite long) about what penalties, fines, jail time, etc. I was risking if I was buying it for the use or for other to use to make meth. Then I had to sign it. Sheesh. I signed the damn thing, paid for my sudafed, and went home.
So.......Is it normal for someone to want to buy and use sudafed?
No more or less so than the person that enjoys target shooting (or hunting for that matter) and does so legally.
I suspect we will have someone quite liberal in the White House next session and I expect it will be the end of reasonable gun ownership...
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