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Guns make me nervous, always have and always will.  In particular I'm not a big fan of handguns because it just seems like it would be too easy to make a catastrophic error with one.  That's why seeing people walking around with handguns makes me jumpier than a mouse in a room full of cats.  It's not that I think they'll gun me down for looking at them cross-eyed, rather it's that I can think of 100 ways that someone could inadvertently pop off a round and I can just as easily imagine myself catching that round somewhere on my body.  That explains why you won't catch me within ten miles of the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park on August 14 when some pro-gun people hold their Restore the Constitution Rally.

Obviously I'm not a gun guy, but I'm also not someone who gets real worked up about gun control.  I am a guy that's been known to sit in rush hour traffic and marvel that so few accidents occur on a daily basis rather than how many.  Seriously, given what we know about the human condition how is it possible that thousands of cars driven by people who watch American Idol on a regular basis can weave from lane to lane at 75 mph and only a tiny minority actually wreck?  Take that thought process and apply it to guns and you'll know where I'm coming from.