Cosmopolitan invites four young women to talk with their boyfriends about guns. "Almost all of the boyfriends believe they have the right to gun ownership under the Second Amendment, but their girlfriends don't see it that way."
My favorite is the one who just cannot imagine why anyone would want to own a "death machine." Her boyfriend says, well, you know, you drive a car and they kill just as many people (and about three times as often by accident! More than two thirds of gun deaths are suicides).
I suppose I would have said, "In fact I own many death machines. Wait until you meet my motorcycle."
If she was the sort to really mind saddling up on a death machine, she'd have moved on long before we got to the conversation about guns.
Still, I feel bad for these young guys having to negotiate dating in an environment like this one.
Well, maybe I don't feel too bad for them. It's a hard ride, but at least some of them seem to be working it out.