No, it's not like I wanted to put an end the conversation. I just thought that I had made my views known, as had the gun owners in here, and that talking any further about it wasn't necessary and risked becoming an argument (as any thread on any controversial topic could become). So, that's why I suggested letting the thread sink before other people with much stronger views than mine got involved.
But, I've said my piece. I'm against irresponsible gun ownership. But, by the same token I'm also against irresponsible people behaving irresponsibly in general. Irresponsible people are what cause unwanted pregnancies. Irresponsible people are what cause most single parent families. Irresponsibility is at the root of people letting themselves become addicted to drugs or gambling or whatever and is what causes much of the crime in our countries. Our continent would be so much better off if people matured more quickly, and reached a higher level of maturity when fully mature. Maybe monkeying with genetics to cause that to happen isn't such a bad thing.