We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
In the early 1980s Wright and Rossi did a study titled "Under the Gun: Weapons, Crime and Violence in America" and they concluded that gun bans have no beneficial effect. When they published the results of their research, they were attacked and called names. The gun ban zealots simply ignore their research and pretend it doesn't exist.