Fewer killing machines in the world can only be a good thing, right?
The emotions of some gun owners were hurt after one man took a personal, moral decision to safely part with his firearms.
Arizona man Jonathan Pring posted a photo of himself surrendering his guns to police on Facebook in response to the Las Vegas shooting, which left 58 people dead and over 500 injured.
He wrote in the viral post:
I will miss my guns. I enjoyed taking them to the range and doing Rambo poses in front of the mirror. I paid a lot of money for them.
However, if i was to write down the 10 most important things in my life the guns won't make the list.
Pring, a dual British-American citizen, told KSAZ that he hopes more gun owners will do the same, as "the easiest way to stop mass shootings from happening in America is to take guns away from civilians".
This is a sentiment that you'd think most would happily get behind.
Yet gun owners got so angry that Pring was forced to delete his post and vacate his home with his wife and son, after insults and death threats were sent to them.
If I have a break-in at my house, I'll hit him with a baseball bat. I'm not afraid. I don't need a gun to be man.