Don't Shoot Me I'm in favor of a handgun ban, but it would have to be done right. In addition to strongly enforcing the ban, the nation in question (US or otherwise) would also have to strongly enforce bans on production, import, sales, and purchasing of handguns, and the ammunition that goes with them.Don't Shoot Me by ~prurientmind
In addition, it would be a good idea to ask ratings organizations like the MPAA to make "favorable depiction of guns or gun use" qualify a movie for an R rating or the equivalent. This could help prevent youth from glorifying the ownership or use of guns.
Also, prior to instituting the ownership ban, but after the production and sale ban, the government
Coming Out to Your Parents Coming out to your parents can be really difficult, and also risky, depending on their attitudes towards homosexuality.Coming Out to Your Parents by ~prurientmind
First thing, feel out what there opinion on the subject is by innocuously starting a conversation about a related topic. Mentioning recent legal decisions about gay marriage is a safe bet, but other topics would work too, as long as raising it gives no indication of your opinion on the matter. Hopefully, they will be of a positive or neutral disposition towards gays. Even if they are somewhat anti-gay, there is still a fair chance of them being accepting or tolerant of their child being gay. (My own mother being an exampl