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It's striking how two people can look at the same thing and see something entirely different.
A gun, for example.
I've talked with a number of Americans buying weapons - lots of them.
And I took a few shots with an AR15 semi-automatic weapon.
This gun - and don’t call it a weapon - is really at the core of a disconnect in this country between gun enthusiasts and people calling for more gun control.
One side says, “why on earth would anyone outside the military want to own something like that.. why is it even legal?”
That view drives defenders of the 2nd amendment up the wall. Here's what attorney Sean Healy told us.
"There is definitely a disconnect, there are some groups of people that don’t know much about guns, they have never been around them or exposed to them, and they don’t know how to handle them safely. And so if all they know about then is what they hear about them in the press or see on tv or hear from politicians, then sometimes they can be afraid of them.
"To another group of people (a gun) is like a tool, like a hammer - it's safe," Healy went on to say. "If you are member of the group that does not understand guns, you may think that criminals are the only ones who use guns, and there aren’t any legitimate uses for them. And I think once you become familiar with them, and their safety, you want people to have guns."
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