October 1, 2017
WAIKIKI BEACH, NOVEMBER 2000
I was on a short visit to Hawaii for a friend’s wedding in November of 2000. While relaxing on a Waikiki beach, conversation started with another tourist visiting from his native Canada.
He somehow managed to work in some boasting about Canadian’s superior laws and sensibilities with respect to gun ownership. That subject interested me greatly, and I generously shared my own thoughts.
He then acknowledged that there was just one time that he actually thought he might want to own a gun. And the punchline followed soon after.