My opinion is no. How does one call themselves responsible when they know how many attacks pits are doing these days? How does one call themselves responsible when they fight the very thing, BSL, that might make them responsible? It is beyond me how these pit nutters live with themselves, constantly trying to adopt out pits under the guise of the "nanny" dogs.
What does it take to make these fools realize that pits are not the same breed they were a hundred years ago, an excuse they always use. It seems to me that even then the dogs were bred to kill and I bet the pit nutters are just as old as the breed with their lies and excuses. Of course, you will tell people what great dogs they are if you want to keep them for financial gain like fighting. I bet that no time in history were they "nanny" dogs, just another misconception sold to the public by dog fighters even then.
It is disgusting how the comments on news stories lay the blame on the victims. Not once have I seen a pit owner comment that they accept what their dog was bred to do and have taken steps to make sure their pit is appropriately restrained. Not once have I seen a pit owner/commenter admit that they are aware of the breeding of their pit and what it means to others. They always speak in term of abuse and neglect. Duh, this is the best reason for BSL, trying to prevent bad owners from this abuse and neglect. These nutters always look for an excuse for the attacking pit, never words of condolence for the victims.
I would hate to see these pit nutters as members of a jury. They can't see the truth in front of their noses. They see the pit as the victim. I think that anyone who is a pit owner should never be selected to serve on a jury because they have such disregard for human life.
Pit nutters must be extremely gullible and so I suggest to all those scam artists pick on the pit nutters. They believe anything it seems. Course this already happens, look at the scam of "No Kill". It realized early on that the nutters mean money and therefore the pits get a "bad rap" nonsense has fulfilled that. And the NCRC is no different with the flawed reporting and the lack of raw data. All are designed to appeal to the pit nutters lack of common sense and their pocketbooks.
What these nutters don't realize or refuse to realize is that they are being used. Used to promote the myth of pits being pets. Used to promote the gambling associated with fighting. Used to promote stupid books. Used to make others money, period.
Then there are the pit nutters who have the "Savior complex". They want to save them all. If it weren't the pits, it would be something else. They have an obsession and rather than seek treatment, they continue to take the pits out of shelters and adopt them to unsuspecting families. Rather than putting their money, time, and efforts into reducing the pit population, they choose instead to "save them all". You wouldn't have to save them if they ain't there in the first place. They know the pits fill the shelters, another reason to have BSL, as a means to reduce the pit population.
Responsibility is a word that should never be used to describe a pit owner. Stupid, perverted, egotistical, dumb are the more appropriate words. Let me know if you can think of others.