Why would someone choose a pit bull as a family pet given their reputation?
Although there seems to be a story in the news every other day about someone being mauled by a pit bull or pit bull mix, I no longer support breed-specific legislation banning certain types of dogs due to the inability to truly identify in advance which dogs will be potentially deadly. Obviously, the owners can't either since they invariably say "She has never acted like that before. She is such a sweetheart." Cold comfort to the parent of a dead child.