Skip to comments.Why I own guns
Posted on 01/27/2013 2:49:56 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
FANTASISTS AND ZEALOTS can be found on both sides of the debate over guns in America. Many gun-rights advocates reject even the most sensible restrictions on the sale of weapons to the public. And proponents of stricter gun laws are often unable to understand why a good person would ever want ready access to a loaded firearm. Between these two extremes, we must find grounds for a rational discussion about the problem of gun violence.
Unlike most Americans, I stand on both sides of this debate. I understand the apprehension that many people feel toward "gun culture," and I share their outrage over the political influence of the National Rifle Association. How is it that we live in a society in which one of the most compelling interests is gun ownership? Where is the science lobby? The safe food lobby? Where is the get-the-Chinese-lead-paint-out-of-our-kids'-toys lobby? When viewed from any other civilized society on earth, the primacy of guns in American life seems to be a symptom of collective psychosis.
Most of my friends do not own guns and never will. When asked to consider the possibility of keeping firearms for protection, they worry that the mere presence of them in their homes would put themselves and their families in danger. Can't a gun go off by accident? Wouldn't it be more likely to be used against them in an altercation with a criminal? I am surrounded by otherwise intelligent people who imagine that the ability to dial 911 is all the protection against violence a sane person ever needs.
But, unlike my friends, I own several guns and train with them regularly. The reason for this is simple: I have always wanted to be able to protect myself and my family...
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The reason for any violence comes down to the values and morals - or the lack of.
If one has morals and values - has respect for life and others - violence is not necessary nor does it erupt when more rational options are available.
Seizing weapons will not work - when the individual lacking everything mentioned above does not have the morals, values, and respect for life - but replaces those with hate, self-indulgence, and lust for evil.
Backgrounds checks won’t do 1 thing to stop this - what must be done is re-introducing the Christian values that our Forefathers brought with them - established in this nation - and where children were educated at home first with the values and morals of being a decent person that shows respect - then sent to school to learn the ABC’s and math.
The recent massacre is due to a boy that grew up different and his peers - instead of aiding him - propping him up - including him in school activities and protecting him from bullies - shunned him, degraded him, and cast him aside - with the coupling of negative replacements - be it violent video games, Hollywood movies, and the desire to bring forth evil - caused the shooting.
Barry Sh*t For Brains should concentrate on banning people like that - to include himself - because Barry has those same negative values that go against the gain of traditional US society...
just some thoughts...
Most of my friends own guns and plan on getting more. That said, I once met some one from New York City who literally (I kid you not) trembled at the sight of an antique revolver pictured in a book. Up until that point, I had never met anyone like that in my life and was dumbfounded by the reaction.
I live in a rural community where most folks are armed and hunt often. Crime is very low here and arms come in quite handy against dangerous wildlife here (mountain lions, bears) that come near our homes.
Sounds like a pussy. I see pictures of stuff way more dangerous than guns like fascist tyrants and don't react like that. Hell, I see them in live action on TV and don't even tremble in fear. Rage, maybe, but that's a different story.
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