If anybody wants to use this - please do. Some of you have more reach than I do.
They are everywhere. Big, small, all different colors, military style. People can’t get enough. People collect them, practice with them every day, build them, restore them, and have a lot of fun using them. Yet accidents happen when people don’t pay attention – people get hurt or die. Or sometimes people with bad intentions use them to kill others or themselves. They are so easy to get. People say they need them to feed their families. Bullshit. We should take them all away. They are dangerous. It doesn’t matter that most of the people that own them are perfectly fine and responsible and have never had an accident. They all need to be confiscated. Oh no, I’m not talking about guns. I’m talking about vehicles. Far more people die from using them than guns. Yet they are still out there available to anyone with enough money to buy them. There are other means of transportation. The government should be responsible for everyone’s transportation.
That’s about as ridiculous as asking me to give up my guns is. Why punish the entire population of gun owners for a few accidents or evildoers? You wouldn’t do it for cars, why do it for guns?
The reason guns is such a fun target is they are scary. People are freaked out by them. But cars are just as dangerous. People are not freaked out by them. They are in our everyday lives. You ride in them from the time you are a baby. Then when you’re old enough, you can get one of your own. Believe it or not folks, the same is true of guns. Some people are raised up with guns around. They are no more scary to them than a car is. The people that use and work with them every day are not afraid of them any more than they are of cars.
So before you want to take them away, try to think of the real reason you want it. It is because you are afraid of them. You are afraid of something you know nothing about. That’s OK. Most people are. But don’t begrudge others who are not afraid - those who wish to exercise their 2nd Amendment right to defend themselves or to engage in recreation that involves guns. Because if you really want to protect people, if you really want to avoid needless death, you’d be giving up your cars and expecting others to do the same. What? Your car is your lifeline? You can’t live without it? It makes life easier? You’re not one of those people that has accidents, or an evildoer?
Gun owners feel the same way.