Originally posted by Rybo666
reply to post by SideWynder
haha no offence taken! Thanks for being mature about it! Yes it is a moral thing that such insanely dangerous weapons could even be perceived as a
good thing in any sense.
I totally respect other peoples opinions in this matter but personally i cannot not see any logic whatsoever behind it.
Agreed, Guns are "insanely dangerous" They are designed to be so. to expound on this, they are not designed to blow up in your face, thus causing
injury to the operator, but modern "guns" are designed to expell a projectile at a very high velocity, with very little effort on the users part.
(kinda like "point and click")
as far as being percieved as a "good thing" that is a "perspective" IE, the hunter, (not so much the "sportsman") but those that depend on
actually killing wild game for sustenance, (I know almost unnecessary, but still the exceptions are valid) most likely consider guns a good thing, the
animals probably have the opposite perspective..
Those that have had to defend themselves, (for whatever reason, animal attacks included) by using a firearm, most likely consider guns a good thing,
(if even for that one split instance that it was "needed") I would imagine the opposite to be true for whomever was on the "wrong end"..
And I would like to commend you for respecting others opinions, for myself, that is all I ask for.. and I do my best to respect others opinions.
As far as the logic behind the opinions, I must say I felt the same as you. (only I was of the opposite opinion), but thanks to alot of the threads on
this site, I have been able to see, and come to understand the "logic" behind the differant opinions of this subject.
So inspite of my "preconcieved Ideals",,, interacting, and actually "listening" to posters, such as yourself, I have been able to actually
understand, and even on occasion "empathise," ( if not agree ) with your viewpoints..
I do not expect to change your opinion, all I ask is that you try to understand and respect mine.. and if you are able to change mine, or visa versa,
well possibly the open exchange of "ideals" is a wonderful thing..
What a misserable world this would be if we all agreed on everything.."progress" would become stagnent... Although I don't mean that we must still
use "violence" to make a point.
( I know fantasy utopia ) LOL...
[edit on 3-3-2010 by SideWynder]