posted on Sep, 20 2012 @ 04:52 AM
Katana's baseball bat and machetes are not going to help you defend your self against a person with a gun. Neither will birdshot, that will just
piss them off. The best alternative to a gun right now would be a crossbow. However, a crossbow can actually be more dangerous than a gun in
What a lot of people don't understand, is that a gun, be it a rifle, a shotgun, a handgun or even a black powder musket is not a godless killing
machine. A firearm is a tool. Just like your chainsaw that you used to help grandpa Joe next door dispense of that fallen down tree that was blocking
his driveway, Tools can be used the wrong way and the right way. It would be very easy to take your gas powered huski to the mall and go on a killing
spree. It would also be very easy to take you ar-15 to said mall. Or a hammer. Or just drive your car through it. Or walk around with a screw driver
Now, if you haven't gotten my point, I will try and explain. Yes, guns can kill people. Yes, some guns are even designed for that very purpose. So
can ALOT of other things. SO, get the idea of owning a gun means your rambo hip firing at a bunch of dudes out of your head.
I grew up shooting guns, in particular, rifles and shotguns. My brother and I both started shooting at around 6 years old, obviously under adult
supervision. I promise you, you will never meet anyone who has more respect and who is more safety conscious when it comes to firearms than my
brother and I. That being said, you will meet alot of people with the same mindset. You will also meet some dumb people who are, well just dumb.
As, I said before, a firearm is a tool, that is meant to do a certain task. Just like any tool, safety should be the major concern. Would you leave
your circular saw in the middle of the living room, plugged in, for your six year old to grab. I would hope not.
Do not be afraid of firearms. RESPECT firearms. If you have never fired a firearm before, go to your gun range, spend 30 bucks and have somebody teach
you the proper way to handle a firearm, because, when it comes down to it, if the bad guy has a gun and you don't, well, you better be pretty lucky.