Originally posted by IkNOwSTuff
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
So why do people only get up in arms when it comes to guns? I read on here all the time about liberties being stripped away and people grumble but with nowhere near the passion or virolence that they do when guns are involved
If i am correct, you are in America? Are you in the southern states?
While the civil war may be dead in the minds of most south state folks, there is a mindset here. Our guns are part of the culture. It is about hunting, outdoorsmanship, that kind of stuff. I work in an office. I wear a suit to work. But on the weekend I usually wear camo. If i have time, i try to go shoot frequently. And I go hunting about 3 times a year (summer hunting is still fun, but hot and not as many hogs because of the heat). It is just part of our culture.
And since we all have guns, and they are a part of our lives, we depend on them for other things like protection. While I have never had to use one in that manner, I am certainly prepared to not be a victim.
It is just a different mindset. We don't want the law having to take care of us. We are self reliant and would rather be responsible for ourselves.
Maybe not the rest of the south, but West Texas is this way.
Fair enough with the murder and theft thing being lower, Ill look into that but when it comes to rape most rapists are known to the victim, rape by masked strangers is a very small percentage so Im not sure that bringing guns into the equation would solve anything there.
Around here it is either a date rape thing where the guy is drunk and should have just gone home. Or it is a visitor in the house/neighbor type scenario. A .38 special tucked in the purse prevents the first one. In the second one....maybe not so much.
I know a lady who has shot 3 different guys (in a nearby town) during her life for trying to rape her. Tough, tough old broad for sure. You HAVE to respect someone like her.
Im kinda worn out with this, I appreciate yourself and a few other people who have been civil (apologies if I havent always been) but most of your fellow gun advocates just come across as feral.
Despite background and psych tests I wouldnt want to be near most of the people on here even without a gun let alone with one.
Its because you are discussing something that threatens our way of life. The last time this happened, there was civil war. This time would be no different.
edit on 16-12-2012 by bigfatfurrytexan because: (no reason given)