posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 04:48 PM
This is an interesting topic which I'd like to throw my 2 cents into. . .
A gun certainly can be used for killing and or harming another human. In fact that is what it was created to do. It can take a life just as it can
save a life.
I was raised to believe my body and mind are the best weapons available to any human and although that has not changed, I now believe a gun is an
equalizer, for me at least.
In my youth, I had size, strength and vitality which would allow me to use my mind and body to prevent harm to myself from another, but now as my body
feels the years of physical abuse and damage done to it, it will not perform as it once did. Hence the firearm, the great equalizer. A firearm can be
a deterrent to violence and has been one on more than one occasion for me.
It is better to have and not need, than to need and not have. A basic principle of life. Is it not better to have the ability to protect yourself and
never need to use that skill or trade than to have the need to protect yourself and not have the skill or trade?
I am now, and have been for some years, an owner and proponent for the firearm, yet believe it should be the tool of last resort; as it certainly has
the capability of taking a life, and the mind can and should be used before any form of physical force.
A gun can, if used correctly, hit the intended target where the operator wishes. Yet when the gun has no more ammunition, what use does it have
An all steel weapon can be used to bludgeon a person, thus preventing harm to one self said perpetrator. I know I would use my firearm to bash someone
across the face if I felt my life were in danger and had no other way to defend myself. Would anyone else?
No onto an absurd note:
A gun can be used like a hammer, if it is empty and made of steel, not composite.
A gun can be thrown at a target such as a rabbit or small game if the throwing arm is accurate enough. (it may even return to you like a boomerang)
A gun makes an excellent paper weight. (not once have I had to run around collecting paper when my gun was resting atop it)
A gun may be used to prop up a coffee table when a leg breaks and you have no wood or books in the house.
A gun can be disassembled and its' spring used to fix a ball point pen.
Be creative and I am sure those who feel guns should be banned etc can find a good use for them.