posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 02:41 PM
Didn't know where to put this, it's kinda political I s'pose, but still a rant.
It's the guns thing, I don't get the point. I know it's a huge issue in the states but here it isn't, really. I've never had the desire to own a
gun, I woldn't take a gun for free if it was on offer. I don't see the point in them...people, especially in the states, have this really hardcore
attitude to gun ownership and I always found it odd.
I know I'll probably offend some folk and get some angry responses...it's like people buying guns to protect themselves from...other people, with
guns. There are millions of nasty ways to kill someone, we don't really need one more in the UK.
You can get guns here, obviously, probably illegally. I'd hate it more people in the UK had guns, we have problems with knives particularly here in
Scotland, gun crime is quite rare - but I've very little doubt that adding more guns into the equation would only help make it worse, we don't need
them for anything. People say guns don't kill people, people do - it's stupid, though. That statement make sense if guns had a purpose, met some
need, necessity...but they don't. In the same breath we would follow it with - and neither do nuclear weapons, they still do - they're invented
purely for the purpose of destruction of some kind, what good are they? At least a knife has a function in society. People who want to kill can and
will use anything they can get their hands on as a weapon...we might aswell campaign for our right to own hand grenades...why not? Just because some
constitution states you can doesn't mean you should.
I use a similar analogy for guns and knives as I do bullies in general, people mostly become bullies because they feel if they don't try to fit in
with the cool kids they'll become victims...if everyone chose the other route and became the victim there'd be no victims as there are no bullies to
victimise them - the perpetuate the condition by conforming...knives are the same - kids here carry mostly because they're frightened of the company
they keep and the situations they may find themselves in. Essentially, they carry weapons because their peers do...and they see each other use them,
they're controlled by fear. Guns are the same, the minute they become available one guy needs one because some other guy has one, it's a stupid
situation and can never lead to any good.
And I don't buy the sportsmanship aspect of it, if it's marksmanship you're into you can get non-lethal replicas and pistols etc that are suitable
for target practice and what have you, if hunting is your game then forget it...kill away, enjoy yourself and that's all I'll say on that one. Why
does it have to be so destructive? People, good, decent people - yet they worship there instruments of death...why?
I wanna know what good purpose they serve other than protect us against other people with other weapons? Just another weapon, another way to control,
intimidate, torture and kill one another and any other living creature we've ever encountered throughout the ages...no guns, please - bad enough
taking chances with the knives and the myriad other weapons that are readily available.
Now I've heard all the stuff about when tshtf, tptb will come and we will need to protect ourselves...the kids running around in the mass shooting
sprees of which there have been too many of late are mind controlled zombies. They might be, I'm not disputing those theories, there's certainly a
strange apsect to some of those cases...but it still happens on a daily basis, how many shootings a year in the states, on average? C'mon, they all
mind controlled MK ULTRA victims? Nah, probably not - there are many ways to kill someone, crimes of passion, etc...people just losing it...I'd still
take my chances with the knife...if the attack with the knife fails andI I survive, I can use the knife later to eat my steak...what's the gun for?
S'pose I could use it to pepper my steak, I dunno.
The point is people do kill people with guns, guns make it a lot easier...it's quite hard to stab someone from across the street or whilst hanging
out the backwindow of a car...drive by stabbing...doesn't happen often.
Yeah, we wanna murder people but from far, far away, make it easy as possible...so we made this - stick 'em up we're taking the loot, see? People
running around killing one another willy nilly, for pride...respect, for money, for whatever dumb nonsense they care so much about, life is cheap.
This serves only one purpose, it shows that we are not able or ready to be free...we do need control, tell me I'm brainwashed or a sheep...I don't
think I am. I just see selfish people who want what they want and will fight tooth and nail to get it, and care not how it affects those around them,
not just with guns, with everything. I don't think they're all government controlled sheeple, they're controlled by everything around them, their
friends, their experiences, there are just nasty people, and probably always will be, and they'll steal, lie, murder, they'll do what they want and
from where I'm standing it is getting worse, not better...we're mostly too intolerant and selfish to be truly free. Apathy rules.
Bloody hell, this is a rant after all...still fun though, glad I got it off my chest.