…is that they exist.
(Yes, another gun related thread, sorry.)
If there were a petition we could sign that would have all the guns in the world, and all knowledge of guns, magically disappear, you can bet your
sweet apple-bottom that my name would be on it. (I’d miss trap/target shooting, but I could still hunt archery)
Unfortunately, however, no such thing exists. Guns will never, ever go away, no matter how much one might wish.
With that said, my .40cal pistol will be on my person wherever I go. Not because I fear an attack that may or may not happen, not because I entertain
thoughts of “playing the hero” and –get this- not because my county’s constitution says I can; (legally). I carry because I know that there
exists in this world two things: other guns, and those of whom that would seek to impede the human rights of others. I believe, like many, that every
human has an inherent right to any and all means necessary to defend his/her self. In this day and age that generally means guns.
So, moving on to my point, I ask those of you who would have an all-out gun ban to understand this:
I, and many others, will simply not submit. It just won’t happen. Even if the authorities went from door to door collecting guns, people like me
would hand them one or two claiming that was all we had. We would become a part of the black market without intending to do so (forced by law).
Unfortunately, due to circumstance and the combination of human error and the nature of the black market, guns that would have otherwise been in the
hands of law abiding citizens, would eventually be sold to lunatics and criminals alike. Guns and gun violence will not go away because a piece of
paper in D.C. makes firearms illegal to possess. That is to say, nothing would change but the law, folks… effectively, and unjustly, making people
like myself -who just want adequate means to defend ourselves- criminals for the first time in their lives.
If an all-out gun ban were to occur in America, I believe a decrease in gun violence would be marginal at best due to a few fundamental and
inexplicable flaws within our system and economy. There are a lot of things we need to reevaluate, as a country, in order to curb the violence. I
mean, look at the general direction we’re headed
Up. Why? Nothing has changed on the gun “front”. What is happening to America to cause this upward trend of mass shootings?
Think about it.
If someone wishes to harm another, they’re going to do it. If someone wishes to harm many others, they will find a way to do it… and likely in a
way you would not want to imagine.
That’s it. I hope you were able to follow my convoluted thought process.
This was my first thread by the way… aside from my intro.