posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 11:17 PM
reply to post by Xtrozero
There is another reason to own firearms and I'm not terribly surprised that I don't see more gun owners bring this up. For the record I am not a gun
At any rate the other reason to own firearms is, drum roll... Entertainment!
Like I said, I'm not a gun owner myself, but I have gone to the firing range with a friend and also wielded a rifle against a few eggs and I'll be
damned if hitting the target or watching a few eggs explode isn't a good time. There is great value to be placed upon entertainment. Life can be
stressful at times and it is paramount that we have entertainment to relieve that stress. Everybody is different, not everybody enjoys basketball or
a good video game, we have such a wide variety of past times because we all have different likes and dislikes. Hunting for sport, skeet shooting and
target practice are a past time that many use to bring some enjoyment into their lives. Should we take these enjoyments away from those who
them I fear the problem of violence would only be exacerbated because we will now have those who cannot relieve their stress with their
favorite past time causing the stress to build until it is released in an explosive outburst.
I think gun advocates use the protection argument most often because they view it as a more important need for weapons, but personally I see the
entertainment value as being an equally prevalent need. There is no denying that entertainment has value, just check the price of a super bowl
ticket. Without entertainment, whatever your particular cup of tea, we find ourselves missing an outlet to relieve ourselves of some of the things
that upset us.
Does the skeet shooter or hunter need a semi-automatic rifle? Does the video gamer need the turbo control pad? Does the basketball player need the
specialized footwear? These things are part of the experience for some people.
In truth if sport hunting and the like are not your particular cup of tea then you probably don't understand why people need their guns. Simply
because it's not in your taste does not mean it is not necessary, only that it is not necessary for you.
edit on 9-1-2013 by Symbiot because:
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