reply to post by michael1983l
Your post is very condescending from the very beginning are you a troll or a shill? I am an American and I own many guns; for many
different reasons. First, I hunt wild game e.g. Deer, Mule Deer, Bear, Pheasant, Chukar, Quail, Squirrel, Antelope, Elk, and someday hopefully Moose.
I do not kill these animals for fun or profit or any other reason than it is part of what my family and I eat all year long. I can, freeze, and
dehydrate the meat and even bake the scraps and bones for my dogs. I tan the hides and give them to family and friends who use the hides for coats,
throws, and whatever suits them. The feathers/skins from the pheasants are given to folks who tie their own flies for trout fishing and are greatly
appreciated. It is a way of life! It is how I was raised to be self sufficient and prepare for winter or hard times. Very little is ever wasted and I
have no problem with taking this game for my family! I never take more than I need and I am very responsible. I also harvest these animals with a
compound bow, crossbow, and black powder rifles.
It has NOTHING to do with power or your deluded vision of gun owners. I do have weapons for self defense and to protect my family for whatever
reason may occur. I am ex-military and as my ATS name suggests I was an U.S. Army Ranger and I was a Sniper. I NEVER felt a feeling of power even
while in the Army. I was more worried about my comrades and completing the mission so I could come home to my family. To be honest about it there was
times when I thought about ripping the buttons off my BDU’s/ Gilley suit so I could get closer to the ground; I was scared to death!
I am always amazed by people who know very little about weapons, but tend to chime in and express their views on them.. First, it is not a gun!
It is a weapon! This is my rifle, this is my gun;
One is for fighting, one is for fun. You figure it out okay? Weapons are made for killing; just like hammers are made for driving nails. Don’t try
to make it something it is not; that is what it was designed to do…..like it or not. Most, and again I say most firearm owners (Weapon owners) are
way more responsible than the other side of the coin just from the people I know.
People who have actually used these weapons and seen the loss of life on both sides have a VERY DEEP appreciation for life and do not take it
lightly. Unfortunately, there are times when you either die or take a life; it is that simple and it is not a feeling of “Power” as you say! It is
exactly the opposite, it is a feeling of regret because you know it was someone’s son, husband, or father.
Granted, I will give you this there are idiots who think because they have XYZ weapon they are some badass or Rambo and they do NOT need to own
a weapon! However, for every one of them there are 1000 responsible owners. (Pulled that number out of thin air!) don’t really know the true stats
other than what I have seen first hand. I don’t need a weapon for some punk who talks crap on the street, but when he/she has a weapon and I don’t
then most of the time I will lose unless I can disarm them and no I have never had to do this. Bottom-line, there are rotten people in this world and
no one can change that; always has been always will be. If they threaten my wife, daughter, grandson…ect….I has no problem removing their gene
pool from the shallow puddle that exists today.
I have tried to be very respectful to you and would love to have a “Logical” debate with you on this subject. Take the emotions and
preconceived notions out of it and let’s really talk?