posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 07:40 PM
I grew up in the gun culture of America, We strapped on our guns at about 9 years old. My family had confidence in the love and responsibility of
their children enough to trust us with firearms. We trained from this early age in the skills of gun handling and safety. How many nine year olds
would you trust today to strap on a pistol or carry a rifle out into the woods or the back pasture?
We killed when we needed to and took responsibility for our actions. We would clean the carcases and cure the pelts in some cases. We made leather out
of the skins and would eat the liver or heart raw sometimes right after the kill.
People that read this that have not been brought up in a rural gun culture have a very different mind set. I am not able to wrap my head around all of
this programming and spin crap they spew. I know that I have read history and that gun registrations always leads to confiscation. I have before and
will again kill to eat. I eat what I kill most of the time unless it is a pest control kill.
I often have been paid by ranchers and farmers to eliminate their pest animals. This was mostly done with very long shots. The animals were oblivious
to me and I often could take out whole groups of them without others panic fleeing and hiding. When they start talking about gun registration and
confiscation I want to just reach out from the computer or TV and smack them.
We have no choice. We must outsmart them because if we have to outgun them the human cost will be just too severe. I might have killed 1000's of
animals in my lifetime. I have never harmed a human being unless I was ordered to do so. I likely scare the crap out of some people but who do they
call when there is a dangerous situation or pest animal to remove? Me of course. I will keep my firearms and they will call on me when they need some
work done with one of them.
Even in combat situations I managed a very low body count while protecting myself and my squad. I will never give up my guns but I want to hurt no one
if I can.
edit on 9-1-2013 by exitusstatuquo because: edited for small errors