**As always, please move if needed**
Living in a community where guns are NOT a common thing by any means, I have always found it difficult to comprehend the NEED for a gun. However, I
will never, ever question anybody's right to own a gun wherever it is legal and common to own one. It's your rights and if you want one, I will never
attempt to block you from owning one. Unless it is a nuclear weapon, that may be bad... For everyone... Literally.
However, and this is pure opinion and pure curiosity, and by no way am I trying to offend anybody's right to own guns here... I do have a question to
ask gun owners.
I always have felt if you buy a gun... "Because you can"... Isn't it a tad pointless? I mean if you genuinely lived in an area where you have a good
chance of walking into a gun crime on your way to get milk, then yeah, you could call it justified. But if you live in a safe city, where crime is low
yet you still carry a gun all day every day... Why are you carrying it? I live in a safe town, I can walk at 2am drunk home from the bar and never
feel threatened. So I do not carry a weapon. Also, if all the people in the world stopped carrying guns where they were not needed, wouldn't it make
areas even more safer?
I have read a couple of gun related threads where people have chimed in about owning a gun is a right, so that is all the justification you need. And
yes, technically that is okay. However, I technically can have a 250mph car, do I need one though? I can technically have a 10 bed house, but I don't
need 10 beds? I am not saying you shouldn't buy a gun. I simply just want to know, if you are in the category of not really "Needing" a gun, but have
I understand my current whereabouts in the world and never being apart of a "Gun society" might naively blind me, and I am aware. But I would
genuinely like to know the reasoning behind gun ownership.
I want to know this because in my opinion, gun ownership is a hot topic on this website and around the world in general. Yet, I feel I have no right
to really chime in because, well, like I said, I do not live in a society where guns are a normal thing. If I an understand the situation better, then
maybe that would help?
Again, not trying to cause offence, and not trying to kick up a stir. Just a civilised thread here. I know there are many passionate gun owners on ATS
and I am not trying to diminish your passion in any way, shape or form. I am not looking to start an argument. So can we keep it clean?
I know this can be a sensitive subject, so I have tried to word this in the least antagonising way possible! I really have. I apologise for any harm
done. NOT INTENDED.
I will be leaving to drive home shortly from work (It's a slow day today) so if I become un-active for an hour or 2, that is why.
Happy new year!
edit on 30-12-2015 by brace22 because: Wrong forum notice.