So, here’s how I feel about guns. I don’t personally get the appeal of them.
I respect that they are useful for shooting and killing things/people.
To that end, they are a tool. And I don’t get obsessed about tools. Like, I enjoy having a screwdriver to use when I need it, but I don’t spend a lot of time talking about, thinking about, researching screwdrivers.
|Look at the torque on that thing, baby! Yow!!!|
I have a lot of friends and family members who enjoy guns as recreation and again, that’s their thing. I appreciate that they enjoy it, but I don’t see the appeal. I don’t see the appeal of playing golf either.
I’m not anti-gun, at least, not inherently.
What I am is anti-violence. So, when people use guns to hurt other people, I have a problem. I mean, I’m anti-war, so that makes sense (I am pro-troops, though).
I don’t think that people should have semi-automatic weapons for recreational use. Those are for killing things/people quickly – and that’s not sport, that’s violence.
I told a friend the other day, you buy a semi-automatic, it’s because you have a tiny penis and can’t afford a sports car. I don't have empirical data, but that feels true.
So, I don’t know – I respect the constitutional right to bear arms. I don’t want to bear my own arms, and I feel pretty sure that our forefathers basically meant for us to protect ourselves, but not get douchey about it.
That’s what I think.
Also, I think shooting the hell out of lots of people in a movie theater isn’t in keeping with the general pursuit of happiness.
I have a lot of feelings about guns, violence and stuff.
I’m still working through them.
But yeah – shooting deer, shooting targets – fine.
Shooting someone who is coming at you and threatens to hurt you…OK.
Having a gun for either of those occasions – OK, that’s your choice – I don’t want one, but that’s fine if you do.