peaceful tribe

In the current rhetorical climate people seem not to want to say: I think guns are kind of scary and don’t want to be around them. Yes, plenty of people have them and use them safely. And I have no problem with that. But remember, handguns especially are designed to kill people. You may want to use it to threaten or deter. You may use it to kill people who should be killed (i.e., in self-defense). But handguns are designed to kill people. They’re not designed to hunt. You may use it to shoot at the range. But they’re designed to kill people quickly and efficiently.

this hit me hard when i read it.

i do not want to be around guns either.
it just seems like a smart aversion.

guns do not have rights.
but people do have the right to be safe.

no-one hunts with an assault rifle,
no-one needs ten bullets to kill a deer…


One thought on “peaceful tribe

  1. hamock myson

    my not very exciting but still scary gun story goes like this:

    i was out camping with a few friends and we were all around 18 years old. friends from my boy scout troop. two of the guys started wrestling for fun by the campfire and everyone laughed until someone remembered that both guys were carrying pistols. they shouted at them to stop horsing around but they didn’t stop for a few more minutes, the whole time i was petrified that one of the guns would go off. then not even an hour later, during a quiet campfire moment, one of the guys sprung up, spun around, and fired four or five quick rounds into the trees. the noise was deafening and blew my ears for a while. he had no reason, he was just drunk and having a good time. scared the living daylights out of me. he had no idea if others were camping in the area that night…

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