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I Can't Understand Why People Like Guns

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    The Problem As I See It

    It is not the gun one it is about control of the masses we have laws on the books that say if you use a weapon you go to jail but yet we do not want to enforce the law or take the bad guy's rights away. Do you really think the system is going to protect you? I have seen how...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Mar 3, 2013

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    I Suppose I Can

    on a basic level. People like power, and guns offer that. They grant the user dominance over his or her victims. Personally I don't think that there is any honor in gunning someone down, but i suppose whatever floats your boat.
    godsmack666 godsmack666 18-21, M 16 Responses May 29, 2009

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    It's Not My Thing

    I have always felt uncomfortable around guns, but I don't believe in gun control. As citizens, we should have the right to bear arms, because there may come a day when everyday people have to defend themselves against their own government. I don't want one in my house, but I...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 11, 2010

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    Well...

    I don't believe in abolishing the right to bear arms or denying anyone the right to use deadly force if the danger is immediate.  However, as far as just collecting guns, hunting, taking your kids out for "target practice" with a BB gun...I don't understand why...
    patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 9, 2008

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    Why?

    The only use of guns I unerstand is when you go to the shooting range and use one for sport. Or maybe even when you use a one-shot gun for hunting. I have used it and know the feeling (it makes a lovely dinner too). But for protection? What protection? If a madman comes and...
    Dreamsage Dreamsage 22-25 Feb 21, 2013

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    I Understand But It Is Not For Me

    I am not a violent person. I don't use weapons except for my voice and my limbs. I think guns itself are not the problem. The problem lies in the mentality of the person who is operating the gun. Some know how to operate it and some don't. Some have innocent reasons to use that...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 12, 2012

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    Guns Are For Protection

    in this would if some one breaks in to your house and you hurt him you go to jail if he can talk with the new rounds a gun will stop them you have the right to protect your self and the compsit rounds onle go a short disatn and stop in soft tissue how many people can not walk...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Sep 4, 2011

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    I Do Understand I Suppose

    I can see how some enjoy them,  as long as its a healthy reason.  Hunting is ok as long as you intend to actually eat the darn thing...LOL Hunting just for the kill though angers me. Target practice...could be a hobby... Do not want them in my home...the scare me a...
    Lexus Lexus 36-40, F 8 Responses Jan 7, 2008

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    Guns = Trouble

    My father allways worried about the large amount of money, he kept in the house,so he kept a loaded gun with in reach.I never understood why he would want to carry that worry with him every day.I have never felt the need to have a loaded gun in the house.Why would I want to add...
    trails trails 56-60, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2012

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    Need Control!

    I am not against people owning a gun, but what i am sure needs more work on, is controling how people are able to obtain a gun so easily, and bypass the controls already out there. Keeping a gun locked so kids can't use it, and teaching them how to use it is fine. But the you...
    carriewpd carriewpd 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 3, 2011

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    Self Protection

    For me, it's got nothing to do with the liking guns, but has everything to do with the fact that in the USA, we don't have a police force that protects us. I'm sure you've heard that our police have really bad response times, well that's because here in the USA, it's the job of...
    SilkCherie SilkCherie 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 3, 2013

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    Protection Smo-mection...

    Yes, I get it: guns = protection. But it doesn't change the fact that I am terrified of them. My stepfather and my mother made me go to the shooting range a few months ago to shoot guns. I shot a .45 and a .22 and I never want to shoot either again. I just can't stand the feeling...
    earth2bella earth2bella 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 31, 2008

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    America Vs Europe

    America-guns legally available to most of population-lots of gun crime victims. Europe-guns not legally available to most of population-very few gun crime victims. It's not big and and it's not clever. And don't give me that twisted take on your own Constitution either.  ...
    mikemcneil mikemcneil 46-50, M 53 Responses Jan 8, 2008

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    They have only one purpose

    They are made to kill people. Not for hunting, not for sport, to kill people. Anyone who feels the need to carry one of these needs to take a serious look at themselves. As has just been proved right here on EP (I won't go into details), if you even dare criticise anyone for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 8, 2010

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    snowbabe3 snowbabe3 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    That's I Lie I Guess

    Because I can see why people like guns so much. I myself have shot guns at a shooting range and I did enjoy it. What I can't understand is why you really need one. Maybe its because I am an Aussie, but I think it is just idiotic to allow any one to own a firearm. And especially...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 14 Responses Feb 3, 2011

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    An Unarmed Populace

    Does everyone know one of the First things that Hitler did? Yep. Disarm all the people..
    maninfl maninfl 70+, M 4 Responses Nov 18, 2011

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    Hate Them...

    I always didn't like them. My mom did too,we never had them when we were growing up. Now my ex he grew up with them, his dad hunted. His dad grew up in Kentucky and he hunted. Well my ex didn't hunt but he still had them in our house. I did not want guns around my kids. He...
    jcue1976 jcue1976 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 23, 2010

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    Cross Of Iron

    "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers...
    Diamond2020 Diamond2020 41-45 1 Response Aug 29, 2012

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    Think Tough Gun Laws Keep Europeans Safe? Think Again...

    It wasn't supposed to happen in England, with all its very strict gun control laws. And yet last week Derrick Bird shot and killed 12 people and wounded 11 others. A headline in The Times of London read: "Toughest laws in the world could not stop Cumbria tragedy." Multiple...
    kayaker712 kayaker712 61-65, M 2 Responses Feb 16, 2011

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    "Gay people can't get married,

    women shouldn't have abortions. But touch my semi automatic rifle and you're abusing my rights" -America
    Gus1996 Gus1996 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 9

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    Death By Government

    Over the past decade a number of researchers have attempted to document the extent to which various governments during the twentieth century committed acts of mass murder against their own citizens. The millions of deaths catalogued by such researchers as R.J. Rummel, author of...
    kayaker712 kayaker712 61-65, M Feb 16, 2011

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    I Can!...

    And here's why!I'm going give an answer that anyone can think about and appreciate...You may not like guns now... you may hate the idea of a gun. However... have you ever thought about the apocolypse? Whether it comes or not, that's gonna be no dog and pony show. In the midst of...
    gypsofbabylon gypsofbabylon 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 2, 2011

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    Angry

    I've heard many gunshots throughout my entire life.  Hearing them is scary and I'm always going to be scared.  It would be unwise to walk outside of my apartment and not keep on your toes, and I'm sure everyone around here has worried that one day they'd be shot and...
    yoyy yoyy 26-30, F 8 Responses Nov 16, 2008

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    Hate Them

    They are designed to kill.  They remove life with the simplicity of one movement of a finger.    There was a perfect quote in the film Shoot Em Up: Hammerson: You know, Hertz, people love guns because of opportunity where a poor man can become rich and a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 16, 2008

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    Their Scariness Outweigh Their Fun

    When I was very young I thought guns were fun. I enjoyed target practicing with an AR-15. Then later on I had a .44 magnum for a little while. But then I was in a bad situation where someone pointed a gun right at me and I had to do what they said. Either that or get shot. I...
    TorturedLittleThing TorturedLittleThing 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2011

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    I Do.

    It gives them a feeling of power.
    HowardPhillipsFort HowardPhillipsFort 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 18, 2011

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    I Like Guns

    Hey guys,   Check out this cool gun video that Steve Lee put together: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TC2xTCb_GU
    savvveeeyyy savvveeeyyy 16-17, F Feb 23, 2010

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    What kind of Life They Will Get?

    What life they will experience if they keep these things and out of their stupid minds, just shoot someone to take revenge to relieve their anger and frustration. What kind of life they will get? I don't think they have conscience, or they experience guilt for the crime they're...
    frustratedlady frustratedlady 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 9, 2008

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    I Like Guns

    I was raised around guns, and didn't realy apreciate them until I was an adult. People that hate guns do so because of ignorance, and fear of the unknown. Firearms can and are great fun,for a knowledgable user. It has nothing to do with power, or dominance, or anything romotely...
    lowennunn lowennunn 61-65, M 2 Responses Feb 2, 2012

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    Like Guns?

    Other then being a cop or in the field, they need carrying guns which is acceptable since it is part of their jobs.People think, guns are hard to get and in fact it isn't.  With the right connection, anyone can get a gun.I'm not scared of guns + I personally don't like the idea...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 3, 2011

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    I Am At a Loss For What to Do...

    My husband collects guns he has over 20. I don't know how I feel about them. I agree that they save lives and can be used to protect your family. My husband sees it as "Shot to Kill" no matter the situation. I see it as "Shoot to Disarm" and they can get the...
    krysw44 krysw44 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 1, 2008

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    Adam Lanza-Psycho Inadequate With Too Many Toys.

    Newtown gunman Adam Lanza 'had weapons arsenal' Adam LAnza undated picture Adam Lanza killed his mother at home before driving to the school Continue reading the main story US gun debate Viewpoints: US gun laws Living with guns the Swiss way In statistics: Guns in...
    mikemcneil mikemcneil 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 28, 2013

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    When Guns Are Outlawed...only Government Will Have Guns

    Author R.J. Rummel has produced a significant body of work including numerous essays and several books that deal with the subject of democide, a term he coined to describe a widely-accepted legal definition of murder that applies when perpetrated by government upon its own people...
    kayaker712 kayaker712 61-65, M 5 Responses Feb 16, 2011

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    Guns Scare Me...

    Or at least the amount of irresponsible idiots that often own them do. Aside from cops/hunters and simmilar needing them, since more often than not you are more likely to get hurt yourself if there is a robber etc. I just don't understand it being worth the risk. If you have one...
    EllyLaineDevnet EllyLaineDevnet 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 3, 2011

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    Emotional Stability

    If we don’t know how we are going to act when we are challenged – then should we have a gun on our body? 1. George Zimmerman – Did he act out of his prejudice seeing a young black man with a hood. If he had not have a gun on his body then this young man would still be...
    Diamond2020 Diamond2020 41-45 7 Responses Dec 8, 2012

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    Because...........

    we don't trust those who wish hold a monopoly on force and defense. Very simple. The people who wish to hold a monopoly on force are historical evil and generally mass murderers. Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Pol Pot. The pattern is pretty clear. The number one cause of death in the 20th...
    kayaker712 kayaker712 61-65, M Jan 12, 2011

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    Happiness Is a Warm Gun!

    The Beatles said it best... Happiness is a warm gun Happiness is a warm gun mama When I hold you in my arms and I feel my finger on you trigger I know nobody can do no harm Because Happiness is a warm gun mama Happiness is a warm gun, yes it is Happiness is a...
    ThisIsNotBilly ThisIsNotBilly 26-30, M 9 Responses Jan 8, 2008

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