I Don't Think Guns Make Us Safer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 120 People

    If Guns Are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Would Have Guns.

    I would support a gunfree South Africa. I just read a story in the news that every day 66 guns are stolen or lost in South Africa. The kicker is those guns are used to commit "at least 8 crimes each." That's a scary stat. I owned a gun, which I kept in a gun safe...
    velosapien velosapien
    31-35, M
    5 Responses Aug 26, 2008
    TwentythreePER TwentythreePER
    13-15, M
    Jan 6, 2014

    Circle Shooting

    Guns don't make us safer. Because once you shoot a gun there is going to be at least one person thats going to want to shoot or harm you. If you shoot a gun, yeah you're protecting yourself at that moment but the consequences later could be fatal. So if you don't shoot a gun then...
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 12, 2008

    Opposite In Fact..........

    I refuse to have a gun in my house. It's bad enough I have knives. I'm sorry but most people who are killed in their homes are killed by their own guns.........Yeah, that sounds real SMART! What I'd really like to do is go back in time, find the guy who decided to invent the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 11, 2009

    It Makes Me Feel Endangered.

    my husband has a gun. it's black and foul and evil looking. it lives in his bedside drawer. i hate it. i won't touch it. just having it in the house makes me feel at risk. he always says i'll be glad to have it if anybody breaks into the house in the middle of the night...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Feb 12, 2008

    I Keep Guns At Home Because...

    If something happens to me, i have to keep myself safe by having a gun. Someone has to do the police's work ...seeing that they don't do it themselves .
    PuppetArtist PuppetArtist
    13-15, M
    Feb 2, 2011

    Last Night...

    So last night, I blowed up. My mom wouldn't stop saying how I didn't command ANYTHING in my life, and that she has the right to do whatever she wants to me. And what hurted the most and made me most of all, angry was when i shouted "THEN IF YOU WANTED TO GIVE ME TO A STRANGER...
    PuppetArtist PuppetArtist
    13-15, M
    Feb 2, 2011

    My Husband Wants Us to Have a Gun

    just in case....you know? But I'm having trouble getting over the feeling that if I had a gun in my home, I'd sot myself, or go on a killing spree, or worse....ahem it's kinda a good thing we can't afford one
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    Nov 29, 2008

    Boom Headshot!

    Sure that s-hits safe...if ZOMBIES ATTACK! No seriously, people owning guns, they will cap each other in the a-sses. Also, cops will probably shoot and kill you for no reason, it happens all the f-ucking time. That s-hit, aint making anybody safer.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    Mar 3, 2010

    It's NOT about the guns,

    they are inanimate objects. It is about who holds the guns. . . First of all, I am not for "gun" control. I just think people need to know what a gun can do. I do NOT think guns should be taken out of the hands of the good people. Secondly, I think with as corrupt as our...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 16, 2015

    A heated debate ( but only

    because of ingrained constitutional rights I believe), but isn't Obama right to say that tougher legislation on the ownership and possession of firearms in the US required - again, after this Oregon college shooting!? I appreciate the right to be able to defend and protect...
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8
    46-50, M
    Oct 2, 2015

    Definitely Not

    My experiences with guns have been very much negative.  The British Army, shot my uncle on his own land in Northern Ireland, as they thought it was strange that he was out at that time of night.  My father was a farmer dealing with one of his calves going into birth...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 13, 2008

    Scares the Sh*t Out of Me

    Per 100 civilians, according to 2007 Small Arms Survey. US: 90 Yemen: 61 Finland: 56 Switzerland: 46 Iraq: 39 Serbia: 38 France: 32 Canada: 31 Austria: 31 Germany: 30 Firearms - absolute figures: US: 270 million India: 46 million China: 40 million Germany: 25...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 12, 2008

    Do Not Think Kids Should Have Guns

    guns are really the damage a gun does is real it is not like a tv show guns kill people i do belive in guns i do nave weapons all my weapons have speical rounds in then at home that will kill but stop when they hit a target at close ranged kids and guns can be bad new if they...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Oct 8, 2011

    Violence Only Begets More Violence

    Take a world view and look at the countries that have the greatest rates of deaths directly related to proliferation of guns in the public.  The idea that once you own a gun, you are safe...is utter nonsense.  You are living in constant fear of someone attacking you because...
    AdventureFirst01 AdventureFirst01
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 3, 2012

    Not In a Million Years.

    Seriously, how is it safer to carry a gun when all it does (for most people) is make them jumpy and likely to shoot the first person they are surprised by! It just kills more people. Some people might believe it makes us safer, but I seriously beg to differ.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 12, 2008

    What?

    I guess you don't need a gun until someone is aiming one at you. Kennisaw Ga. There is a law in affect requiring that if you live there you have to own a gun. You guessed it. Lowest crime rate in the state. Wonder why? Could it be because no one wants to rob someone who they...
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia
    41-45, M
    17 Responses Mar 16, 2008
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