Sunday, August 5, 2012


I have always had a healthy respect for guns.  Coupled with a healthy fear of bullets.  Amplified by the fact that there appear to be a whole bunch of folks that are more attached to their guns than they are to their families or even to their right to vote.  I don't have a problem if you like to hunt, if you like to challenge your skills with hitting targets with a pistol.  Heck, I don't care if you carry one on your person, as long as you register the weapon appropriately (your local laws may differ) and you learn how to use it and store it appropriately. 

Damn, I'm a real killjoy aren't I?

What I do have a problem with is that the firepower available is way in excess of the threats that they are supposed to counter.  Really... you need that 30 shot clip? Is that elk going to return fire? Perhaps if you have the need to be that destructive you need to find a new career in demolition. Think about this... that rush you feel firing off a full clip or dropping 30 or forty dollars on ammunition that you fired off on the range or in the wilderness is on the backs of people dying at movie theaters, meeting their Congresswoman, going to class or just doing their jobs.  I hope that thrill you feel is worth those lives traded to ensure that you can have it.

Let me repeat... I don't have a problem if you own a gun, I don't have a problem with folks that hunt and enjoy shooting for recreation

Not sure why you need to have a clip that holds 30 rounds, not sure anyone does and as long as you folks continue to think your rights are threatened unless you have access to them, then maybe next time it'll finally be someone you do care about that may be the focus of the next news cycle of the mass shooting du juor.