|QUOTE (Jayzamann @ Dec 8 2007, 06:29)|
|I never have, and unless I embark on a career path which requires me to, I don't think I ever will. Mainly because I am sh*t scared of them and the damage they can do.|
I can see how people can feel empowered and liberated when firing one, but to me its always one trigger away from a horrible accident.
Guns can't do anything by themselves, they are not some sort of evil talisman waiting to go off on a rampage; the people that use them decide whether it is used for good or evil. The only thing that can cause an accident is an irresponsible or criminal user. While you state that you are afraid of an inert, dead object for some illogical reason, you are really afraid of yourself with such an object. It can't do any damage just lying there, it has to be used by someone in order to do damage, so what you're really saying is that you can't trust yourself to behave rationally and safely with a firearm. Why is that? By following the four basic safety rules even a preteen child can be safe with a gun, so why can't you? It seems this is some sort of prejudice that you have from long ago.
|QUOTE (Jayzamann @ Dec 8 2007, 11:00)|
Nothing more masculine than killing sh*t.
Yeah, because guns are only used for 'killing sh*t'.