DailyBlog : Gun Control

Fair Warning : Opinion Post. My Blog, my thoughts, my opinions, I won’t argue with you.

Reality : Second amendment was created when weapons were different. I’m not against the second amendment. I’m very much a “live and let live” type of person in all ways, weather or not I agree with or understand certain lifestyle choices of others, I don’t believe I have the right to judge people or tell them what to do. The obvious limits to this are when other people are getting hurt. As the Wiccan mantra goes, “If it harms none, do what you will.” That’s my life-philosophy.

I don’t agree with hunting. I do understand that some people hunt for food. I know there’s lots of sides to every coin. I’m not looking to take away your hunting rifle regardless of my opinion.

I know that statistically, you have a better chance of shooting yourself or a loved one with a gun you have in your home for protection than an intruder, especially because guns should be kept in a lock box (and if an intruder breaks in, how likely is it that you’ll have time to open said lockbox?) however as a single woman living right in the city, I can understand why some people just feel safer having a gun. It’s a mental thing. I won’t have one in my home, but to each their own. I get that. I support that right.

For all of the people freaking out over their “rights” I pose this question : If you’re a responsible gun owner, gun control laws shouldn’t have any effect on your gun ownership whatsoever. So why are you so enraged…?

I’ve seen the argument that wanting to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill is “discriminatory.” As a person who has battled with depression most of my life, I can say that I don’t feel this is discriminatory, at all. Now, I know I would never in a million years go on a shooting rampage, but I can’t say with the same certainty that, when a bad day comes, (and when you battle depression, bad days happen, you can’t avoid them) I wouldn’t consider taking that gun and ending my own life. Essentially, I shouldn’t have a gun. I shouldn’t even be allowed to have a gun. I wouldn’t hurt anyone else, but having access to such an easy out wouldn’t be safe for me. I would hope that, if I wasn’t able to make that decision for myself, someone would be looking out for me, and would make that decision for me. It’s not discriminatory, at all. It’s in the interest of keeping everyone safe.

In conclusion : I’m not for “taking away everyone’s guns” and for responsible people that own guns, gun control shouldn’t be an issue for you at all. So …. why is there an argument? / End.

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