A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
– 2nd Amendment, Bill of Rights, US Constitution (duh)
I could go on about whether the right of the people to keep and bear arms was meant to be applied to the people meaning the citizenry as a whole or to the militia mentioned in the first part of the amendment. Lawyers and the like know how important comma placement really is. I won’t though. This is about me.
For the record, I think it’s kind of cool that we have the right to own guns. America! Fuck Yeah! I also have strong opinions about gun control, the kinds of weapons out there and they way in which people are allowed to procure weapons. I’m not really getting into that here, either.
I was just thinking about whether I would ever purchase a gun or not. I really don’t think so. I don’t feel like I need one. Granted, I haven’t been in the type of situation where I’ve felt attacked or afraid to the point where I needed to keep a gun in my purse (or my garter, OW!). Seems to me that more bullshit happens when you have a gun around than goodshit. Kids get shot. Kids shoot other kids. You KILL people! I know that’s pretty much the point of a gun, but I’m pretty sure that there are times when I could not want to kill a person with my gun, yet do so inadvertently. I just think that in certain situations where you’d otherwise think of different courses of action, with a gun you might just shoot. I’m pretty sure if you have a gun, you’re more likely to come into contact with other people who have guns and want to kill YOU!
At one time, I did think that having a “cute” gun would be nice. Wouldn’t I be cool if I kept a lil’ in my designer bag? Or what about a ?
Beyond the novelty of a “cute” gun, there is no place for one in my life. Maybe my mind will change if something drastic happens, I can’t promise that it won’t. For now, I don’t really want to have to explain to my children why I have a gun in the home. I’m pretty sure that toy guns won’t be a big part of their lives, either.
What say you?