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Friday, December 14, 2012

non-band post

******Venting*******
I don't own a gun.  I don't eat meat.  If I needed to kill my food to survive...I might own a shot gun...but probably not.  I would rather eat berries and fish.
I have friends that hunt.  Its not my thing.  They eat what they kill or donate the meat to food pantries.  That's fine with me.  Again - its not my thing - I eat tofu and rice and can buy a fish or two if I want.  But if they want to eat fresh meat...thats their thing - I'm not going to stop anyone from hunting. 
  
What I don't understand...how does the general public owning semi-automatic firearms and high power rifles make anyone feel ok.  These are two separate issues - the right to hunt and the right to own military grade weaponry... I know the old argument - its people that kill people....or its my right to defend my property...okay...so how has this argument been working out for us?
I'm no rocket scientist but it seems to me that there are more mass shootings these days....
I'm sure that some people legally own semi automatic guns...not sure why? Zombie outbreak? Meth lab protection? I have known people in my past that were gun happy...they collected AK47s and other crazy weapons....they also owned four rotweilers.  Not all the guns were legal and they were not hard to get - just know the right person.....I say this because its true...They were able to get these guns in a matter of a day - and these are not the kind of people you want to be running around with this type of firepower. (I don't associate with these people any more and haven't for a very long time)
I don't feel ok.  Its not ok that sick people can have access to weapons.  Something has to change.  I understand that the guns were registered to the gunman's mother....a kindergarten teacher - because that makes sense.
I'm not ok knowing that some sick fuck can walk into a school and kill 20 kids using his mother's Glock. 


10 comments:

  1. Totally agree with everyone you said!

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  2. Err, make that everyTHING... sorry, it's been a long day.

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  3. I DO own guns. I'm a member of the Glock Sports Shooters Foundation and I shoot for fun, exercise, sport, and competition. I also own "assault" rifles. Shooting a gun skillfully isn't easy and I have spent many hours learning how to do it safely. I have never shot at a living thing and am safe about it. This isn't a political issue. It's a matter that some whacko nutjob did an evil, sick, nauseating thing and it has nothing to do with the fact that he used a gun. I've been reading all afternoon about us "evil" gun owners and I'm a little upset about being lumped in with someone who would harm children simply because of my hobby.

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  4. i don't get it either. none of it.

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  5. Guns dont kill people, People Kill people. I agree there should be tighter regulations on who can buy guns. But that wont change some crazy ass from doing shit like this. It is so unfortunate.... and so sad....totally heartbreaking...

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  6. This is a problem with mental illness, in my opinion, not an issue of this boy had access to a gun. I don't think gun control is the answer, funding to help make psychiatric treatment available to any and all is.

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  7. I'm agreeing with Ronnie on this one.

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  8. I don't know what the answer is. :( I am saddened by all of the events. I wish I knew what the answer could be.

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  9. I know I don't have all the answers but I do find it hard to accept a 'hobby' that could kill innocent people.
    I wouldn't want anything to do with that kind of hobby!

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