What is a Gun?

According to Wikipedia, a gun is a muzzle or breach-loaded projectile-firing weapon.

A weapon, again according to Wikipedia, is  is a tool or instrument used in order to inflict damage or harm – physical or mental – to living beings, artificial structures, or systems. In human society, weapons are used to increase the efficacy and efficiency of activities such as hunting, offense, defense, crime, law enforcement, and conflict.

Don’t you just *love* Wikipedia? “In human society” …what other society would use a weapon?

Ask a responsible gun owner the question “What is a gun?” and you may receive an answer that starts with a brand they love to which another shooter will overhear and they will ramble on incessantly and you would have unwillingly started the biggest argument inside the gun culture. FYI – CZ…can’t go wrong with a CZ. bup-bup-bup…I don’t wanna hear it.

All kidding aside, if you shoot you shoot. That is good enough for me. I don’t care what brand, what style, whether you prefer the latest do-hickey or you go old school. As long as you are practicing the rules of safety, following the law and having fun, I really don’t care.

Ask a survivor of a violent crime and they may say “life saver” or “life taker”. It could go either way. Our experiences form our opinions. But you knew that already. I would LOVE a world without violence – outlawing guns is not going to create that world. Neither will eugenics…although they will damn well try. Google it. It’s too large a topic to be discussed on my itty bitty blog.  You know what will help create that non-violent world? A gun on every hip. (or a sword)

My gun is my protector. I am all of 5’3″ and a lil bit heavier than I’d like to be, but let’s be real. It’s not how much I weigh that makes me a target. Who is going to inflict harm upon me? I do not know the answer to that question which is why I carry. Do I go out looking for a fight? No…I am prepared to defend myself and the lives of my loved ones if my life or theirs is threatened with great violence.

 

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