I hate guns

There are no guns in my home. I have never owned a gun and have no intention of doing so.

I feel squeamish about killing another human being even in self-defense. If I were to kill someone, then I would be arrested for murder and face the prospect of life in prison. Murder is a hard rap to beat. If that doesn’t stop you from killing someone, then what will?

I am appalled by the senseless massacres occurring in this country. Absolutely senseless. What do people hope to gain by killing other people? What joy do they experience at pulling the trigger, not only once, but multiple times?

And that 6-year-old boy, who shot his teacher in the abdomen with his mother’s gun? How crazy!

I believe guns of all kinds should be banned. No one, except for the police and the military, should be allowed to own a gun.

Further, we should refrain from watching movies that glorify killing. Movies such as “FBI,” “NCIS,” “James Bond,” crime movies, murder mysteries, war movies, etc. These types of movies warp your mind. You become immune to killing. You shrug your shoulders and grin with total enjoyment at the sight of the hapless victim with blood oozing out of a gunshot wound.

Thank God I am not married to a cop or a soldier or a criminal. The sight of guns makes me sick.

Say “No” to private gun ownership. Make it illegal to own one.

19 Responses to “I hate guns”

  1. DavidH Says:

    I agree with you. We live in a suburban area and there is absolutely no need to own a gun. They result in the needless loss of lives. I am reminded of the soldier who recently moved to a building and got confused by which was his unit. He tried to enter, but it was not his unit and the occupant shot and killed him through the door. He claimed self defense and so far has escaped penalty.

  2. Olga Says:

    You have a point. We need to be aware that the expression “you are what you eat” is relevent to what we feed into our brains through all types of media. Sad that it is such an uphill battle.

  3. tomthebackroadstraveller Says:

    …I’ve never had a gun in my hands.

  4. marmeladegypsy Says:

    I couldn’t agree more, Gigi.

  5. Beatrice Says:

    There is way too much violence in the world as we all know from the headlines not only in the US, sadly this past week again and throughout the world. I too have never used a weapon of any sort and never will.

  6. AC Says:

    It has become a kind of insanity.

  7. Valerie-Jael Says:

    You and me both. Private use of guns should be banned. Valerie

  8. Elephant's Child Says:

    Very few homes/people here have guns. Which suits me just fine.

  9. Hank Chapin Says:

    Right on! I couldn’t agree with you more, to quote David.

  10. Doug M Says:

    Frankly, I think anyone who smiles with pleasure at a bleeding gunshot wound is dangerous, but I’ll proudly stand with you in the “No guns in the hands of private citizens” group. I said this 5-6 years ago on Facebook, and my brother’s wife got very angry and unfriended me.

  11. Tom from Sightings Says:

    I agree the media — movies, TV and esp. video games — glorify violence in general and guns in particular. We should boycott!

  12. dkzody Says:

    When the constitution was written, the citizens of the new country lived in a different time and had come from a different historical context. Other countries don’t allow their citizens to have guns, and life is much better for everyone. It’s time to make guns illegal, especially high caliber, semi-automatic weapons.

  13. DJan Says:

    It hasn’t always been like this in the US, but I sure wish I lived somewhere (like New Zealand) that has sensible gun control. It’s very scary.

  14. DeniseinVA Says:

    I didn’t grow up with them and will never own a firearm. Fortunately, my immediate family feel the same way. To all those politicians making excuses and turning a blind eye to all the mass shootings lately, I find sickening.

  15. David Gascoigne Says:

    It is a real sickness that has taken over society – and only in the United States. Mass shootings are niw occurring at the rate of more than kne per day.

  16. Linda Reeder Says:

    There is no question that we have way too many guns in this country.

  17. Nancy Chan Says:

    I agree with you, Gigi. I never like guns.

  18. Christine Says:

    Agree. Fireworks too

  19. Iris Flavia Says:

    Guns here need to be registered and put in a safe.
    But people find ways. Knives, axes. It all happens in the street or worse, where you cannot run away, in trains.

    I´ll never understand killing. I could not do it and I´m glad.

    Yet, when all the 17-year-old immigrants came here under chancellor Merkel (most 30+ years old, certainly) and went at women, Ingo insisted I get a non-leathal weapon.

    Nonesense! They always turn up in a group of 3 at least and what am I supposed to do?
    “Wait, I need to find my gun. Wait! I need to set it on `fire`, oh, where is that? Wait, I need to load it….” RUN AWAY, that´s the method! Scream for help, use paths where other people are. Have pepper foam (not spray) with you.

    And yes, it was that bad. It has calmed down, I have no idea why, but I am thankful!!!

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