Why in the world would you give someone a gun and let them point it at your heart? When it comes to firearms aimed at my center mass, it’s NERF or nothing. I guess I’m just not as romantic as the thousands of people who’ve been Tweeting and re-Tweeting this sentiment over the last few months. I get the teenage angst-driven “love = vulnerability” sentiment. I hear the “never waste a good girlfriend/boyfriend” message. I understand that the saying projects a tough-but-sensitive vibe for Twitter philosophers like Kevin B [above]. But the Tweet’s underlying sentiment goes against my basic firearms philosophy: never trust anyone with a gun . . .
I’ve said it many times: I believe people should be able to walk into Wally World, buy a gun, buy some bullets, put said bullets into said gun and walk out. I’m also happy to arm strangers with my excess firepower should the situation warrant (e.g. a previously unknown homeowner joining me on the ramparts in the midst of civil unrest).
I’d love to live in a world where open carry was de rigeur. I’d have no problem attending a lacrosse game where most of the parents holstered handguns on their hips. Gun racks in SUVs? Bring it on. An armed society is . . . an armed society. Which is WAY better than an unarmed society, on all sorts of levels.
But again, I don’t trust anyone with a gun. That would be stupid; one bullet can ruin your whole day. So let’s do the math. I think everyone should have a gun. I don’t trust anyone with a gun. Ergo I don’t (or wouldn’t) trust anyone. Your problem being?
I feel so sorry for you. How can you live in a world where you never let your guard down and carelessly ming with friends, family and kind-hearted strangers? You must be so lonely. Bitter. Twisted. Hard-hearted. In fact . . .
You gun rights people are sick. You’re paranoid and delusional. Anti-social and dangerous. Trigger happy. You’re the very people who shouldn’t have a gun in the first place. If we can craft laws that exclude you from gun ownership, society would be a lot safer and . . . happier!
Yeah, well, are you packing or not?