Tuesday, August 5, 2008

My two cents worth

Recently, while browsing through a forum, I came across a thread about guns. The statement was quite harsh. It read something like this.
"I live in Chicago, and just this weekend two people were shot and killed. Let me make this clear. Guns kill people."
I have to say that as a gun owning Southerner, and a red blooded American, I was infuriated. I couldn't resist leaving a comment. Perhaps I was a bit snotty, but I was very, very angry. Here's what I said in reply.
"I have a Colt .45 and a .22 rifle which have never killed anyone. They are hidden in my house to protect my family from invaders. I realize both my guns are from a happily un-broken family, and that since their Daddy is still here to help me take care of them, that they don't have the same problems other guns have. Many guns out there are being cared for by single parents who have to work many hours while the poor little guns are left to their own devices. They are cared for in such poverty and poor conditions that it's no wonder they seek solace in a gang and follow a life of crime. But they cannot be held accountable for their actions. They are products of their upbringing. If only these guns could have grown up under the influence of both of their parent, they might have stood a chance at being good little guns. Oh please, people! Wake up and smell the coffee! Guns don't kill people. They are manually operated. The trigger must be physically depressed, and I'm not talking sad, folks. Bottom line: People kill people."
What do you think?


HappyChristian said...

I agree with you that it's the person behind the gun that kills and it is that person that should be held responsible if and when someone else gets hurt.
I grew up wih guns in the house, no one was ever hurt (except maybe my eye with the blunt end of the rifle my dad was teaching me how to use, but that's my fault for not keeping it at my shoulder)

Joanna said...

(stands up to applaud) Well said!

My Goodness said...

AMEN!!! My gun has never killed anyone either...

People DO need to wake up!!!

The Boyds Family said...

Shocked that Tina has a gun!!!

I must agree - it's not the gun, it's the people WITH the gun.