Do you own a gun? Do you know anyone who owns a gun? I don’t own a gun but I know people who do. In fact most of those people own more than one. What are they for? Mostly for hunting or going to the shooting range I’m told. I call bullshit. You own those guns because it makes you feel powerful, because killing an animal feeds your ego in a way nothing in your regular everyday life ever could. You tell me guns are safe because you lock them away, because you’re a responsible gun owner. There is no such thing as a responsible gun owner. In 2011 9,369 Americans were killed by guns, that’s 9,369 too many.
In Canada we have more restrictive gun laws which make our numbers much lower as a percentage of population. That’s not good enough. 1 gun death is too many. Today 20 young children, 6 adults and one mentally ill man died in Connecticut. What if this man was unable to purchase or own a gun? Why is it so important to Americans to to protect the Second Amendment, their right to bare arms? Would your life be worse if you couldn’t own a gun? You used to be able to own slaves and you seem to be doing ok without them right? I don’t think things will change with our neighbours down south in my lifetime. Guns and America are intertwined so tightly that it will take a miracle for change to happen. I guess seeing 20 innocent children gunned down isn’t enough.
Hunters, buy a camera and take wildlife photos. Target shooters, buy a Nintendo Wii.
I await your angry gun loving responses.