I don’t get it.

I have a specific set of values and philosophies I hold in regards to gun ownership. I feel as strongly about those views as my friends who have an opposite set of values. And that’s really OK because I respect their point of view even though I may not agree with it.

However what I don’t understand is that some of my friends ( not all ) who are at the opposite end of the spectrum regarding their feelings about gun ownership are hell-bent on lumping all of us who are gun owners in this category that we are violent – blood thirsty- war mongers. And that all we think about is kill kill kill.

That’s the farthest thing from the truth.

I am probably one of the most peaceful people on the planet.

So this is what I don’t get- some of my friends ( again, not all ) who do not share my views on gun ownership verbally are some of the most violent people I have ever met. The hate, the threatening words, and the anger that comes out of their mouths is just over-the-top.

I really don’t get that.

Then again – I have a very different view of the world now after almost dying.

And I think I will save that story for a different day.

3 thoughts on “I don’t get it.

  1. I am a responsible gun owner and feel the same way. I value life and it’s ok to value my own in this crazy world. Owning a gun doesn’t make me a bad person.

    • I have the same feeling about gun ownership as I do about being pro-choice. Just because I’m pro-choice doesn’t mean that I am a fan or love abortions. For me it’s all about choice. I think everyone should have a choice in regards to what they decide to do with their bodies. And it’s not up to me, or anybody else to dictate to another woman what she can and can’t do with her body.

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