Gun culture - soon it will be who draws first

vandana7 By vandana7, 3rd Jun 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/60ghjq38/
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I have read many posts online about why everybody should be allowed to carry a gun in the US. I beg to differ.

It may help at times, no doubt. But not always

Where do you keep your gun? From where is the intruder unlikely to enter your house? Is the gun accessible to youngsters in your family? Will they be fascinated with it? Have you taught your family members how to use the gun? Are your family members calm enough in crisis? If not, have you included a meditation routine to let them not feel agitated? Are reflexes of your family members equally good? Do you have enough time for problems of family members so that they do not go berserk? Answers to such questions may help to review firearm policies.

Western movies created a halo around the person who draws the gun first

It is reflexes of course. Roots for this fascination for guns were therefore laid in childhood with those movies. Youngsters these days want motorcycles, and toy manufacturers have created battery operated full-fledged motorcycles for 3 years old. So are the guns merely toys for unfulfilled desires of an adult? The real stuff. The thrilling experience is now recreated on video and mobile games. Effectively, the next generation too is getting addicted to violence.

Let us face it, gangsters are getting younger thanks to drug addiction

So will a 50 odd year old have as quick a set of reflexes as a 21 year old? What if the gun is snatched from the hand and pointed at family member instead?

Who gains?

Firearms manufacturers. They have done it for ages. Guns don't come cheap. These find their way into the hands of terrorists and unsocial elements. Manufacturers merely sell those to different countries and people who are concerned about their safety and security. If there are more crimes, they stand to gain. If there are more wars, they stand to gain, right?

All we need is revamping laws and existing ways of living

Prejudices exist everywhere. In the US it is racial feeling. In India, it is religious feelings. It is easy to incite hatred. If laws had more fangs and games that had violent content were banned altogether, perhaps some of the clan tendencies would subside. Guns are hardly the solution.

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Crime Rates, Gun Culture, Laws, Safety, Western Movies

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author avatar Legend
3rd Jun 2015 (#)

I agree that guns should be more carefully regulated.

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author avatar Retired
3rd Jun 2015 (#)

And I agree with Legend. Sharp and incisive post, I must say.

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author avatar Kingwell
3rd Jun 2015 (#)

Good post! I believe in gun control and have never owned a guy. I believe that carrying a gun will get you into more trouble than not having one. Blessings.

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author avatar Ptrikha
4th Jun 2015 (#)

Even in and around Delhi, people somehow get to procure locally made weapons(Desi arms as they are called), and as a matter of fact, nobody can guess where these will be used.

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author avatar vandana7
4th Jun 2015 (#)

We brought it to this level, right?

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
5th Jun 2015 (#)

It is sort of a birth right especially in America (the right to bear arms under the Second Amendment), but other countries are doing well without it. I think it projects a macho, cowboy image, a show of bravado, though ill conceived due to violent human nature. But I feel it it is too steeped in their psyche to price them from those who hold them lose to their heart! Good points Vandana - siva

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author avatar vandana7
5th Jun 2015 (#)

I agree..it is the macho image that comes with those John Wayne movies. In the next generations, though, it will be video games and games on smartphones that should be taking the blame. Like we have not got over partition woes, Americans continue to hero worship the horse riding guys who defeated American Indians and other criminals. Subconsciously of course. Or perhaps prosperity makes them insecure.

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