| I am not a hunter, and I don't see much sport in shooting a deer or a moose - unless of course the deer or moose has a gun and can fight back. But I can see the beauty of a group of men out enjoying the weather shooting game (with guns) as sport or for food. As a purist, I would guess that if I had to hunt for my food I would chose to jump from a tree and stab and wrestle the beast. Even then it would be hard as they are such wonderful, powerful creatures.
I am not a target shooter either. This though seems like a lot of fun! Clearly target shooting with a gun is so much fun that it has likely inspired more video and arcade games than any other single hobby in the world. Have you ever watched 'MythBusters'? They always get excited when they get a chance to bring out the guns and challenge a few myths about guns and what they can do.
How about having a gun as part of your job? Well there are many people that need guns both to protect themselves and others, or to ensure the goods they possess. Security guards usually have guns because the people that want to take the stuff they protect are willing to kill them to get it. President Obama has just signed legislation to extend his secret service protection for the rest of his life. Funny how he is against having guns, but demands that all the folks around him have them! Forever!
Some people collect guns! Guns have an illustrious history in this great nation. They become valuable based on who used them - just like a Stradivarious! I imagine Bonnie and Clyde's guns sold at auction for a bundle..
Some people use them to defend their home and their family. This is probably the most important reason! If you're home alone and some deranged individual starts to knock down the back door - it is little consolation that the police are a phone call away. Heck, a large cheese pizza is a phone call away! There is a movement in this country to take away your right to a gun. Liberals are quick to tell people what they have rights to, guns are not one of them, but it is one of the few actually mentioned in the Constitution. If they are determined to take away our 'right' then they should start working toward a constitutional amendment. Using an executive order is not the way real Americans would do it.
Guns kill people. It is not what they are made for, but they do it really well nonetheless. Knowing that, people should have them in case they are alone, or with children, and some deranged person decides to attack. Those people deserve to die.
Sure, there are other ways to defend yourself. A knife works well, as does a baseball bat, but those things require a healthy dose of luck, which you wouldn't want to rely on when a killer is breaking into your house. When a killer is forcing his way into your house and it is mere seconds before he gets through and forces his awful will upon you or your children a gun is the only thing that will make sense to him.
The beauty of a gun is that everyone understands perfectly well what it can do. It kills you! It is fast and furious and never leaves a doubt in anyone's mind about what could happen next. All it takes is the pull of a single trigger to end the madness. This is generally why people call the police in the first place - police have guns. Would you bother calling the cops if they didn't have guns? I wouldn't. What are they going to do - show up and throw donuts at the killer? Criminals don't want to be around when a guy with the gun shows up - especially one with a badge as well. They understand!
Personally, I do not own a gun. Probably never will. But, I defend everyone else's right to have one seeing as it is in the CONSTITUTION! The Founding Fathers knew how very important guns were to our personal and national security. I will not argue that the federal government wants to take them so they can more forcefully govern us. That argument is for someone else. But there is something amiss when members of a political party want us to easily give up our right to a Constitutionally protected item. Having a gun is no less a right than is freedom of speech and the right to worship in our own religion.
Guns are the one right that protects the other rights. The Founding Fathers knew that too.
Why do you have a gun?