Originally Posted by meganeilis
Guns are tools, in and of themselves there is nothing about them that glorifies violence. Condemning war games is one thing, but looking down your nose at target shooting is just silly.
I agree. I come from a long line of practical hunters. We fill our freezers, we use every piece of the animal. As a matter of fact, my mother still has (and uses!) a set of bone handled cutlery they had made from a moose one year.
Guns are tools. A piece of metal and/or wood designed to shoot a bullet at high speeds. What's questionable is what that bullet is being used for, and I got news for you, a bullet can't make that decision. The person holding the gun does.
I don't see how guns glorify violence. Violence comes in all forms. Tonight my daughter got hit in the head with a plastic car. I've seen anti-gun people spank their children. I've heard of objects, anything from cars, to plastic spoons, to rocks, being used as weapons. Violence, is violence, is violence.. it doesn't matter what
object is being used, if an object at all.
I'm not anti-gun, but I am anti-violence. There IS a difference.