A paradoxal approach to safety
Now, what immediately came to mind is the paradoxical approach to safety many of you Americans have. In order to ‘feel’ safe you want to be able to defend yourself. Preferably with a gun of some sorts, and preferably the bigger the better. But this knife cuts both ways: the antagonist can just as easily get hold of a gun then.
A lot easier some of you will at least think. They’ve got the black market to furnish them. Being in Europe, and being brought up with European norms and values, this whole notion of the ‘right to bear arms’ seems quite looney (to use a less polite form of ‘paradoxical’.) So could someone please enlighten me…?
Do I honestly need an assault rifle to protect my children
…from being shot in the infamous high school shootings that seemingly are becoming part of American Culture?
By the way, being a naive European, I ‘googled’ how many assault rifles there are in the US. The first thing the became clear to me was that there is a difference in ‘assault rifle’ and ‘assault weapon’. Are you guys really that unhinged, mental?
How is it possible for the curators of Wikipedia to let this crucial question being fobbed off with ‘…and can not be known because of the different definitions in different jurisdictions.’ It seems to me that if you know about this difference in definitions you simply refine your search type you lazy gits? Or might there be some truth to the conspiracy theory that the gun lobby is so powerful that it silences even Wikipedia?
Guns as Christmas gift…have you really gone unhinged?
Now, this is nothing more than a rant, and it is spoken from a European mind and heart. While I raise some fundamental questions, I haven’t even begun to scratch the surface is my firm believe.
And please, if you do believe this whole rant against guns, assault rifles or -weapons (who gives a flying f*** about the difference in ‘kill-ability’) is rather unhinged, do let me – as a naive ignorant if you will and at heart pacifist European – know in the comment box below.
Meanwhile, if you’re getting bored, try this…