Not pro/anti guns, just do you like them?
Not wanting a flamewar here, just interested in how many people personally like/dislike firearms.
- I like guns.33% (6)52% (11)44% (17)Vote
- I don't like guns.39% (7)38% (8)38% (15)Vote
- I'm indifferent.28% (5)10% (2)18% (7)Vote
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No, I can't really see what's likeable or interesting about them. Even if I don't think about my political aversions against guns. Plus, I would feel very unsafe if I was near a gun. There have been very dark moments in my life where I would have probably used a gun against myself if I had actually had one. I'm glad I didn't. It's been proven that more suicides occur if people have access to guns. Of course you could also kill yourself with a kitchen knife, but only few people would do that. And what's even worse than suicides are extended suicides. We have a lot of them here in Switzerland. Like the US, we have a very high distribution of firearms in Switzerland because military service is mandatory for all men and once you've completed your service, you can (you're actually supposed to) keep your gun. So basically almost every guy has there army rifle and ammunition somewhere in their closet. Now, contrary to the US, we don't have school shootings. We've never had any school shootings and only one single public shooting (but that was 15 years ago). But what we do have a lot are "extended suicides". It's usually family fathers who lead completely normal lives, they seem friendly and responsible, hard-working and well-integrated in their community and then, one day, they lose it. Just like that. Maybe they have relationship problems or too much stress at their work place or whatever. And then they take their army rifles and kill their complete family, wife, children, and finally themselves. This happens several times a year and I think it's absolutely terrible. So yeah... I guess this has become political again, which I actually wanted to avoid. But this is partially, why I can't like guns.2