What do you think about Americans who are so obsessed with guns?
What Girls Said 12
There's nothing wrong with it. .. its just their niche. guns provide security if brought about, and handled properly. I personally like the idea of having guns around for security purposes reguardless of if they're legal with the correct paperwork and authorization or if your hometown or apartment etc.. doesn't allow them just make one or two yourself to have around the house in case of an intruder. I don't think they define the person nor does being American have any relevance.1
They tend to be really annoying.4
I can see why they are obsessed, it's part of their heritage and history.
I don't think it should be illegal, but it should be heavily regulated, so that the potential buyers won't be a threat to society (mental health certificate or something).0
I personally don't own any guns but support other peoples right to.
"Guns don't kill people. People kill people"1
I think this might answer your question.0
I think anyone who is obsessed with guns is obviously not thinking straight.
The only reason people should be allowed to use guns is for either police things or experienced gun owners that have taken tests etc, in my opinion.0
If they like guns then whatever. Everyone has their hobby and thing. As long as it doesn't hurt anyone it's fine0
I think it's normal0
I think they believe in their freedom and they're resistant to having a right taken away.0
I honestly feel much safer around the majority of gun owners who see them as useful tools than the much rarer wannabe vigilante types. Unfortunately, like every other topic, extremists on both sides are talking the loudest.0
What Guys Said 25
Yeah i think it's stupid as fuck personally. I live in france where guns aren't nearly as mediated and publicized and just simply abundant... people just dont go killin with guns a lot. Here its like "OH FUCK YEAH, MURRIICAA, I NEED A GUN AT WALMART SO I CAN PIN DOWN THE NEXT FUCKER WHO FUCKS WITH MY DODGE RAM FUCKK YEAHHH MURRRRRICA MUTHAFUCKAS, IM REPUBLICAN, I WANNA HAVE A GUN CUZ ITS COOL AND GOOD FOR DEFENSE, FOR TAKING DOWN MUTHAFUCKAS WHO WOULD OTHERWISE KILL EVERYONE, BUT IM THE ONE WITH THE GUN, WHO GETS MAD AND DRUNK AND SHOT MY WIFE IN THE SHOULDER, FUCK YEAH, MURRRRIICAA BITCHESSS, FUCK BAMA... WOOO WOOT. *chugs coors light*1
I can't really have an opinion on them because I've never met one. I've known hundreds of gun owners. I've known several gun dealers. I've known some gun collectors. I've known hunters. I've known competition shooters. But I've never met anyone who was obsessed with gun. I'm willing to bet that 99+% of the population never has either. So how would anyone even form an opinion?0
I like them just fine. I have had a friend that was never more than 3 feet away from a gun in his house. Him and his family were good people. Why do people think being obsessed with guns, are any different from being obsessed about any other hobby?0
Sooner or later someone's gonna pull a trigger and I'll get to read yet another funny story online.3
there is nothing wrong with gun ownership as long as they are in the hands of sane, responsible people. that right there is the problem. it seems all too easy for any old joe to their hands on a fire arm.
you can just as much damage with a knife or a vicious dog.2
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From a European standpoint, it's both incredibly silly and incredibly tragic.0
I don't know, but I don't like people from other countries who keep asking why some Americans are so "obsessed" with guns. Like don't y'all have better things to do than sorry about what we're doing and your own problems to worry about?0
As long as they don't come to my country I'm fine.1
Shooting targets is a fun hobby and even an Olympic sport. Hunting animals is also an interesting hobby and good way to put meat in your freezer.0
I think they need to PUT DOWN THE GUN, SIR, SIR PUT DOWN THE GUN, BEFORE SOMEBODY GETS HURT0
We all have hobbies. I read up trivia on wikias, they shoot things.0
its normal, every populace of every country should be armed.1
Because a lot of us are scared little bunnies and guns make us feel better about it.1
I don't see a problem with being prepared.0
I think guns are ridiculous so I'm not really sure why Americans obsess over them.0
They're not obsessed. Some like guns and some think guns should be banned0
It's brainwashed, paranoid right wing wackos who think the only thing stopping a totalitarian regime is their guns.0
A pretty fcked up nation.
I recently watched a news clip on YouTube where some shooting took place (yeah, I know - "shooting in America", shocking!) and one of the residents in a neighbourhood, which is "usually somewhat quiet" stated that she then played the "Memphis game of guessing if it's fireworks or gunshots".
I really think that says it all about how fcked up the country is0
Obnoxious, mostly because more than half are also hyper-political about it.1
Depends how you define obsessed. I know people I would call obsessed with guns and people who just have and shoot guns. The obsessed ones are tiresome generally and occasionally scary, like most people who are obsessive about anything, people who are obsessively anti-gun for example.
The ones who just like to shoot are like anybody else.1
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