I had planned to publish this last night, but I was late in coming home from a job site and combined with getting the kids together for the next day and what not, had just forgotten about it.
The point of this diary is an expansive response to a comment from a diary recently
In that diary , and I refuse to call out people out of respect, a comment was made following
I don't know why anyone would let their childrenLet's explore that a little beyond our little orange ridge
... leave the house, period.
Because so many things are as dangerous as guns.
As the diary starts off, let us not mince words. Guns of all forms are instruments designed and engineered to kill. They are weapons designed to kill as efficient as possible. Period, end of story, there is no debate on this merit. They are a tool of death, designed to deliver the end sum to whatever it is pointed as, as fastest as possible.
Now, this tool operates just like any other. In the hands of a skilled operator of said tool, it can provide a family with the protein it might need for the winter; like many a hunter do so in say Northern Michigan when hunting deer. However, just like any tool it has it's misuse and is used in delivering it's intended design on whoever might have wronged said user in the heat of the moment.
At the end of the day though, it is nothing more than a tool. A tool we humans have devised to make our lives easier. A tool that has wrought quite a large amount of suffering, but also has been responsible for giving us the life we live.
That said, it is ultimately a tool. A tool that reaps consequences on those who might use it.
Would you leave a circular saw plugged in and in the open among toddlers? Would you leave a nail gun primed and charged among the same? Would you leave an axe out amongst your kids even?
The point being is that a gun is a tool, and like all tools we as humans have created in our current history, they require respect, training, and restraint in their use.
So as a response to that previous comment, let's be serious and realize what these items are and recognize that any action that can keep them out of the hands of children is a wise action.
No matter what your stance on gun ownership is.
Lock em up, and be safe people. Us on the left don't want to take them away, just want to make sure they don't end up in the wrong hands. Help us do that.