Originally Posted by Deberg_1990
I believe we should re-examine our love affair with guns. They don’t protect us from tyranny. Guns are toys in America. Guns are a dangerous hobby. Guns are a macho accessory, no different from a shiny sports car.
But see here's the point...I totally agree with this. I own guns, I'm not particularly a fan of the self defense aspects and I'll probably never be interested in hunting. I'm interesting in firearms like I am in cars, I target shoot them and experiment with novel new mechanical technologies. They are my hobby, my toys, and how I express myself.
Would the government think it's ok the ban sports cars too? That hobby is potentially dangerous also. We have 'assault weapons' bans in certain states that ban features on guns that are realistically cosmetic only. Should we also ban spoilers on cars and aftermarket rims because street racers do that to their cars to and they kill people with them?
I change how my firearms look depending upon how I feel, maybe I'll build an AR with wood furniture and a stainless barrel. Or maybe I'll change up for a more traditional black rifle, depending upon how I feel. How is that different than you waking up in the morning and choosing to wear a blue shirt instead of a red one? Frankly you don't 'need' to wear a colored shirt at all, an uncolored one is perfectly functional and saves money.
Hell why would anyone need a gun that looks like
The funny thing is, in a number of states(and from 1994-2004 nationwide), certain guns are prohibited...not because they were any more dangerous...but because they looked different. The fact that in this day and age we are banning things solely because they look different should frighten anyone....