I watched a video on youtube this morning from Mr. Colion Noir. He had a great point that I hadn’t really put into concrete thought or words. Because of current social waves I was feeling that the fact that I own a gun was something to be hidden. Almost something to feel ashamed of, or guilt.
But why? I have done everything required by law in order to own a gun. I’ve had training, extensive training, in its use. I’ve had training and practice in safety practices. I feel a strong desire to protect my family and those that may be around me. So why do I feel any guilt?
I’ll tell you why. It’s because I fell into the trap that has been created by those that are antigun for a variety of reasons. I let the words of a few get into my head. A vehicle is as deadly as a gun, but yet I feel no guilt for driving. Knives can inflict great bodily harm and death, but one of our kitchen drawers are full of them. Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive, but I go to the gas station with no permit from anyone. No background checks. No concealment requirement to carry a gas can to the gas station.
I can drive less than a mile from my house to Target. For much less money than one gun and no government permits, I can buy bats, knives, hammers, screw drivers, rope, etc. All of these items can be deadly weapons. But, I feel no guilt and society doesn’t try to give me any.
So, why is there gun guilt?