Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×

:iconjollyjack: More from jollyjack


More from deviantART



Details

Submitted on
December 17, 2012
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
13,177
Favourites
114 (who?)
Comments
512
×
Well, that was fun.

Let's just go over what I posted yesterday: I voiced that I have no opinion on guns in America, because I don't live there and as such; don't care. I said that I, personally, am afraid of guns and think they're industrial killing machines. And I posed a vague, hypothetical question that could have been applied to any situation where an old law/doctrine is in effect.

That's it. Nothing more. Harshest word in there was "change" followed by a question mark. Not "ban", not "make guns illegal" and certainly not "outlaw free speech and trial by jury", which some people with a slightly looser grasp on reality seem to think go hand in hand with owning the firearms I said I don't care about.

Well, today, I am going to post an opinion: if you're the kind of insecure, paranoid little twit that flies off the handle when someone poses a simple question, and who holds weapons and the laws that permit them with such religious reverence that you perceive that question as nothing short of an inexcusable, blasphemous attack, you probably shouldn't be trusted with a pointed stick let alone a gun.

Get a grip.
  • Listening to: Booming Orchestral Scores
  • Reading: Assorted comics.
  • Watching: TV
  • Playing: Hitman: Absolution
  • Eating: Pasta
  • Drinking: Water.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconrandimaxis:
Randimaxis Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I read your post, too...

I don't believe you said anything that warranted such an attack.

I DO believe, however, that life is full of idiocy, and that one person's opinion ALWAYS has the potential of getting an idiot's ire up.

I've always thought that guns are DANGEROUS TOOLS - and nothing more. I don't own one, and I respect them enough to leave them alone. Their presence has a tendency to escalate situations FAR too quickly, and except for shooting one, you can't really do much else with a gun. Firearms are HIGHLY overrated.

... but idiots, in an ironic twist, DO make great targets.

In conclusion, let 'em say what they want - if they don't like what YOU have to say, then tough.
Reply
:iconweird-coma:
weird-coma Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
My argument on gun control comes down to this: The American founding fathers placed the right to bear arms in the constitution to allow the people to do two things. First, remove the standing government from power should they abuse their station, and second, protect one's home and self from criminal invasion. That's all fine and good, but it's not 1776 anymore folks, the government has cruise missiles and smart bombs. I don't care how many ak-47's you've got stashed away in that "bunker" made of Bison poop you and Jim-Bob build in the woods last summer, if Uncle Sam wants your ass, he's getting your ass.

And Uncle Sam's got a big dick. If you don't believe me, wait till tax season....and stock up on lube.

The second reason for the freedom to bear arms is a little more reasonable, even in today's age. I own a gun myself....let me restate that. I own A gun...not GUNS. Now, I have a lot of hunters in my family, and I've gone a few times myself (Sorry to all the PETA people and what not, but I can't shake the need for meat), but even they only own 2-3 guns, and their hunting rifles and such, not AR-15's or MP-5's. There isn't an animal alive that requires a .50 caliber sniper rifle firing a round that can punch through tank armor.

Look, I believe in the right to bear arms, but you have to be reasonable. We need to be more stringent on who can buy a gun, what kind of gun, and how many. There are more homicidal ass-holes out there now than ever before, thanks to Viagra, Barry White and the anti-depressant Paxill. The population of the earth exploded in the last century, and unfortunately most of the offspring are inbred mouth breathers so intellectually and socially crippled they should have an expiration date stamped on their forehead. Thanks Octo-mom.
Reply
:iconsirringe:
SirRinge Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Well, unless they start selling drones to the citizens. Then maybe there's a chance xD

We're the assholes, they're the dicks. It's always been that way.
Reply
:iconseaview123:
Seaview123 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well said.
Reply
:iconlupenzo:
Lupenzo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Well said sir.
Reply
:iconmajatek:
Majatek Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course people will react if you deliberately troll users with polls that have vague questions.

And then calling them paranoid twits? Sure there's free speech and all that, but you're beginning to come off as someone who has little self control who results to namecalling when people call you out on your crap. Yeah, you're real mature more so than a "paranoid little twit that flies off the handle when someone poses a simple question". :roll:
Reply
:iconkitsumekat:
kitsumekat Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
"paranoid little twit that flies off the handle when someone poses a simple question".

And a good chunk are.
Reply
:icontw8687:
tw8687 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
You are probably one of few here who is making sense.
Reply
:iconxiao-fury:
Xiao-Fury Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You just described half of deviantart. :lol:
Reply
:iconcaradoc88:
Caradoc88 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I'm not sure if that is funny or sad.
Reply
Add a Comment: