As a gun owner and active participant in your safety and security, you no doubt are aware that there are many out there, to include some in the political arena, who don’t particularly agree with your right to keep and bear arms. While there is zero evidence to support their claim that more guns means more crime, it doesn’t do our cause any good for otherwise law abiding gun owners to do stupid things. As a gun owner and concealed carry practitioner, YOU set the example for the rest of us and you must set a good one.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, just go to Youtube and watch people doing dumb things with guns. Trust me, there are numerous examples. Not only do these people do dumb things, but they put it on the internet for the entire world to see.
Guns can be dangerous if not properly handled and they tend to be very unforgiving. Accidentally discharge your firearm and bad thing are bond to happen. If you are lucky you will only end up with a hole in your wall, if you are not, you may end up in the hospital or worse. Even though there might not be a video of these kinds of things if they happen in your own home, there will most likely be a police report which is publicly available and if you go to the hospital, there is no telling who is gonna find out since the hospital staff no doubt will report to their friends and family how dumb you are. You might as well have put it on Youtube.
I suppose there are all kinds of stupid things people post pictures of them doing, but if you get drunk and fall on your face, or you try to do a backflip off a diving board and fail, it usually just gets a laugh and nothing further. But when you do stupid things with a firearm and post images or videos of it, it can have negative implications for not only you, but the rest of the gun owner in America. That, and a gun isn’t a toy and should not be treated as one.
So, be cognizant of the fact that as a gun owners, you and I are under the microscope of people who would love to do nothing more than take our God given rights away from us. Don’t think it could ever happen, don’t be so stupid.
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