But the sad truth about it is
that guns may keep criminals away from you,
but they don't really protect you much.
When you carry them around wherever you go,
criminals don't really fear you
because they know how to attack you
at the right time they know
you are unsuspecting and vulnerable.
And even when you have them
just right in your pocket
where they will be easy
for you to grab and aim at any criminal,
there's no guarantee that you can grab them first
before criminals take aim at you.
Unfortunate things happen anytime
when you least expect them
and when this incident happens,
you become a victim of a crime
you supposedly prevented from happening
and your gun is as useless as a toy gun
offering you no defense at all.
And suppose you got your gun first
before someone does you harm,
what would you do then?
Would you shoot the guy and kill him?
Or would you rather shoot him
in some part of his body
where you feel it's not fatal or deadly
and you can turn him over to the authorities
and all he has is just a wound
and he can just recover in time?
Maybe you would opt for the second one
where you won't kill him,
and where he could recover some time.
But the sad part of this is:
When he does recover,
do you think he will just keep quiet
and not do anything at all to you?
Surely, he will come back
and look for you wherever it takes him
to take vengeance on you
and this is no good at all.
Criminal oftentimes don't have
the guts to better their lives
even when they are caught by authorities.
They might be imprisoned many times,
but every time they get out,
they still do the same criminal thing
all over again.
You will never have a peaceful life
and you will be living like a fugitive,
thinking that someone is lurking out there
to get even with you anytime.
And you should never forget that
firing a gun is something that will haunt you
for as long as you live,
and it's a real bothersome burden to your conscience.
Only criminals don't have the guilty conscience
but private citizens always have.
How much more when somebody is hurt
or somebody is wounded
and worst of all,
somebody is killed?
You'd rather wish you stole something
or rob someone
knowing that you can pay for that when time comes,
but taking the life of a human being
can never be repaid with anything.
There's one noticeably stupid thing about this whole matter:
Guys may feel more masculine or more powerful
than anyone around them
when they carry guns,
and they feel they are more respected
and more esteemed when they have them.
Such a silly thing to have.
And they become more harsh or more cruel
in their dealings with anyone
because they rely much on their guns for protection
in case of violence or opposition.
They even tend to swagger around
to let everybody feel their somewhat mighty presence
and creating an atmosphere of great power or influence.
But the air they have, which is bloated,
is only existing in their minds
and something that is only imagined and never real.
They don't realize that what they have
is only some sort of illusions of greatness
and no more, no less.
A gun is a totally dark and vicious machinery
that brings evil to the owner,
for it draws and sucks up harm and danger the whole time.
It's like a magnet that attracts
untoward incidents and unexpected circumstances.
It blows up a person's ego and arrogance
that would allow him to do anything on his own
and careless and unmindful
about the safety of people around him.
He becomes more violent than usual,
and any little argument or disagreement
would spark his anger and fury
and becomes a big, violent mess in no time.
Drinking with him will be very dangerous
for when he gets drunk even a little,
he will most likely use his guns
when things turn bad for him
or when he feels irritated.
Oftentimes, it makes him as fierce as a lion
or like a mother bear robbed of her cubs.
And it tempts him right that very moment
to use the gun to shoot and harm,
or worse, to kill.
The real thing about men having guns around is:
it makes them look like cowards and weak people.
They don't look as strong as someone
who relies totally in his bodily strength.
A strong man is someone who is healthy
and who sports a muscular and fit body.
Take his guns away from him
and the next thing you know
he becomes as weak as a child,
and as fearful as a child away from his mother.
Without his guns,
he looks humble and innocent,
and he is able to keep his cool
for the longest time possible.
If you invite him to a boxing or kickboxing match,
he will most likely turn you down
for all his courage and strength vanish
when guns are not around.
Guns should only be used by authorities
for crime prevention and control
and other things related to their jobs.
They should be used to uphold and uplift the law,
and never to take the law onto their hands.
Owning them requires great responsibility
for they can easily take life away
with just one click.
And with great responsibility,
sanity and sobriety must not be far behind.
People should always remember
that guns can't make anyone supreme or powerful.
It only seems so.
They are like masks that hide the true nature
of the people carrying them,
giving the look and impression of greatness or might.
The more a private person used them,
the weaker he becomes,
and he will never have the genuine strength
it takes to face anyone or anything.
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