The Conservative Post’s headline “Glock’s Fantastic Pro-Gun Commercial Is Sure To Offend A Liberal, And Make Conservatives Laugh Out Loud” is sure to make progressive folks groan.
Watch it here if you feel like chuckling arrogantly:
The Wrong Girl
The ad was actually ridiculous. Out of curiosity, I scrolled down to read the comments for the same video posted on Youtube, but the comments were disabled. Not surprising at all. Conservative types have a thing for deflecting different opinions by either not listening or not answering. (Hello, Mr. Stephen Harper?)
It just makes me really uneasy when people think that the notion of owning guns for “protection” is sensible. Those very same weapons can and are used against innocent people, killing thousands every day. We’re not talking about licensed hunters here, we’re talking ordinary people with differing ethical and intelligence levels owning very lethal weapons.
I understand the concern for any human to want to be able to defend themselves, but there needs to at least be very thorough training involved for every individual before purchasing a firearm to own in their home. Even then, it’s still a huge risk that the gun could get into the wrong hands (Someone who’s pissed off at the owner of the gun and knows where they’re keeping it, kids playing around with it, the owner themselves in certain scenarios, etc.)
A lot of pro-gun people also happen to feel it is within their rights to fire a fatal blow to anyone who has trespassed their home. That creates a separate argument of human ethics. Making up your own morals such as “Anyone who tries to steal from my house deserves to be shot in the head” is a dangerous thinking pattern. Women are about 6 times more likely to be shot by their boyfriend or husband (And don’t forget their exes) than by a random male. Also, one study showed that one third of boys aged between 8 and 12 would pull the trigger of a gun when coming into contact with it. Many people do not properly lock and secure their weapons.
There are States in the U.S. that have “Stand Your Ground” laws which can quickly get out of hand. In fact, studies show that there is 7 to 10 % increase of homicides in the States where this law happens to be in place. And half of these cases were not actually for self-defence; the guns were fired by the owner because of a domestic dispute that escalated. Of note (And not to generalize), many gun owners tend to be more aggressive and easily angered than non gun owners. And they have something to back them up if someone has “truly” wronged them…
It’s always going to be a very volatile topic, but we can’t be careless. Gun laws in Canada are, at least, far stricter than those in the U.S. Opposition to gun control and gun registries really shows how careless and immature you are. No one is going to collect your guns. And even if Obama did, do you realize that American civilians outnumber cops and feds by roughly 79 to 1. Hmmm.
But then again, I’m just an overly tolerant man-hating Liberal whore….