Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:28 PM
Galraedia (4,054 posts)
Gun nuts tend to be losers
It doesn't seem to bother the obsessed advocates of the Second Amendment that they play fast and loose with the meaning of that unfortunately poorly worded addition to the Constitution. They blithely skip over the first part about the militia and happily go on to make the most outrageous generalizations about the near obligation of each and every one of us to pack a gun.
Let me, in this same spirit, make a few generalizations of my own about the gun zealots I personally know. I'll bet the majority of you there in Utah feel the same way about this cuddly minority. Remember, as in all generalizations, the exception proves the rule.Most gun nuts I know are just a little bit paranoid. The "government" is coming to get their guns any day now; usually in a black helicopter or something similar. Most gun nuts are not particularly well-educated.
Somehow, most people's perceived need to own a lot of guns diminishes with each year of higher education. By the time you become a college graduate you have probably stuck dad's old hunting rifle in the far back of the closet and don't think about it for years at a time.
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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:21 PM
Kalidurga (8,532 posts)
5. I doubt this will cheer you up and it might sound like grave dancing or it's in poor taste...
or something. But, gun owners are more likely to die from heart attacks than non gun owners. Many people here have pointed out that a lot of gun nuts are overweight and out of shape. I thought that was a sweeping generalization. But, the states with high gun owner ship also have the highest rates of heart attacks. Also gun owners are 42x more likely to injure themselves than they are an intruder.
I think they need to be educated. First and foremost they need nutritional counselling. This might clear up a lot of other issues as well. Healthy people are a lot less angry and insecure. Secondly they need to be made more aware of the risks and figure out what their tipping point is where the risk outweighs the benefits.