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Bullwinkle925 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 04:52 PM
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91. Right - I'm in the SF Bay Area and I'm sure that gun ownership increases
the further out from SF you are. I wish that we didn't ever have to have these debates. But, that's being rather too 'Pollyanna-ish'. I suppose I can't help the way I see a gun - to me, it is only an implement of death. I can't see it for any kind of intrinsic value. Again, I understand that there are quite a few people who are gun collectors and never fire any of them. I can appreciate that. I can appreciate the aspect of whatever historical value might be associated with a Civil War, Revolutionary War, WWI or WWII piece. Lord knows, I've spent hours in a Military Museum in Paris - after a while, every cannon ball and piece of chain mail begin to look alike. I just don't know what the answer is to the violence that we see in this country and why Americans are so fascinated with their firepower? I wonder if the love of the 'Old West' plays a huge part in it. The Civil War, I'm sure is what drives the Southerners to want to hold onto their right to bear arms since they have the perceptions that they were once taken over by their own government.
Well, I'm whipping a dead horse.

By-the-way - have I missed the reason that you like to own guns? Is it the historical aspect? I might have glossed over it - but I can't recall what the reason was/is??
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