I really should cut the Facebook habit. But, there have been times in the last couple of years when Facebook was link to sanity, my link to people who thought more like me, and my connection to people who cared for me beyond what was expedient. I guess I have an emotional tie to Facebook. That said there are still times it drives me nuts. Mostly, because at times it gives me a little too much of an unedited look at people’s beliefs.
It is kind of like when my wife first found out that a lot of her friends in Louisiana carried hand guns in their gloves boxes. Before living in Louisiana, I grew up in California and lived in New York City. So, I guess I just have a different way of thinking. The thought of these soccer moms at my wife’s Bible study having guns in their glove boxes really threw me for a loop. It wasn’t like we lived in the Ninth Ward in New Orleans. These friends all lived in safe suburban/ rural communities. I really don’t understand why the fear, why the need for the guns.
I felt kind of the same way when I saw this picture posted on Facebook. First let me say that I support the second amendment. While I don’t own any guns (other than my BB gun from when I was a kid), I think people should have a right to own guns. I wouldn’t mind a little more control in terms of wait periods and such but I think people have the right to hunt and shoot for sport, or to collect guns, etc. What I don’t understand though is the fear and aggression that seems to come through in the image here. The person that posted this also lives in a safe neighborhood in a small community. Why do people like this think they will need a gun to protect themselves?