Fifteen Reasons You Should Own A Gun

Fifteen Reasons You Should Own A Gun
By Dr. Marshall St John

Mouse Guns by Marshall St John
Mouse Guns by Marshall St John

Signal Mountain, TN – -( Your right to keep and bear arms is guaranteed in the Constitution and Bill of Rights of the United States of America. “Use it or lose it.”

2. George Washington said: “Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence…”

3. Bearing arms is the Christian thing to do. Jesus said: “If you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one…” (Luke 22:36 NIV)

4. Enjoying guns is not a strange weird thing, as some anti-gun people insist. People have been hunting with long guns for centuries. Shooting is an internationally recognized Olympic sport.

5. People without guns are assaulted or murdered daily by criminals who have guns. Having a gun makes you better able to defend your family.

6. If gun ownership is made illegal, criminals won’t turn in their guns. Gun control makes easy prey out of law-abiding citizens.

7. We are grateful for the police officers of our communities. However, the police can’t come to help you until AFTER a crime has been committed. Having a gun may enable you to stay alive long enough to call for help from the police.

8. American courts regularly return violent criminals to the streets to do their crimes again.

9. Guns in the home are safe, when gun owners keep guns responsibly. More children die every year in swimming pool accidents than in gun accidents.

10. It is a fact that armed American men and women prevent two million crimes every year with their guns.

11. Self-defense is more honorable and better for society than being a victim. It is up to YOU to act responsibly for your own safety, and the safety of your family.

12. It is a fact that cities which impose strict gun control create the highest assault and murder rates in America.

13. It is a fact that most gun crimes in America involve gangsters shooting other gangsters. The average gun owner never uses his or her gun to commit a crime.

14. Most states issue permits to carry concealed handguns. Men and women who get permits take gun safety classes, and have extensive criminal background checks. These people make everyone a little safer, wherever they may be.

15. The “War on Terror” is likely to be a long war. People who own guns, and who are trained to use guns responsibly, are better able to serve their country than people who are ignorant about guns.

Eleven Excuses for NOT Owning A Gun

  1. I’m too busy to take the time to learn how to handle a gun safely.
  2. I believe that all guns are evil, even in the hands of the police and soldiers.
  3. I would rather let a criminal kill me or my family than try to stop him with a gun.
  4. I believe it was wrong for America’s founding fathers to use guns to overthrow the rule of the British. We should have stayed a colony.
  5. I believe it was wrong for American soldiers to use guns to rescue innocent men and women from the Nazi death camps.
  6. I believe that I will never need a gun to defend myself or my family, because the police will be constantly watching over me to make sure that I will never be in danger.
  7. I trust our courts to keep violent criminals off the streets. It’s not possible that I will ever be attacked by a criminal.
  8. If our government decides to make all gun owners register every gun they have, and then decides to confiscate all privately owned guns, I still don’t think we have anything to worry about. I know other countries have become dictatorships, but that could never happen in America.
  9. I don’t know much about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and I don’t have any desire to learn more. I’ve heard that the 2nd Amendment guarantees the right of Americans to keep and bear arms, but I really don’t care.
  10. Quite a few criminals have used guns, therefore the government should take guns away from all the good people who don’t commit crimes.
  11. I don’t care if my children will grow up in a free America. Things are pretty good for ME right now, and that’s all I care about.
The USA Wants You To Own A Gun!
The USA Wants You To Own A Gun!

Owning a gun for self-defense is like having fire insurance or health insurance. You don’t really think your house will burn down, but it might. You don’t really think you will have a catastrophic car accident, and huge hospital bills, but you might. You hope you will never need your insurance, but you have it just in case. The same goes for having a gun for self-defense. It is better to have it and not need it, than to need it, and not have it.

It is also important to own a gun simply to preserve your rights as an American citizen. With the advent of international Islamic extremist terrorism, we are living in a new world, different from any we have experienced before.

It is not difficult to imagine that the President, or Congress, in a well-meaning attempt to prevent another “9-11,” would take steps that would nullify the Bill of Rights almost overnight.

In the interests of “national safety,” many Americans would unthinkingly accept the curtailment of their civil liberties. This might mark the end of the free America we have known for over 200 years. It has happened in other countries. It would be naive and short-sighted to believe that “it could never happen here.”

We have also seen the disturbing sight of well-meaning public officials actually confiscating the firearms of law-abiding citizens in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, with gangs roaming the streets…exactly the time when the citizens need their self-defense weapons the most! These officials are well-meaning, but foolish, dangerous, and in violation of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

The only way to retain our Constitutional rights is to USE them. By owning guns, American men and women are taking concrete action in support of their rights and freedoms, and preserving those rights and freedoms for future generations.

It’s just a small step, but it’s very important. Don’t you think you owe it to yourself, to your family, to your community and to America’s future generations, to own a gun?

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  • 17 thoughts on “Fifteen Reasons You Should Own A Gun


      1. Because You Own a Fire Extinguisher. Bad things happen. You can still call 911, but when seconds count, you need to act quickly to save your life and the life of those you love.

      2. Because Shooting Is An Olympic Sport. Shooting is an Olympic sport and the United States holds more gold medals than any other nation.

      3. Because Most Americans Own Guns. You’ll be in good company as a gun owner; nearly fifty percent of households in the U.S. own a firearm.

      4. Because You Respect The U.S. Constitution. Sometimes you won’t like it when people exercise fundamental freedoms protected by the Constitution, such as freedom of speech. But that simply doesn’t matter: The Supreme Court ruled that every person has a constitutional right to own guns. So respecting the Constitution means respecting the right of others to exercise those constitutional rights.

      5. Because You Are More Likely to Die By Falling. There were 613 fatal firearms accidents in 2007, one-half of one percent of all fatal accidents. You’re more likely to die by driving, poisoning, drowning or falling than by a gun accident.

      6. Because Guns Stop Burglars. Last year, the CDC estimated that Americans used guns about 498,000 times to frighten away intruders attempting to break into homes.

      7. Because Gun Bans Increase Murder Rates. After D.C. banned handguns in 1984, the average murder rate jumped 73 percent while the U.S. murder rate fell 11 percent.

      8. Because Guns Don’t Cause Murder. A New York Times study of 1,662 murders in the city found that 90 percent of the killers had criminal records. Murderers are not ordinary, law abiding adults. Instead, virtually all murderers are extremely aberrant individuals with life histories of violence, psychopatholoy, and substance abuse.

      9. Because Gun Owners Win Political Battles. Gun rights groups have donated $22 million in political campaigns over the last decade, while gun control groups gave $1.8 million.

      10. Because Ignorance is Dangerous. At current homicide rates, 1 in 240 Americans will be murdered this year. You need to know how to operate a tool that will immediately stop a threat and save your life and the life of those in your household.

      11. Because Guns Don’t Make Countries More Dangerous. Switzerland has one of the world’s highest gun ownership rates and also one of the lowest homicide rates. In contrast, the countries with the world’s worst homicide rates—South Africa, Columbia, Brazil, Mexico, Filipines, Taiwain—also prohibit law-abiding citizens from owning guns. Compare the 20 per 100,000 homicide rate in Russia, which bans guns, with the 2 per 100,000 rate in neighboring Poland. Compare gun-free Luxembourg’s 9 per 100,000 murder rate with Germany and France with rates of 0.93 and 1.65.

      12. Because Gun Control Laws Don’t Increase Safety. The U.S. National Academy of Sciences failed to identify even one gun control measure that had a statistically significant reduction in violent crime, suicide, or gun accidents. The Center for Disease Control reached the same conclusion in 2003.

    2. There seems to be this bizarre opinion that there are is only black and white in the nature if criminality. That somehow the “innocent” must defend themselves against the violent. The very idea of this is incredibly false. With firearm legality it is creating the situation in which murder and genocide is viable. There are few other first world country that have had as many homicidal maniacs than the USA. The purpose of guns should be for either hunting, if done in a safe and established area. Shooting practice for sports such as the Olympics or for the armed forces. It absolutely should not be for the scared plebians cramming themeselves with other scared people, utterly convinced that everyone else is the enemy and with a shotgun hidden in their coat. It is this situation which has led to countless “accidental” shootings and volatile situations. You really want to protect your family, don’t buy a gun and encourage others not too as well. Which neighborhood is more safe the one in which everyone is cocking a .44, just in case Brenda from across the road isn’t who she says, or the one where people can settle their differences peacefully. The one where if someone has a gun they immediately get it confiscated and get a court hearing for being in possession of a dangerous weapon. Be Smart.

      1. If everyone owned a gun, a robber would know that he will die if he breaks in a house. Robbers don’t exactly have a goal of being shot, so they should be smart enough to know they may die for breaking in a house. Not worth dieing to steal. If we lose guns robbers will be much safer to rob others of prized possessions, if someone breaks in my house I WILL shoot him untill he is on the ground in a puddle of blood. Banning guns dosent mean robbers and criminals will give up their guns.

        1. Cristian makes a great point. But let me add on. Even if guns were banned, people would always find a way to illegally sell them, or steal them. When alcohol prohibition was established, did people stop selling and/or buying alcohol? No. In fact it led to a great rise of even more violence and criminality. So do you think the same will happen with guns? I sure do.

      2. Hey Bob,
        Hahahahahahahahaha. I don’t know which is funnier your statement ( “…The purpose of guns should be for either hunting,… Shooting practice for sports such as the Olympics or for the armed forces. It absolutely should not be for the scared plebeians…”) OR YOU Thinking that YOU can dictate to us. Please stop. You are making my stomach hurt.

    3. Thanks Bob Mcfarlane for you bigoted view of gun owners. There is no basis whatsoever that legal gun ownership is conducive to the acceptance of murder or genocide. If you are going to make such an asinine statement, have something to back it up.

      I hope that you live in a “gun free” zone because mass shootings never happen in those places. Maybe you can try some of Chicago’s finer neighborhoods and set up your soap box. I’m sure you will be fine in your gun free utopia!

      Most of the “first world countries” that you refer to had little or no mass murders long before their gun bans and tight controls. In fact the UK has seen their overall violent crime rates skyrocket since their gun restrictions. I suppose it’s okay if people are being stabbed or bludgeoned, as long as they aren’t being shot, it’s cool.

      1. First religion is awesome if your a atheist you should just stfu because clearly saying God is dumb is messed up how was the world created aliens Nope no RLLY aliens R not real God made it God is Jesus and U should respect that and if u die u think that’s it living UR life under ground won’t be able to feel nothing like when u sleep and time goes fast same thing happens but not getting up not waking up that will be one huge head tic u go to heaven live life there if ur good if ur bad u go to hell

    4. I’m doing research on these things currently. Highest deaths by guns, also tend to exist in the highest violent crime states, which also typically has highest suicide rates (#1 used item being a gun). And in most of the top states for gun deaths, gun registration is very low or not required at all for various weapons (handguns, rifles, etc) and gun control regulation is low. This is all taking in per capita results.
      And you can follow the links to the Federal website that tracks this information, as well as the CDC. Now, with comparisons to other countries (I haven’t gotten that far) but am working on it. And the USAtoday article is pointed out because it brings in many of the websites I had previously looked at. Including this one, for finding information and attempting to research.
      It should also be noted, that Jesus said to get a sword, but also took the sword from another so that he would be held as a criminal and continue fulfill his fate. He never swung the sword, attacked anyone with it, nor committed any other crime. In Rome, at the time, owning a sword was illegal by anyone except the Roman guard (and subsequently the wealthy) and was punishable by death with exile, which is what crucifying someone is supposed to be (because the Roman’s believed you could not get to the after life without being buried).
      Lastly, regulations and tracking vs not tracking or regulating is the important aspect. In some states, Texas for instance, there is a low rate of crimes which use a firearm that happens with an illegal obtained weapon, but in Alaska where there are virtually no regulations there is a high percentage. In most states the overall crime with firearm rate is decreased, along with violent crimes in general, correlatably with gun control. Other factors, such as poverty levels, education levels, etc have some baring in trends but not as significantly. Since research on these matters is very much restricted by lobbying done by the NRA, it is hard to gather much information ( about firearm and crime statistics other than what is volunteered or learned through hospital releases.
      Both sides should fight for research since that will help the cause of the side that is right.
      Banning guns is not likely the end result for the US of A, but instead some manner of standardizing regulations with the advancements in technology. Insurance, for instance, is a great example used by many pro-gun folks. Better to have and not need, then to need and not have. But insurance is also incredibly regulated by state and federal governments. You can’t have license plates without insurance in some states, it is all tracked, minimum levels are determined by states, and zero states allow you to drive a car legally without insurance. So, why do we have less regulations on gun ownership than we do auto insurance?

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