Fifteen Reasons You Should Own A Gun

Which side of the gun control debate would you choose to be on?

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

    1. Guns don’t protect you but you can use one to protect yourself. Jesus doesn’t protect us because of free will as God did not protect him from death as the term “deliver us from evil” doesn’t mean here but the afterlife. We don’t ask him for protection but for the strength to avoid temptation and do his will. Having said that, five intruders enter your home and you have your bible and your gun. God has provided the means to produce both. Which do you reach for?

    2. Consider American media enjoys reporting gun deaths more than other countries. Compare deaths in say Japan by knife or sword. compare deaths in the U S by bee sting, hammers, knives, even falls. We are subject to a biased media in this country.

      1. True, very true. Studies (not biased and very real) show that more than 50% of Japanese people die from swords. It must be those samurai and ninjas.

    3. Ammoland wants you to buy guns so they can sell you ammo.
      [Admin Note….. Thanks for the morning chuckle. Ammoland does not sell ammo. Carry On]

    4. Pandora’s box is already open. You can confiscate all you want and there will be more manufacturing to replace what’s lost. If not legally then a very lucrative black market will emerge.
      Utopia types are reaching too far to suggest that they can solve gun crimes with a simple idea for a complex problem. They align with a left wing ideology that they will successfully take all guns to save lives, while their government is not interested in lives but concentrating focus on taking control. It is self evident. A mass shooting occurs and the public pays with new laws. There are well over 5 million AR-15’s in this country. I last read 8 million. The huffington post says 20 to 30 million. June 16, 2016. Are you suggesting penalizing millions for the actions of a handful? It’s not about lives, it’s about a different agenda. Control. Don’t fool yourself. They just use the media to sell it. And the media is culpable in making copycat shootings.
      “Assault Rifles” seem unnecessary to own by their shape, especially when someone dies. A cigarette, an SUV, a cell phone (text and drivers) don’t have that shape but they kill far more people, but those are socially acceptable shapes, so we will keep those as a society. Cigarettes don’t ever save lives but guns can and do. To be more clear, the operator of all of these mentioned objects is what determines the life taken.
      There are more guns laws being drafted than mental health laws. Again, self evident. Not lives. Control. The few cant control the many. They need to sell it to get it to pass. They need guns to be dirty. They need you to be passive. Once you are, the few control the masses.
      Another argument that defies the founding fathers intent is a miss statement that they did not intend for us to have assault rifles. I personally want state of art equipment. When the document was written, the people were the militia. Over time the assault weapon evolved from blunt instruments to bows and arrows to muskets to black powder capable of holding six, (slow loading), to the six gun cartridge (much faster reload). Then the Henry repeating rifle. (The Indians were grateful to trade in their bows for it) became state of art and then the semi auto, and so on till we had the modern AR, Incorrectly coined “assault rifle”. AR stands for Armalite Rifle. Armalite is a company that Eugene Stoner ran to build the AR for the military. So for those who ask why do we need an assault rifle? The musket was an assault rifle. The founding fathers intent was NOT TO FULLY TRUST YOUR GOVERNMENT! THIS IS HOW IT REMAINS BY AND FOR THE PEOPLE. They did intent for us to have AR’s and AK’s. (by that standard they should be true battle weapons, military standard and not the emasculated Sporting Rifle they have become in civilian life.)
      If you were to ask a Jew before the Holocaust if he needed an assault rifle, you might get a no I don’t need one. AND I WISH I FUCKIN HAD ONE RIGHT NOW! Once the shit hit the fan. Pull your head out of your ass.

      1. Just going to reply to the last part, because it caught my eye (all caps is pretty eye-catching).

        If you were to ask a Jew before the Holocaust if he needed an assault rifle, you might get a no I don’t need one. AND I WISH I FUCKIN HAD ONE RIGHT NOW! Once the shit hit the fan. Pull your head out of your ass.

        I’m not sure if you weren’t paying attention in history class (or how the American History Education System works) but the assault rifle wouldn’t have made a difference. No one told the Jews “Hey, get on this train, we’re going to gas/burn you alive! ” “Aw, man, if only I had my assault rifle with me, then I could kill all these Nazis and escape!”

      1. What an amazing, inspiring and just uplifting comment this is. I love how you present your arguments in such concise order; it really convinced me. You really showed how people who are against guns are wrong and your rebuttals to foreseen counter-arguments is splendid. Keep up the good work!

    5. You should really include sources for all your claims. “It is a fact that armed American men and women prevent two million crimes every year with their guns”. If it’s a “fact” it is easy enough to include source links. This is the internet and anyone can make any claim they want, so unless there is sourcing I, and most other people for that matter, will completely disregard your points.

      “It is a fact that armed American men and women prevent two million crimes every year with their guns.”. [1]
      “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”. [2]

      ———————- Bottom of the page
      [1] Source
      [2] Source

      1. I read it and laughed at how stupid the points were, based purely on assumption and no fact. The only fact was that 200,000 people last year were saved which is first wrong, and second irrelevant because they were saving themselves from other “law-abiding citizens’ with guns. If they banned guns no not all guns would be taken away but many would and you can move slowly from there until you have a safer environment.

        1. Where is the evidence that ‘they were saving themselves from ‘other law-abiding citizens with guns’? Clearly, they were not defending themselves against ‘other law abiding citizens with guns’. They were generally defending themselves against quite the opposite sort of people, against violent, law breaking people. The sort of people who should be in prison and properly punished if the government had the backbone to do its job. But instead of taking real measures to address gun violence by punishing it severely, the government decides instead to attack the law abiding gun owners who find the need to defend themselves, precisely because the government has not done what it should have done.

          It is the government, by its weak punishment of gun related crime, that is the real cause of the problem. They create the situation which impels the ordinary citizen to take measures for his own defense. Can he really be blamed for doing that? Self defense is an inalienable right. Why then does the government attack that right of the law abiding gun owner? Simply because the government wishes to distract attention from itself and its own failure. Easier and better politically to blame someone else. The government will simply never point the finger at itself and admit that it was instrumental in creating the problem in the first place.

    6. 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?

      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

    7. 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.

    8. 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.

          1. It’s a fact that countries which have banned guns and have done so for years have a massively reduced rate of shootings. When everyone carries a gun, all it takes is for Jason at work to be pissed off one too many times by his boss, and suddenly someone’s dead. It’s the normal people who aren’t thinking straight that truly terrify me, and it’s very difficult for a person like that to obtain a gun in the time it takes them to calm down and think twice.

            I live in Australia, and guns have been illegal here for over a decade. Since then, I recall an incident in 2014 where fourteen people were held hostage and two people were killed, and it was such a huge deal because it was almost unheard of for something like that to happen in Australia since guns were banned. Compare that to the frequency of similar incidents in America and it’s really no contest.

            1. Well, I live in Australia too and I think that it is criminal that we do not have the right to effective self defense by the use of a firearm. Our laws basically say to the people ‘We prefer you to be a victim than to be able to effectively defend yourself and preserve your own life and the lives of your loved ones’. That is simply outrageous. No government has the right to limit a citizens right to self defense, especially when the politicians themselves quite hypocritically avail themselves of that right by having armed bodyguards. If it is good for them, why is it not also good for us?

            2. Well, in fact, gun violence is a very common occurrence in some parts of Australia. Have a look here at the rising rate of gun violence in Melbourne by criminals:

              The truth is that if you ban guns that does nothing but remove them from the law abiding citizens and so leave them defenceless – the criminals still have them and have a much freer scope to use them.

        2. In this case, wouldn’t the robber be smart enough to, I don’t know, bring a gun? Also if they are trying to rob you they have the upper hand because they most likely have the element of surprise.

      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.

        1. I think it’s funny that YOU think you can dictate to HIM what he can say. ALso I tHink It’S funny that YOU UsE Upper case to OftEn

          1. I did not tell him what to say. This is an awfully old thread. Finally, you write like another troll that I have read. What other names have you used?

            1. Actually, this is my first time commenting here tbh. Honestly, I’m just being satirical and sarcastic because a) this website doesn’t cite sources and is b) funny to read because it’s poorly written. Also, I’m surprised/flattered(?) that someone replied to this old thread.


      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.

      1. I’m responding to a 4 year old comment I know, but 1 in 240 Americans are not murdered in a year. The figure is 4 in 100,000. This misinformation is percisely why gun activists somehow think that guns are absolutely essential to own. I, for one, absolutely respect the 2nd Amendment. Every law-abiding American holds the right to own a gun. What gun restriction activists are pushing for are a ban on automatic weapons and restricting unfit people from owning a powerful weapon. I see absolutely no harm in that.

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