Owning a firearm is a passionate dream for many people today. There’s an ongoing fallacy that owning a gun earns you respect and honor from society. To some extent, this is certainly not true. I wouldn’t advise anyone to own a gun due to reasons that I’ll yet disclose. If you think people around you fear you because you own a firearm, you are mistaken. They only fear what the gun can do to them if you pull the trigger, not necessarily you.
You may have your own reasons why you have a gun, such as protecting yourself from certain enemies. That’s not a justifiable reason. You will be surprised to hear that when one owns a firearm, they tend to create enemies unnecessarily. Owning a gun is similar to having more money. You know what that means? More money – more problems. If not problems, maybe more responsibilities. I do believe that when a person owns a firearm they tend to develop a certain level of disrespect and pride.
They assume that since they have a gun they can say or do anything to anyone without facing the music because their gun will defend them. We have heard stories of people being murdered by their own gun which the killer had managed to confiscate swiftly. It’s better we remind each other: he who lives by a gun will die by a gun.
Here are reasons why you shouldn’t own a gun:
1. You are a coward
Why do people own a firearm? They are full of fear. Fear of death. Fear of dying. Most of the times, this fear has a root. For example, if you were involved in a crime gang and things didn’t end well with your partners in crime, you will be fearful. You are not free and you lack the courage to live a peaceable life.
If you live simply and innocently, you won’t get in trouble with anyone for any reason. Then they won’t be a need to carry a gun to protect yourself. Before you bought a firearm, who was protecting you? If it was God why not rely on him again? No one can just pull a trigger on you for no apparent reason unless you give them a reason to. If you are being mugged, just cooperate.
2. You are weak
Carrying a gun wherever you go shows that you are weak inside. You have believed that killing, blood spill and violence are the answer to a problem. Your reasoning capacity has deteriorated. You think when you carry a gun people might respect you or fear you. This inner weakness again has a root.
Maybe a person was abused when they were young and ended up getting a gangster as their idol. Such people are behind the ongoing curse of gender based violence.
3. You are wicked
Unless you are not a human being, you will agree with me that gunning someone in cold blood is barbaric and brutal. I have heard stories of people firing more than ten bullets to one person. That’s utmost wickedness. Only a wicked person can do such. By having a gun, you’re implying that shooting someone whether with the intention of killing or not and for whatever reason is acceptable.
Perhaps you have forgotten that the product of violence is more violence and death. We can’t have a society that depends on guns for safety. It’s wicked and dangerous.
4. You are foolish
Those who rely on a firearm for solving problems and scandals are driven by foolishness. For example, your friend betrays you by sleeping with your wife or girlfriend and you decide to shoot your friend dead. So what have you done? And what have you achieved? Has it changed anything?
Actually, it has worsened the issue because you will find yourself behind bars where you will weep your remorse for killing your friend while your girlfriend or wife is moving on with her life. You lack wisdom if you think pulling a trigger will make your enemies and problems disappear. In the modern world, almost anyone can afford a gun or a hitman. If you shoot someone dead, do you think you won’t face the same fate?
You have just created more problems, not only for yourself but also for your loved ones as well. Men and women of wisdom know how to solve problems without involving a gun.