Why I Don't Like Guns.


"I give you a five minute window, if anything happens I'm yours. I don't sit in while your running it down, I don't carry a gun. I drive."- Driver

I'll start this blog out by by saying that I saw a really great movie last night, one of the best I've seen in years. I'll let you watch the trailer for Drive but to me the film encompasses so much about life, including money and politics and ultimately how every person deals with his or her enemies. But this movie is also incredible, especially the cars I love to drive and the scenes of the Black Ford Mustang GT 5.0 !!!!! Just incredible.

So why don't I like guns? This movie and its actions made me consider this. During my seven years in the military I was required to take courses in weapons handling and judgemental shooting, my experience is that guns are nothing more than a responsibility and a means to impose things like threats and intimidation and nothing more. So it is beyond me how anyone can term 'guns' a recreational activity or sport. It isn't. It's somewhere between politics and paranoia. Emphasis on the paranoia part, fear and ignorance are not far behind here.

Wouldn't it be better to face the fear head on?

That is why I liked this movie so much. Driver shows the business of life and dealing with the fears and the enemies head on.

And guns aren't needed to be successful at this.