Are guns really just fetishes?

It’s ok if it is. We just need to ID the issue were actually fighting. It’s not so much a defense thing as just “I’m really into this” thing.
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  • A gun is a tool, and it's the right tool for certain jobs. I don't fetishize guns anymore than I fetishize my pliers or my cordless drill or my volt/ohm meter. Those are all tools and they are the right tool for certain jobs.

    I've had training (and used to compete, back in the days when ammo was affordable and readily available) so that I am competent with the tools, which is reflected in the fact that in 30 years, my tools have hurt no one (I wish I could say that for my drill or some of my other tools!). It should be noted that when you shoot in competition, you are pushing yourself in a stressful situation, and yet safety issues are enforced vigorously, to the point where it's quite easy to get yourself banned from a range or even from an organization, so those who don't have safety practices deeply ingrained will fail at competition very quickly.

    And for those who think that only the police should have guns, you might not feel that way if you saw an average police officer at the range. While there are a small percentage of police who are shooting enthusiasts and sometimes competitors, the average cop treats their gun much the same as their radio or their handcuffs - just a piece of gear on their belt. And some of them can be downright scary on a gun range, both in gun handling and in actual shooting skill. Most only shoot a box of ammo a year for practice before their yearly qualification, so just having a badge hardly makes them John Wick. It's not unusual for cops entering the amateur category in competition and finishing in the lower third of that group. I'm not saying this to denigrate the police, but there's a perception that many have that cops have all of this training, when in reality they get very little gun training, unless they're in SWAT or some other elite team, which is very much the exception to the rule. Most of their job is investigative and documentation, not shooting, and their skills reflect the reality of their daily work.

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  • See, it actually can be about defense. That part is absolutely true because "those without swords can still die upon them" - Eowyn.

    But it can also just be as simple as thinking they're cool.

    I have one gun for actual home defense the rest are just for fun at the range. They're a great way to blow off steam so long as you follow the 4 basic rules

    1: treat every gun as if its loaded
    2: never point it at something you're not willing to destroy
    3: keep you finger off the trigger until you're ready to fire
    4: be aware of your target and what's around it.

    When you don't follow those rules you end up pulling and Alec Baldwin.

    • True, and I read that most guns are owned by people with arsenals.

    • I think that also depends on your definition of "arsenal"

    • I would describe it as more than one gun. But like my camera lenses, for some people guns are fetish properties.

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  • #wowgirlRocks
    #wowgirlRocks

    Well,

    • Hang on. Imma jerk off then we can talk gun control.

    • Lmao 🥂

    • Ruger 10/22. I have a couple. :)

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  • My fetish is fighting people who are fighting to strip Americans of their self evident, natural right to own firearms. I actually despise those people.

    • So you fight for women’s rights over their bodies?

    • Yes. I believe in bodily autonomy. What does that have to do with guns?

    • I’m surprised. Most people who believe in the second amendment don’t believe in womens rights to choose.

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  • i've never even thought of it like that. how can it be?

    • Anything can be. Fetishizing can be just really obsessed.

  • of course its for defense, hundreds of thousands of people have used gun in self defense, there not just object to go hunting with its for defending your home against intruders, live stock against predators like bobcats and cougars and the main reason is to protect ourselves for the federal government who wants to crame down laws that crack down on freedom of speech or unconditional mandates

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  • Definitely a fetish - why else would people collect them? You don't see people collecting screwdrivers and hammers, yet gun people will tell you guns are just "tools".

    • Do you think that there is one single screwdriver that will suit every need? LOL Or, should I get a tack hammer, a ball peen hammer, a wooden mallet, or a sledge hammer? I'd hate to get more than one for fear of people thinking I have a fetish.

    • @Lliam right, and like your guns, you use them daily, right?

    • I don't use anything daily. WTH? When I need a screw driver, hammer or wrench, it's nice to have the right one for the job. And if you know one single thing about horrible, scary guns, you'll know that the same logic applies. But in addition, there is an aesthetic to guns. Design, engineering, materials, functionality, appearance and history. Appreciation isn't any more of a fetish than liking cars, motorcycles, art, animals, plants, rocks, or the human form. Simply owning more than one gun harms no one. People who use the word "fetish" to describe those who appreciate guns are just trying to rationalize their own feelings of hatred and convince others to be equally ignorant and bigoted. It's a propaganda term.

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  • Do you ever leave your house and talk to people in real life? Your takes are so detached from reality. lol

    • He's obviously a Democrat. And they only talk to Democrats. They're in mindless lockstep.

    • @Lliam Mmm…how many trips you take per year?

    • How much water is in a baseball pool?

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