The one thing neither presidential candidate is willing to discuss is gun control. Feeling safe is a priority for everyone. For many, having a firearm is how they can feel entirely secure. I have never been able to sympathize with these people…until recently.
I had my first experience with a Peeping Tom, and it was the scariest experience I’ve had in a while. After I called the police and freaked out with my roommate, I found it rather difficult to fall back asleep. For the first time, I wished I had a gun.
I don’t like the idea of guns. They kill things, and that’s reason enough for me to avoid them. But the idea of being able to buy guaranteed protection? It sounded tempting in a way it never had before.
Gun control has been a hot topic recently, and I thought I had solidified my position – ban concealed weapons wherever, whenever. Now, not so much.
My instincts say “mo’ guns, mo’ problems,” but a new thought has crossed my mind – there is no point in banning guns in most places because those who break the law are going to have their weapon despite its illegality.
No matter your position on the topic, I hope that we all can agree that the steps it takes to purchase a gun should be better regulated. You have to get a license, registration and take a test to operate a vehicle. Yet guns, which are equally as deadly as a vehicle, are given out like candy. Bad stuff.
In any case, the “New Me” has formed a to-do list, which reads as follows: 1. Go to the Gun Den and get something. Pepper spray sounds good. 2. Ask my landlords if we could put bars on the windows. 3. Figure out how to stop having nightmares about people breaking into my apartment.
Part of me wishes I didn’t have to have a terrifying experience to become more moderate on my views. If you have a chance to take the other path and have an intelligent conversation with someone, I highly recommend it.