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Wed Feb 21, 2018, 10:00 AM

Never owned a gun, never will. [View all]

I only shot a gun once in my life, and that was shooting at some bottles with a shotgun for 15 minutes. Didn't see the attraction.

I've been within 25 yards of a gunfight with pistols between two guys in an alley. That event did not make we want to purchase a gun.

As a male when I was younger, I was on the verge of being sexually assaulted by a big guy who was older than me as I was walking under an underpass by some railroad tracks. I kicked him in the nuts, he released his grip on me and dropped to his knees. I punched him in the face, and ran. That event did not make me want to buy a gun.

Also when I was much younger, another older guy essentially kidnapped me and tried to shove me into a car trunk. I screamed and raised my feet as he tried for a few minutes to slam the trunk hood down. He finally gave up and ran. That event did not make me want to buy a gun.

I've been verbally assaulted by drunks itching for a fight. I talked them down. Those events did not make me want to buy a gun.

I was small when I was younger. Now I am big and muscular. But I am 59 years old and arthritic. I'm sure that I have very limited self-defense skills. I would most likely get my clock cleaned in a fight. These facts do not make me want to buy a gun.

I do not live in the safest of towns. For a population of 100,000 or so, there is a lot of gang and drug activity, and a disproportionate amount of violent crimes. This does not make me want to buy a gun.

I've gone 59 years without one. I spend zero time worrying about the fact that I don't have one. The way I look at it, it I have to resort to buying one, which is against my nature, then I need to make some changes in my life to eliminate the need for one.

Your mileage may vary.

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