Guns aren’t cool – they never have been. Somehow this machismo has grown up around guns. But guns are not cool they never have been and they never will be. What is so cool about waving a gun around? What is so cool about not being able to resolve differences without violence? What is so cool about not being enough of a man on your own that you need a prop? What is so cool about bloodshed? What is so cool about hurting someone else? What is so cool about not being able to cope with life and lashing out? What is so cool about intimidating nice people? None of it is “cool”, calm or collected. Not the culture, not the shiny bullets and handles, not the cost, not the attitudes, not the anger, not the ear splitting shooting ranges and not the darkness.
People can be stupid, clueless, unaware, mistaken, misunderstood, unenlightened, violent, angry, impatient, mean, bipolar, schizophrenic put a gun in their hands and those attributes that we all have become lethal. Guns weren’t cool when I was growing up they were decidedly uncool, not mellow, not righteous, not genuine, not peaceful, not loving and not honest, not easy and not laid back. They were for crack pots, attention getters and criminals not anybody you would go with to surf.