An open letter response to Bill Mason about “Gun Nuts”
He writes “My question to Mr. Hungerbeeler, and the rest of the gun crowd, why do you automatically categorize Travyon Martin as the bad guy. Why did Trayvon Martin not have the right to stand his ground?”
He further on he rants:
“…Might be just me, but I also think a whole bunch of psychologists, believe guys with a fixation on guns have a sexual hang-up, probably a small penis complex. They compensate for their complex by surrounding themselves with guns: carrying a gun, touching, playing with, repeated caressing and cleaning, shooting, and showing their gun. They can walk up to a woman and say “want to see or touch my big gun; or if with a crowd of the guys in a bar say: “alright guys, lay’em out on the edge of a pool table and see who has the big one!”
Guess what Bill, it is just you (and the lot that wants to call gun advocates “Gun Nuts”). Any time you use derogatory terms to describe a group of people (stereotype) it is then impossible to have an intelligent conversation about the subject because emotions are involved and the mind is already made up.
You are basing your opinion on the extremist which are very vocal on the matter. I believe most concealed carry holders are more like me, very quietly going about their business confident that they can protect themselves should the need arise. Interacting with various people who have no idea that a firearm is being carried by that person, and if you believe the statistics on legallyarmed.com, there are at least 7,265,661 permit holders in the US.
How small minded can you be to summarily categorize 7 million people as having sexual hangups and penis envy. I would believe a large percentage of them are women, so how do you defend your statement on the women who conceal carry?
According to Pulpless.com Every 13 seconds an American gun owner uses a firearm in defense against a criminal
See Bill, as a husband and a father, it is my DUTY to protect my family. I take this responsibility very seriously and will not depend on the Police to perform my duties for me, because they can’t, they are only there to mop up after the crimes have been committed.
On the Zimmerman case, I personally am waiting for more facts before I rush to judgement. I remember hearing the “unarmed black man killed by an armed white guy” and that he was not arrested, and thinking that it didn’t pass the sniff test and that there was more to the story.
Then a news tidbit pops up on the TV and my 12-year-old son exclaims “I heard about this, that guy is a racist wannabe cop, nothing worse than a racist wannabe cop”. I then started questioning him about that statement and how he came to that conclusion since there had not been any discussion in the house about it.
“My teacher said that”, boy did that get my attention. Seems as though the school has a program where they talk about bullying and this was the topic of conversation that was brought up. At the time, that was what all the mainstream media outlets were reporting. That sure is a rush to judgement without all the facts.
I tend to agree with YouTube’s TheYankeeMarshal take on the matter in this video (get some popcorn, it is over 12 minutes long):
I still stand by my statement that I am waiting for all the facts to be brought out at trial before I make my own judgement, and so should everyone else. There has been too much spin on both sides of this issue to take any reports at face value.