Archive | February 2014

Looking At How Guns Benefits You Psychologically and Publicly

The number one purpose of owning a gun is security. Keeping ourselves safe does not just mean protection against illnesses and from being hit by a car. When we talk about guns, we mean self-defense. Everyday as we walk our way to work and back to our home, violent crimes of more than one kind happen. And unfortunately, lives are taken. But the worst, this thing that are supposed to be used for protection is what crooks also use to kill. But do you find taking guns away from the citizens helpful enough to avoid or reduce the crime rate in the country? Would gun control help to make our country a safer place to live in? What will happen to gun shops?

Gun shop in Utah

If you are looking at all corners to answer this question then you might have just wanted to divide yourself into a yes and a no. That’s pretty understandable. We think that guns are dangerous and so they should be taken away. On the other hand, you would say they are needed for protection which is a very basic idea that anyone could have. Here are two perspectives from which you can look at and see how beneficial having guns would be or say how disadvantageous would it be without them.

Psychological Benefit

If you have ever had a gun in your possession then probably you know how to differentiate the feeling of going out to public with and without it. Disarming a population would give it a feeling of anxiety as if the way of life and safety does not come with using weapons. Both ordinary and known individuals have a sense of keeping themselves and those that are important to them safe and sound, and the same goes to those who own guns.

Psychologically, owning a gun can actually give confidence that we can walk through dark pavements alone, with our purse; that we can talk about our properties or how big the amount you have in your bag is even in front of people you don’t really know. So can you just imagine if the community who has always been thinking safe will be deprived of having a protection like gun?

Public Benefit

As humans, we spend most of our lives dealing with other people. And almost every day we come across new faces and establish relationships. But let’s deal with the fact that no matter how good you become in socializing, chances of trouble still come. Being a businessmen and anyone else whose job requires encounter with other individuals can be as dangerous as being a policeman who chases a bad guy inside a warehouse. But with guns, they are able to continue normally with their transactions without the fear of being robbed easily. Guns open us to the reality that life isn’t just about good things. They are more than just arms we used in shooting targets. They can be considered as a basic need for security.


Getting Into Sports With Guns

We have always looked at guns as scary machines capable of killing a person with one blow. But if you are thinking like an athlete, you’ll find these pieces of metal as a way to entertain and amuse people, and develop some positive traits. I am talking about the shooting sports.

Shooting sports is a competitive sport involving tests of proficiency using different types of firearms and airguns. A specific type of shooting sport is hunting which also involves the use of guns. If you are not convinced about using what seems to you as a deadly weapon, then continue reading. Learn about the benefits that gun shooting sport can give you.

Shooting range for shooting sports

1. Shooting is a fun sport. It provides great excitement just as how other types of sport do. Whether it is an outdoor or an indoor target shooting event, it serves as a worthwhile experience. Try it and see for yourself.

2. Shooting is safe. I would like to emphasize this aspect of shooting sport. We all know that firearms like guns can be dangerous but in the real case, it is quite safer than other group or individual sports like basketball, soccer, football, etc. So stop thinking about danger. Think about having fun while being safe.

In every sporting event, there are rules that must be executed during the entire event to secure safety and guarantee fairness among each participant. But did you know that you are 100 times more likely to get injured in a swimming pool than by a gun? And that you are 31 times more likely to get injured in a car than by a gun; 1,900 times more likely to get injured by an error made by the doctor than by a gun.

The reason that makes shooting sport safe is quite obvious. In such activity, forceful movements and physical contact to other people are not required. Success in hitting your target lies on your accuracy, speed, and precision. Gun safety training and programs are increasing in number and this keeps the number of injuries low at all time.

3. The training provided by shooting sports is beneficial for physical and mental discipline. It also helps develop a sense of responsibility among trainees or participants.

Though you won’t grow biceps and abs in this kind of sport, it increases strength, stamina, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor. These are just few of the physical disciplines developed in shooting sports but they are applicable in other activities.

Just like Chess or  puzzle solving, shooting sport is considered to be a mental sport. When you are seeing and aiming for the gun range targets, your concentration is brought to a higher level.

Also, a very important aspect of the training is to promote a sense of responsibility. During the training, you learn of becoming more aware that guns are not toys and so you practice safety strictly. This keeps you and everybody else safe. And as someone who knows how to handle and use a gun, you play great value in assisting to National Defense. You help in preventing crime not by shooting criminals but by teaching other people the value of safety gun handling.

Shooting sport can be a lifetime endeavor. It continues the legacy of extreme sports without sacrificing lives.