Author Topic: An interesting conversation...  (Read 1546 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline CZattorneyFL

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 61
An interesting conversation...
« on: November 14, 2005, 07:56:45 PM »
Here's a condensed version of a conversation my wife and I had a while ago.  It's a good way to use a recent, important statistic to illustrate the place that guns should and could have in our society.

Essentially, I asked my wife an innocent hypothetical question:

Honey, I want to get a pool.  Now I know you have absolutely no interest in swimming, but I have three reasons for wanting this pool: first, I just happen to think that swimmers are just really cool.  Not a great reason, but it's a reason.  Second, I really enjoy swimming; it's a fun hobby and swimming clears my head and therefore helps me refocus on other, more important things.  Third, even though I would work out anyway, I like swimming a little bit more than, say, biking or jogging, so it would slightly improve my health.  Oh, and let's say (for the sake of the question) that the pool costs only $1,000 to install.  After that, it'll cost $200-$350 per year to keep it up.

She said yes, so long as we could fit it in the budget.  So I said:

Honey, I don't want a pool.  I want a gun.  Now I know you have absolutely no interest in shooting (although you should), but I have three reasons for wanting a gun: first, I think it's really cool.  Not a great reason, but it's a reason.  Second, I really enjoy shooting; it's a fun hobby and shooting helps me refocus on other, more important things.  Third, even though I try to keep us safe every way I can, owning and carrying a gun has the potential to keep us just a little bit safer.  It'll cost about $1000 for everything (holster, safe, cleaning kit, etc.) and around $200-$350 per year in ammo and upkeep.

Oh yeah, there's one more thing: having a gun in the house is 100 TIMES SAFER THAN HAVING A POOL IN THE BACK YARD.  (Freakonomics, Levitt, Dubner, 2005).  


Cute, no? ;0)

BRASMAN

  • Guest
An interesting conversation...
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2005, 03:54:36 AM »
I prefer. "Hey I am buying a Glock 21 see you after while or would you like to come with me?"

I do like your analogy though.

 

anything