Granted, the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution gives the right to bear arms. Still, it is interesting to ponder why many in the general public are obsessed with exercising that right. Some may think that questioning such obsession with guns is foolish or naive, but I don’t. After all, if such obsession is rooted in mistrust of the government, it is unfounded because the kind and amount of arms that the government (military and law enforcement) bears are far superior than those that the general public bears.
If such obsession is based on the perceived need to defend oneself and one’s property from robbers, assaulters, etc., or if it is rooted in the sense of enjoyment from hunting and target practicing, it is crucial to realize that pulling the trigger is easy but its consequences can be drastic. Most of us have likely heard of numerous instances in which use of guns resulted in horrendous consequences, whether intended or not, and regardless of whether the shooters were trigger-happy.
Just to make my point, I consider it is better for the society if nobody (vice all) in the general public bore arms. Understandably, the gun lobby, the multi-billion dollar gun industry, and those that are obsessed with the right to bear arms will not agree with me – which is ok. But notably, my point is in line with considering the world to be a safer place if no country (vice all countries) possessed nuclear bombs.