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How to control a gun. Yes this is real "gun control"

Updated on December 13, 2014

I tracked down the animal that made this disturbance in the soil and I should have eaten him for dinner.

But I do not kill things. I am hypocritical that way. I will eat it but not kill it.
But I do not kill things. I am hypocritical that way. I will eat it but not kill it. | Source

I will use the word "gun" because this is for normal folk.

Well we all should fight against horrible automatic rapid fire machine guns in the hands of young disturbed people. Duh! But none of that makes sense because those words really do not describe a damned thing.

But for interest and some bridging of a gap I will use words here to help my buddies who have never been to a firing range gain some understanding.

"I ain't never met a gun that kilt nobody". If that sounds stupid to you, slowdown and begin a journey filled with truth. Guns do not kill anyone, people who have access to them do kill people with them. But more deaths are caused by that damn 3 thousand pound beast in your driveway that while you text is a mega bullet aimed at destruction.

Guns do not kill people, assholes do. I am sorry is that harsh? Cars do not run there own self down the danged freeway, PTA mothers with a screaming child in the back seat and a phone to their ear do and they do kill people.

I hope we have got this into perspective. To knowledgeable I repeat my apologies but will use guns here throughout.

Mama is right but God made this world so get in sync.

I got no reason for guns

Gun barrels must be pointed down or straight up at all times except when in use. Safeties must always cover the red except when the gun is poised to be used. A weapon must never be held in a position of pointing it at your adversary unless you have reason to kill your adversary and I hope that is never more than a rabbit.

The sideways holding of a weapon is a sign of a psychotic person. Never do it.

The discharge of a weapon has huge consequence. Do not do it unless you are ordered to or if the person who would order it is not there but would order it.

That thing you hold is called a peacemaker, only use it for that purpose.

Now girl you are ready to play.

The range.

Go there often and enjoy and learn to love your gun. I like multiple weapons so I have a blast shooting them. I am not inclined to auto shooting things, to me they are yuckier. I love trying to shoot things at over 100 meters. That is a football field away.

Did I mention that I deplore guns and would like a world with out them. I one time ate a quail. I killed it with a rock. That was mano y mano. I built a bow once and ate the squirrel I killed from an arrow therefrom. But I always walked with that bow pulled back and pointed up or down and not at anything but my prey. One day I shot a tortuous with that bow and it bounced off the shell and he was my pet for a few years before I put him back in the hollow where I took him from.

This boy loves swords. I do not get it but won on ribbon in fencing back in my teens.

He will learn all the crafts of battle. Sorry.
He will learn all the crafts of battle. Sorry. | Source

Think of life in a different world

Hi my name is Eric and I grew up with honest men carrying six shooters on their belts and rifles on their horses. When a man is my small town challenged another man's honor there was hell to pay. Believe it or not I am talking about Arizona Northern Country in the 1960's. I tell you when the nearest hospital is 200 miles away and the local law enforcement is 100 miles away and a mountain lion just ate to of your sheep that lion needs to be kilt and kilt now.

I woke up one morning at around 1 am to the blasts of shotguns racking my home. We children scurried down a ladder from up in the loft to watch dad and Emmet using a rake to pull out about ten vipers under our home.

Guns have saved my life more than once.

Now this whole deal about guns and government

Well I damned sure believe that if the gov wants to break into my home the agents will pause if they think I am fully loaded an cocked and ready. Perhaps that pause is good. Perhaps it makes it personal and it should be.

Did I tell you we have no guns in my house. But did I also tell you that at the teaching and largess of the American government I can kill you with a simple Bic pen. I am confident that if you broke into my home to rob from me you would leave with what you came for. But if you broke in to to harm you would not leave.

So for most they must learn guns and gun safety --- what I call gun control.

Stand fast with that weapon and use it to love those you love.

I do not do sissy pants, never have and never will.

This boy can already lay a trout line and lay in wait for a coyote.
This boy can already lay a trout line and lay in wait for a coyote. | Source

We do not do pacifist here. My City is called Fighter Town USA.

We do not broker or cotton weak here. On the ping pong table in the garage we just oiled and powered up a remote car. We will also learn how to play ping pong there and how to properly oil a firearm on that same table in that same garage and with the same attention he spends on learning how to play the piano.

We will pillow fight today and we will go to the range next year.

That might sound real crazy to come from a man with no guns in the home but it is our harsh reality. And besides that, Firing a gun at a controlled certified firing range is fun. Sorry for those of you who would never think to do it. It is really fun. Personally I like to get three pistols and switch around between the 22, 9mm and the 45. But I have not been in years and will enjoy teaching my young son. Hey I have only been downhill skiing a few times in the last 5 years and will enjoy that also.

If this truth is hard for you, take a gulp. And next time you pick up your phone while driving cuss me.

99.9% of all discharges of a firearm are done with the intent to hit a mark. Tell me miss goody two shoes PTA chairwoman, do you drive your car with the same care --- and now you are lying. That is my son and daughter in front of you. Do you care so much about a deer but not so much about my child that you deal with your phone while driving? I will bet one hundred percent that NRA active members use their cellphones less than school moms on a busy day while they are driving.

Do you teach about weapons to your children?

Will you make sure that your child is educated about weapons?

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    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      We need to keep these issues alive even when they are not front page news. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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      4 years ago from Wales

      Another great hub which gets right to the point .

      Thanks for speaking out Eric and voted up.


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      4 years ago

      My first year at Mingus was its first year in Cottonwood. They had built the new school based on faulty projections and within its first year, they had to start building additions for all the new students.

      I do admit that my years in the Verde Valley were more like the 40s/50s than the 70s. In early-80s, things seemed to change radically for the worse. Home-invasions, car-jackings, and so on.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I am so sorry to hear that you had to attend Mingus High ;-) Go Eagles. 70's to us was like 40's to the rest of the world. But I am glad to hear you did not grow up in that danged ghost town now an "artisan" community.

      We are very lucky my friend.

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      4 years ago

      Cornville-Page Springs just southwest of Sedona. We've breathed some of the same red dust, my friend!

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Oak Creek Canyon (Indian Gardens) for summer and Flag for winters for me did some varmint shooting for Dwayne of the Miller Ranch above Sycamore Canyon down your way. Those gopher holes would break a horses or cow's leg quick.

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      4 years ago

      I grew up in Eastern Yavapai County (on the east side of Mingus Mountain in the 1970s) and we had rattlers, coyotes, and other, larger varmints that would attack cats, dogs, chickens, and cattle. Kids there went through NRA training in Junior High. We knew how to safely carry, use, and maintain a gun.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Oh for sure and for sure. And every Chino Valley resident should have one on a pair of hooks above the front door and locked and loaded.

      We would come north Yavapai way and get paid by skin of varmints like ground hogs and jack rabbits and coyote but that probably was before your birth.

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      Victoria Van Ness 

      4 years ago from Fountain, CO

      lol My husband would totally agree with you. If you teach your kids how to use them responsibly, if needed, train them in their use in safe ways, and then take the necessary but logical precautions to keep them safe from weapons in the home, there's no reason you shouldn't be able to have them for times where you need to protect your family.

      Nice job!


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