Non-Gun owners of Reddit, What are your reasons for not wanting a firearm?

Non-Gun owners of Reddit, What are your reasons for not wanting a firearm?

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  1. 1) I don’t see the need for one
    2) I have a small child in my home and understand that kids will find a way to get into just about fucking anything
    3) If I had a gun, my previous suicide attempts wouldn’t have just been *attempts*

  2. I don’t really see the point. I don’t hunt, seems like it would be super boring. I’ve shot other people’s at ranges and, I don’t know that felt kind of boring too.

  3. I don’t think straight sometimes (schizophrenia diagnosis, yeah, let’s blame it on that). Aside from being moody I’m also an uncoordinated dork.

    It isn’t a question of whether I’d shoot something inappropriate, it’s a question of what/when. I’d probably pick it up to get rid of wasp on the balcony screen door, shoot a goose flying by, goose crashes to earth and knocks someone unconscious on the sidewalk outside….

  4. I’m anxious and would be more likely to accidentally hurt myself or someone else by being jumpy then I ever would be able to protect myself.

    also anyone who has depression knows not to have a gun in the house, way too easy to have one bad moment and end it all. Many don’t own guns for this reason. I would not be here if I owned one. Suicide rates are much much higher in houses with guns for this reason, it is too quick to hurt yourself.

  5. I live in one of the safest towns in the US. I don’t need one.

    There’s literally been 1 murder in my town in 15 years, and that was a woman shooting the guy who abused her for 10 years.

    My town is so safe that our police department literally keeps banking hours.

  6. I am not a shepherd in the 1870s, the Kardzhalii gangs no longer roam the land and I live in a city. Also, guns are expensive and getting a permit to own one is a hassle and where will I ever use one? A shooting range? I’d never go to a shooting range because its loud and I avoid loud places.

  7. I have bipolar 2. I’m on meds now, but I still get the occasional breakthrough episode of depression.

    I have a 6 year old and a 9 year old. I can’t even trust the 6 year old not to put stickers on the windows. As they get older, I am watching them for any signs of depression. If my parents had had a gun when I was a teenager, I don’t think I’d be here.

  8. There’s never going to be a Zombie Apocalypse, Alien Invasion or another Civil War so I have no legit reason for needing one.

    Crime is at an all time historic low, food comes from grocery stores, any indigenous species that may be considered a threat were destroyed or pushed away decades ago, all the dogs in my neighborhood like me, I don’t currently have the need to kill someone and it’s doubtful I ever will.

  9. Don’t live where I’d need to shoot varmints (which I have done). Also, the stats on who actually gets shot with guns (people that live in households with a gun) are starkly convincing that I don’t need one around.

  10. Wtf do I need a gun for? To shoot at the range? Sure. But they have guns there. To protect my family in my home? I have security cameras with motion spotlights at all 4 corners of my house and inside the common areas of the house. And 2 dogs. So yeah I love guns, love shooting guns, but do I need to own one? No I don’t

  11. I have PTSD, and spent time in an institution and was on suicide watch when I was in there. My wife and I agreed that there is no reason I should ever have a firearm available as a result.

  12. My house is chaotic with organization and I don’t have much room. That being said I really don’t wanna pay almost $300-$900 for a gun, ammunition, case, cleaning supplies and a cabinet just to lose an integral part and have to move it in my shed because I’m still waiting for a SINGLE electrician after I rip my walls down.

  13. Don’t have a need for it so the best case scenario is I spend a bunch of money for a useless hunk of metal that never hurts anyone and spend even more getting proficient in shooting it at paper

  14. Statistically you’re more likely to be shot if you have a gun in your house than if you don’t. You can come up with all the excuses you want to reject the fact, but it’s a fact.

  15. I’d be too tempted to shoot at the jackasses down the road. Also I’d never go to a shooting range and if I were to get something for self defence it’d be a BB gun or something non-lethal that just hurts like a buggar so I can’t accidentally kill an innocent man

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