I am a gun.


February 9, 2003, 09:13 PM
Wrote this a year or so ago ... and re discovered it today. I wrote it IIRC after being well pi$$ed at something I read by some ''anti'' or other .... so it was to vent really. I offer it for your perusal.


I am a gun.

I am made of metals mostly and my PRIME purpose is to kill.

It is this and this alone that sets me apart from the automobile, the kitchen knife and other such implements of homicide.

How do I do this?? I have to be in the hands of someone intent on fullfilling this PRIME purpose.

Left to myself, I am an inert piece of finely engineered machinery. I bare no one any ill will.

I require only modest maintainance and wish to kept secure at all times, so that inquiring little minds do not pick me up carelessly and cause harm to themselves or others.

I have two states. I can be unloaded and as such, harmless to all, unless used as a ''blunt instrument''.

Place inside my workings however some cartridges, and I am primed. But still no immediate threat.

It takes purpose and motivation to now move me from this state , to fulfilling my PRIME design purpose.

I do though have a second and almost as important purpose, which is to be a tool of the sportsman.

In this mode I am expected to yield accuracy, consistency and thereby deliver pleasure through an aquired skill.

This is a benign purpose, and one I am happy to carry out.

I am however equally at ease when used for my PRIME purpose, when the hands operating me are well intended.

I may be made to kill, of course, but my conscience is clear when my target is evil, or meat for the table.

When my target is however someone good, I am regretably unable to influence my actions, because it is not I that is to blame, it is my master.

The people who made me, although knowing this PRIME purpose, are also not to blame for my deeds. Any more than an auto manufacturer is responsible for the deaths his vehicles may inflict.

I am therefore a contraversial object. hated by so many but, loved and respected my many also.

I am the very essence of man's freedom ... and relish most my role in achieving this, and fair play.

When I cease to be in the hands of the law abiding common man however, then I know all too well that my purpose can be only evil ..... and I can be turned on those for whom I had the greatest respect. Those who deserve my companionship.

I shall never be destroyed. Someone somewhere will always find me. But alas, when my numbers have dwindled too much, that ''someone'' will only be intent on ill.

My history is long and my record perhaps not very clean. But you just have to remember this one thing ............

It is not I that is responsible for my deeds.

That you must lay at the feet of those with malicious intent. And it is they who will always find me when others have long lost my friendship.

P95. 2002.

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February 9, 2003, 10:19 PM

February 9, 2003, 10:22 PM
I am made of metals mostly and my PRIME purpose is to kill.

Most of mine kill lots of paper, and a few birds, deer, etc. I do not buy guns to kill (except for hunting arms).

They are for PROTECTION, not killing. I would never kill anyone unless they presented a threat to me or my family.


February 9, 2003, 11:18 PM
I like it. But, the prime stated purpose should be to launch a chunk of metal at a target selected by the operator.

If my brother's match rifle could talk, it would not be saying that it's prime purpose is to kill. It would tell us that it's job is to make the person behing the buttplate look good when he/she does everything right, and to make them look bad when they are being lazy.

February 9, 2003, 11:37 PM
I like it.

My only problem with it is the implied gift of thought and conscience to an inanimate object. Otherwise an interesting read.

February 10, 2003, 12:45 AM
Nice...Thanks! ;)

Kahr carrier
February 10, 2003, 03:18 AM

February 10, 2003, 03:46 AM
The prime purpose of my guns are as tools for whatever I wish to apply them to.

Admiral Thrawn
February 10, 2003, 04:11 AM
Very nice. Very nice indeed. :)

February 11, 2003, 01:46 PM
Nice. my favorite is this from Fal Files:

I am his RIFLE

There are many like me but I am his. My owner is my best friend. He is my life. I must serve him because service is my life.

Without him, I am useless. I must shoot straighter than any enemy who is trying to kill him. I must shoot any enemy before he shoots my owner. I will....

My owner and myself know that what counts is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit...

My owner is human, and he is my life. My owner keeps me clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will...

My owner and myself are the defenders of home and farm, country and kinfolk. We are the masters of our enemy.

So be it, until victory is ours and there is no enemy, but Peace...

February 11, 2003, 02:43 PM
Nice addition NQS . thx for that.:)

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