Due to the noise and lead contamination concerns, with fewer shooting ranges or skeet ranges available (these are all toxic waste sites, due to lead bullets or lead shot from shotguns). The focus on eliminating lead fume inhalation and eliminating lead in the environment from bullets and shot being spread all over the landscape and waterways where waterfowl eat them and die, translates into fewer people owning and using guns. People with more awareness care more about the environment and look at their real effect on the world around them, rather than ignoring and denying all of this harm caused.
Spiritually, owning a gun is often if not always about fear and/or anger, even if that fear or anger is unconscious or projected outwards. What we fear, we attract to us. What we are emotional having feelings about, we also attract to ourselves and/or experience.
If we are emotionally feeling anger and fear, while thinking violent thoughts of being attacked or shot, we attract that to ourselves. If we have constant and intense fears of being violently assaulted, we tend to attract that to ourselves, and live a fairly closed in and narrow minded life based on violence and/or fear, rather than living a more open and diverse life based on thoughts and feelings of love and peace.
Just to illustrate the point; a person who fears going outside manifests that fear by never going outside. A person with an intense fear of flying, never boards a plane. A person with a fear of talking with women never meets or mingles with women, and ends up not having a relationship.
Those who are intensely afraid of terrorists often end up becoming the very thing that they fear, by using such terrorist tactics such as torture, using DU weapons in cities,using drones to assassinate people along with innocent civilians (who are conveniently labeled collateral damage.)
The mass media gives the impression that the world is FULL of violence, when the opposite is the reality. This media virtual and fake reality ends up making those who view this ‘programming’ day after day fearful and angry, which then leads to and justifies violence both inside and outside.
Those who think fearful or angry thoughts are most often attracted to owning guns, joining gangs, and/or joining the military. Once inside of a violent ‘system’, it is not uncommon for members of that group to become desensitized to committing acts of violence against the chosen fear or anger based target, whether that is terrorists, criminals, some other religion, drug related reasons, some other race, some other culture, etc. “Those who live by a gun, die by a gun.”
Propoganda and dehumanizing methods are used to get rid of a natural peaceful conscience and substitute a killer mentality. This can happen with prescription drugs, illegal drugs or a military provided desensitizing process that leads to creating non-empathic humans.
Then it is just a small further step into the further act of committing murder against one or more human beings whether one is part of a gang, a military unit or an armed terrorist group. Even peaceful protestors can be assassinated in the fear crazed world of violence promoting gun owners and their supporters who think guns and killing are the solutions for EVERYTHING. Martin Luther King was shot by a gun owner. Kennedy was shot by a gun owner. Gandhi was shot by a gun owner.
“At around 10:50 pm on 8 December 1980, as Lennon and Ono returned to their New York apartment in The Dakota, Mark David Chapman shot Lennon in the back four times at the entrance to the building. Lennon was taken to the emergency room of the nearby Roosevelt Hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival at 11:07 pm.
Ono issued a statement the next day, saying “There is no funeral for John”, ending it with the words, “John loved and prayed for the human race. Please pray the same for him.”
His body was cremated at Ferncliff Cemetery
in Hartsdale, New York
. Ono scattered his ashes in New York’s Central Park
, where the Strawberry Fields memorial
was later created.
Chapman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 20 years to life.
As of 2012, he remains in prison, having been denied parole seven times.
This example is part of a wholesale slaughter of peace promoters and anti-war advocates, and the examples above are just the tip of the iceberg.
Most public peace advocates are murdered by gun owners, but gun owners are NOT murdered by peace advocates. The mass media tends to support violent solutions by airing a massive amount of programming that features guns and violence as the answer to every problem. If you hate “Peaceniks”, assassinate them. If you hate Commies, kill them. If you hate Socialists, rub them out. If you hate ‘terrorists’, kill anyone who looks a certain way, and let God sort them out.
A declaration of “war” whether it comes from a political source, a gang leader, a religious leader, or other source most often justifies the murder of large numbers of ‘enemy combatants’. Due to the chaotic and destructive nature of war, millions of innocent children, the elderly, the disabled, and women are ‘taken out’. In any war, the number of innocent civilians killed usually outnumbers the actual number of soldiers using weapons by a factor of between 2-10.
In the end stages of a major war, the struggle to win more often than not devolves into a brutal campaign of genocide, targeting civilian cities and the wholesale slaughter of millions of innocent people, in an all out attempt to win by any means necessary. Using guns to individually kill people is NOT ENOUGH. The frenzied orgy of death and violence fostered by gun and violence promoters ends up being things like Nazi Holocaust, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the fire bombing of both German and Japanese cities, not to mention the killing of millions of American Indians during the ‘settling’ of the USA.
The act of gun fueled warfare is often ‘legalized’ through opposing religions who commonly have a belief in Armageddon. Periodically, there is an attempt at the complete genocidal elimination of all who do not believe in one particular way of thinking, which in turn is justified by a vengeful, angry God who will destroy all humanity, if He is not followed literally according to one of dozens of conflicting religious dogmas. These dogmas often declarie the destruction of all other non-believers or those opposed to them. (You are either with us or against us.)
This underlying violent and fear based belief system further encourages the development of more weapons, bigger guns, and weapons of mass destruction that will ultimately spell the end of humanity if they are ever used in battle. Those who develop these weapons are EAGER to try them out, but once ANYONE starts using a weapon of mass destruction, everyone else is forced to do so, just for self protection.
There are still 20,000 nuclear weapons of mass destruction (big guns) pointed at all major cities globally, enough to kill everyone on Earth twenty times over.
On the opposite side of things, a focus on living a life based on love and peace is possible. There are many examples of this, and a famous song below illustrates the potential of what may happen if humanity chooses this path, both in terms of consciousness and positive focus, where all needs are provided for.
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There is another reason which I think plays an important role in decreasing the number of gun ownerships. It is the ever changing gun laws. If a person keeps a gun, he has to keep updated with the firearms laws which changes like weather. Who knows what rule may put that person in jail for breaking the law (even though unknowingly).
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