People who aren’t interested in guns may have trouble figuring out why men (and women) love them so much. Each man will have his own reasons for loving guns, but here’s a few possible insights you can share with someone the next time they question why you need yet another gun (although the real question is, why you are hanging around with people who ask why you need more guns?).
1. Guns Are the Ultimate Toys, and They Give You an Excuse To Buy More Toys
If you have a son or a nephew, you’ve probably noticed that boys go through a “gun” phase. Even a stick on the sidewalk becomes a gun because boys are fascinated by them. Many boys don’t outgrow this phase when they get older, and what’s wrong with that? A gun is the ultimate grown-man toy.
But you’ll need some things to go with that gun, such as a gun safe, ammo, targets, safety gear, and….more guns. Guns and gun accessories may be just about the only thing men like to shop for (and what’s wrong with that?).
2. Guns Help You Protect Your Family (and Others as Well)
We all want to feel safe, and we want our families to feel safe. There are many ways to accomplish this at home – bars on the windows, locks, a big dog who hates strangers – but having a gun in the house may just be the best way for a man to protect his loved ones. And teaching your family to protect themselves with a gun when you’re not around will give you and your family peace of mind.
And, depending on the concealed carry laws in your state, you may be able to carry a gun so that your family feels safe outside the house as well when you all go out somewhere. You never know when you might need to protect your family, or even a stranger who needs help.
3. Shooting Is a Skill To Master
Are you bored with golf? Sick of tinkering with that motorcycle? Tired of trying your hand at woodworking? If you’re looking for a new hobby, shooting is a great one. It takes practice and skill, and once you master hitting one target, there’s always a new goal to “shoot for.” Shooting as a hobby will not only build your confidence when it comes to guns, but mastering shooting will help ensure you can protect yourself and your family, if need be.
Who knows? You may become so good at it that you can even enter shooting contests, which, let’s face it, is just cool.
4. Guns May Remind You of Spending Time With Someone You Love
Maybe your dad took you out hunting, or you had a favorite uncle who taught you how to shoot one summer. You didn’t just learn to shoot; you learned some important life lessons and had fun, too. Those are great memories to have, and one more reason why men love guns.
5. Guns Are a Way to Bond With the Next Generation and To Bond With New Friends
Along those lines, teaching your children about guns (and gun safety, of course) is a great way to make lasting memories for them to think back on years from now. And you never know what other interesting people you may meet at the gun show or at the shooting range!
6. Guns Are Patriotic
What better way to show your patriotism than to buy a new gun? Our forefathers had them, after all, so what could be more patriotic?
The fact is, you don’t need a reason to love guns. Learning to shoot makes a great hobby, one that is never boring because it isn’t easily mastered. Guns can keep you and your family safe and give you a chance to bond with those you love. Guns can even lead to new friendships. These are just a few reasons why men love guns!
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