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I abhor this mentality. The right to bear arms is inalienable and irrespective of social class. I'm not even anti-capitalist, but this line of thinking is retarded. You think owning guns is just some cool hobby for big boys with financial stability that have proved themselves worthy of a Boomstick badge?
I'm not even poor or black, but poor people need guns the most. If anything, the wealthy white people with their gated subdivision, ADT security, and fast police response need guns the least. Cultured and well-mannered black men need guns more than anyone else. They're the most common victim of gun violence. Yet what does our country do? Brainwash blacks into thinking we need to ban guns, pass laws that prohibit importation of cheap firearms (oh no Saturday night specials), and require additional fees for permits/licensing that the working poor can't afford.
When I was much younger at 18 I scrounged up $180 from a summer job and bought my first gun, a used as fuck Taurus j frame 5 shot .38spl. It was not a looker, and I bought from a private sale. It worked fine but was extremely heavy. I couldn't afford much else; I had to bargain for 5 hollow points because we couldn't afford a whole box along with all of our bills at the time (hollow points are around $1 each, and I figured 5 shots of performance followed by a speed loader filled with target ammo was better than a box of bullets sans speed loader under the bed). I only had the chance to shoot maybe 25 rounds through it. Our college town was a total dump full of crime and problems. I wanted my gf (now wife) to at least have something in case I wasn't home.
I was staying over at my gf's tiny ghetto apartment, and at around 1am someone broke the sliding glass door. They shattered the whole thing. I ran downstairs and saw at least two people in the dark, one was pulling at a TV plugged into an original xbox and the other guy was just walking in my direction, toward the stairs. I don't think they even saw me.
I only fired one shot, I was super nervous and inexperienced, and all of them ran out fast as fuck. As far as I know I didn't hit anyone, but they were coming towards the stairs man, with two college-aged women sleeping upstairs. Who knows what the fuck could have happened if there was up to 3 guys. That TV was our only luxury item besides our laptop; if it had been stolen we would have been totally screwed on our quality of life.
Now it's years later, we have more money and a few firearms but good quality, gained lots of experience from practice at the range, enjoy trap and skeet, live in a nicer area, attend additional schooling, and yet I haven't had to fire a round at another human being ever since. Not that I haven't had to use it in self-defense since then, but I've never discharged another round at a living target.
>just something to think about, the image of the working class Union man was his father's gifted down shotgun hanging above the fireplace
>now all US socialist/pluralist politicians are anti-2nd amendment
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