Being a gun owner is a great thing. Most likely, you are a responsible and law-abiding member of society. You support the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and vigorously defend the 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms. You enjoy shooting for sport and fun, and are not afraid to stand up and defend yourself and others. But being a gun owner is not all fun and games. There are some serious drawbacks that must be considered. Owning guns can be a money pit. Gun ownership can make you a social outcast. And depending on where you live, owning or carrying a gun can require you to jump through multiple flaming hoops, blindfolded, while balancing a speed loader on your nose. Despite the many drawbacks of gun ownership, we gun owners happily continue to own firearms. And we are growing in numbers. That means that more and more Americans have decided to forego the happy, simple, blissfully ignorant life of the rose-colored glasses anti-gun crowd and instead have determined to live a realistic life, to be armed to protect themselves and others. So, here are some reasons why it sucks to be a 2nd Amendment supporter, and all of the sacrifices that support entails.
September 5, 2013