Personal Narrative Essay: The Definition Of A Gun

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The first time I shot a rifle was when I was sixteen years old and I was sitting in a tree stand with my friend’s dad. A deer was feeding at one hundred and sixty yards so I lined my shot up, looked through the scope and pulled the trigger. At that point I was so excited only until I realized that I missed. My disappointment seemed louder and larger then the report of my gun. Even though it was a miss, it had me wanted to come back for more. Ever since that moment, I have been hooked. Hunting became more than just something you do on the weekends; it became a passion. That rifle I held in that tree stand that day gave me the feeling of control and power. The definition of a gun is “a weapon consisting of a metal tube, with mechanical attachments, …show more content…
A gun can be used for many different things, but ever since the first gun, it has been used to provide food for people all over the world. In more rural areas of the country, guns put food on the table and this is done through hunting. In rural coastal hunting a gun can even be used for fishing, hence the spear gun. A hunter or fisherman develops a special bond with their gun. They can notice if its not firing correctly, if its not properly cleaned and if the sights of the rifle are not accurate. It is not easy work to maintain your gun properly. Guns can also be used at farms to slaughter the livestock in order to put food on the table. In this instance, it is not that people particularly enjoy killing something for the sake of killing something but they are doing it because it is necessary for the livelihood of humanity. I would rather work for my food and enjoy the outdoors rather then raise animals in large quantities, in confined spaces and killing them for food without giving them a chance to live their own lives. Hunting wild game gives the animals a chance to live their lives and once people need to harvest animals, it is …show more content…
I think that if people were more educated about guns it would be for the better. Too many people these days are scared of guns and I do not think that is right. People are more scared of the person behind the gun then the actual gun itself but they always see the gun as the problem. If someone is looking to do harm, they could do it without a gun. There have been a lot of stories of school shootings and other shootings around the nation. If the people were not afraid of guns and respected them then maybe we could protect ourselves from the people that are trying to harm us. A gun should be used for protection, the sport of hunting and harvesting animals for food. There is a special bond between people that shoot together. For instance, the men and women in the military are like family because they fight together and fight for one another. This bond helps create a save country for us to live in. Another great bond is between hunting partners because you spend so much time together preparing and enjoying wildlife together. The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." This is one Amendment that I very much stand by. This gives us as people the ability to possess a gun; it is our right not a privilege. This right has been around

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