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The unhealthy fascination of guns

Just as we are fascinated by various things in our world, it would come as no surprise that some people are fascinated by guns. With the rate of violence involving guns, it is correct to state that some of them were out of pure fascination for weaponry.

Guns fascination usually starts off with a harmless interest. From there, it develops and the individual becomes addicted or obsessed with guns.

At any slight provocation, they can threaten to shoot anyone who angers them. More so, these people would always have a gun by their side for fear of being harmed.

The unhealthy fascination of guns is an addiction practice that can be stopped. One way to achieving this is helping the individual involved achieve balance in their mental health.

Someone who is obsessed over guns could go bankrupt trying to get the latest models. And this can come at the cost of their relationships too.

Such individuals have to be helped to figure out the root cause of their fascination. The satisfying part is, gun addiction can be treated but the individual has to first admit their addiction.

The individual’s admittance helps the rehab figure out how to create a treatment plan for the individual.

It is important to know that treating the unhealthy fascination of guns is one of the ways to reduce the rate of crime and violence in the society.

People who pull out guns to hurt others when they are angered will no longer do so because they will have a better understanding of the essence of preserving human lives.

More so, children are at risk if you are unnecessarily fascinated by guns. Children have a quick way of learning fast and when they see you love guns so much, they could pick up the habit.

When this happens, the worst case scenario is they could inadvertently hurt you, themselves or anyone around them.  

Why guns should be beyond the reach of children

Children should never be allowed to hold guns because they are not matured to do so. We could have guns for security purposes but it should not be within the reach of children.

Some parents make the mistake of allowing their children get access to guns, which should be totally discouraged.  

Below are few reasons why children should not get access to guns

They could harm themselves

Generally, children do not know how to handle and operate guns except if they are taught. If a child sees a gun lying around carelessly, there is a chance that they will want to play around with it.

More so, the movies and cartoons children watch these days have guns and other weapons featured in them.

Hence, when children see these guns, they might want to practice what they see on the television or the internet, and inadvertently injure themselves.

They could harm other people

Asides from harming themselves, children could harm other people. For instance, some children could take the guns to school and show their classmates. In the process of figuring out how the gun works, anyone could get shot.

They could become more violent

Some children can be so smart to the point that they won’t let you know they have access to the guns.

When you are not available at home, they go to where the gun is and practice with it. Some of them become violent in the process as they see what people on the media do with guns.

Parents are advised to always look out for their children especially if they have guns around. Children have become so smart and curious in this digital age that they want to try everything they lay eyes and hands on.

Therefore, if you are keeping a gun for security purposes, you must never let your child come near it. Better still, you can prevent your child from knowing you have a gun so that they would not search for it in your absence.  

KEEPING GUNS AWAY FROM CHILDREN

It would be surprising to hear that there are people who have a love for guns. These set of people would love to have one in their possession and carry with them everywhere they go.

This love for gun is very likely fueled by the desire to offer themselves the best of protection, owing to the fact that the world is not really a safe place to leave yourself unprotected.

The love for guns is also intensified by the media. The media has played a bad role in showcasing to the world, how effective it could be in protecting you from any form of danger.

It has also implanted in the minds of people, how they should use a gun to react when they are threatened.

This obsessive love for guns have also affected children. As a matter of fact, if you see a child with a gun, there is a likely chance that the closest adult nearby would be the owner of the gun.

This is however careless because children are individuals who like to test new and fascinating things, and owing to the fact that they have seen it used at some point on the Television, they would want to give it a try.

Not everyone is allowed to keep a gun, except if you have got a license, and when you do, there are certain rules and regulations which you need to stick with while in possession of the gun. One of such rules is keeping it away from the reach of children.

If a child is found in possession of a gun, there are certain disciplinary measures which awaits both the guardian of the child, and the owner of the gun, which in most cases, is the same person.

Hence, for parents and guardians to avoid this, they need to ensure they keep guns hidden away in plain sight from children. These guns should only be used when there is a need for it.

Keeping guns away from children is one of the best ways to reduce the mortality rate, because there is no telling what they could do with it, when it is in their possession.

IS GUN ADDICTION NORMAL?

There are some people who are fascinated with guns, which has been regarded as gun addiction by some quarters. However, there are other school of thoughts which believe that, there is nothing like gun addiction, and those who love guns are better referred to as gun enthusiasts.

In North America for instance, there is an increasing rate of gun violence, and there have been rising talks concerning the banning of guns or not. There is also a controversy concerning the ownership of guns based on the fact that that gun violence is on the rise, and people feel it is because some jurisdictions have permitted private gun ownership and use as well.

A good number of people are of the opinion that, the permit application processes behind gun ownership, is not enough, as more should be added in order to make the screening process more profound. They believe that if this is not in place, guns would end up in the hands of people who are not mentally stable, and it could serve as a force for ending the lives of innocent citizens.

Also, it also suggests that there would be an increase in the rate of violent crimes which are committed in the state. Hence, the screening process needs to be tighter than before. It is easy for you to spot a gun addict.

The individual would want to go everywhere with a gun. The individual has this fear that, if he does not go along with his gun often, he might be greeted with a surprise attack, wherein he would not be able to defend himself. Hence, there comes a need to possess a gun and be with it from time to time.

People such as this are certainly mentally unstable, as they have this fear of insecurity. At any small instance, you might be surprised that these people would pull out their guns and point at anyone who serves as a potential threat to them.

Gun addiction is basically a compulsive and obsessive desire to possess and own a gun at will. It is very dangerous and should not be encouraged, as people in this category are usually not mentally stable.