When it comes to the Gun Debate™ I can’t really pick a side. Like most ‘divisive’ issues I can see it both ways so getting mired in a tedious back-and-forth is of little interest to me, but what is VERY interesting to me is the gun’s origin story; ‘why’ do they even exist? I mean seriously, what kind of suicidal-ass creature creates a device that within a near-instant can render a fellow member of its species dead? ESPECIALLY such a prone-to-flying-off-the-handle species?! Why would THAT species create a device that allows it to exact such devastating finality during aggressively temporary, highly emotionally-charged moments? Maybe it is this very nature that’s responsible for its creation. But what is ‘behind’ this nature? Why is this creature given to such destructive snap judgments? Is it fear? If so, what is it afraid of? Is it something external or internal? Perhaps this creature—hyper aware of the dark, twisted vagaries of its so-called ‘intelligent‘ mind—is deathly afraid of ‘itself.’ After all, this is a species that spends much of its time dreaming up all sorts of terrifying scenarios and then when… BANG! they happen in real-life those fears become legitimized and it now has ‘justifiable reasons‘ to arm itself.
Also, since this is a species saddled with so much crippling self-doubt that it doesn’t ‘believe’ it can EVER change its volatile nature (and since it feels regret and guilt for the destruction this ‘uncontrollable‘ nature causes) perhaps these efficient life-destroyers were created to allow them to ‘detach’ from the ‘barbarism’ of killing (read: bullshit themselves into feeling ‘relatively’ innocent). Instead of bashing a fellow human’s skull in they can just pull a trigger, dispatch a drone, drop a bomb, fire a missile. It’s much ‘cleaner.’
I wonder if they’re ‘for real’ now; if they’ve moved on from their ‘angsty teenager crying for help’ phase and are now serious about this wiping themselves from the face of the globe thing. I mean just look at how blisteringly fast their new-fangled death instruments can destroy vast swaths of themselves?! Maybe they’re ‘really’ gonna do it this time. Maybe they’ve had enough of prolonging the seemingly inevitable. Maybe they’re finally ready to put themselves out of their existential misery.