What’s Wrong With Eddie Vedder’s Hatred of Gun Owners

So Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder recently made his backwards attitude regarding gun control very public during an interview with some surfer dude… well, not just ANY surfer dude. This was Mark Richards, four-time world surfing champion.

Of course, by Dianne Feinstein’s standard, Mark’s interview doesn’t count as journalism, so I guess we can just go ahead and ignore it. But I’m one of those weirdos that believes in a free press, so let’s go ahead and take a look at this, shall we?

Alright, all sarcasm aside, isn’t the sickness of an uncivilized man that “almost” wishes for harm to come to his fellow human beings, but then says, “But I don’t have to [wish for harm on gun owners]…” kind of, well, obvious?

So, on the one hand you want to take away my guns so kids will stop being accidentally shot, but then express a sick gladness that it happens — while hiring armed guards to protect you? From my perspective, it’s not the lives you’re concerned about, but rather a moronic emotional need to disarm those you believe to be lesser than you.

I have a much better idea. How about instead of wasting time and money trying to disarm everybody, rich celebrities start a campaign to promote gun safety. Raise awareness of the dangers of mishandling a firearm and instruct those who choose to exercise their right to self protection how to do so safely.

Having grown up in Utah during the 1980′s, almost every single friend of mine lived in a home that contained guns. But not one — not a single one — ever experienced a negligent discharge much less a mortal accident. That’s because we were also raised to respect guns and the harm that we are capable of committing while wielding one.

Knowledge of even the most basic safety protocols for handling a firearm would be far more effective at reducing accidental shootings than the constant rants of the gun grabbers.

I shot my first gun over 30 years ago when I was just 8 years old. I bought my first gun just a few months after turning 18. My own children started shooting when they were as young as 5 years old and have spent most of their lives having gun safety repeatedly hounded into their brains over the years. In my house, no firearm is ever handled by my children without very close supervision by me.

I’m a responsible gun owner. This obligates me to help train new and future gun owners. This is America where the right to bear arms shall not be infringed. That obligates all of us to do the same. Even you Eddie Vedder.

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