Thursday, July 13, 2006

The "Blogosphere"

I am certain that you have heard this term applied to the world of Blogs, haven't you? I hate the term, mostly because I think it sounds silly, but that isn't what this post is about.

This post is about all of the realllllly strange folks that are out there in the "Blogosphere".

If you use Blogger or some other blogging service, you will find ways to search other blogs just by entering key words that would signify some sort of interest in a particular topic, and then a list of related blog entries will appear from which to browse through.

I did that this morning. I entered a couple of key words that are central to my profession and I got a list of blogs to look through. My God... some of them were quite scary.

Look, guns are an important part of what I do, indeed they are central to what I do.... couldn't do my job without them. I enjoy shooting, I also enjoy training people how to fight with guns (as opposed to teaching people how to shoot, which is a horse of an entirely different hue). I enjoy using well-manufactured guns, just as a car enthusiast enjoys driving a nicely engineered car. Having said all of that, I have to say that there are lots of people in the world that have a really unhealthy relationship with firearms.

I'm not going to rant about how wrong-headed I think some of these people are (to each, his/her own), but I think that some of these people need serious psychiatric help.

In my world, those people are commonly referred to as "gun queers"

At times I feel alone in my line of work, but I do realize that not all of us that inhabit what I like to call "gun world" are a bunch of freaks.


WenWhit said...

I don't think I'd have the courage to call my redneck brother a "gun queer," but damn it's a funny image.

Gunfighter said...

Ask him if he has ever heard the term... I'll bet he has.

WenWhit said...

Even if he's heard it, he wouldn't admit it. :)