Originally Posted by SevenSlugs
Oh, believe me...it's NEVER been me ...
Well, aren't you the good sport!
Sometimes it's how you approach other people that makes all the difference. If you talk one way, you get one reaction; and if you talk another, you get another. Personally, I don't see young men, or certain young women, giving up their initial fascination with weaponry anytime soon.
In western society, 'guns' represent: power, privilege, and entitlement. The right to keep and bear arms implies that the possessors are, 'free men'. The right to bear arms, also, implies the existence of a, 'bonded' spiritually and mentally healthy overall society.
Unfortunately, however, (and for whatever reasons) no matter the nation or the class, men no longer live inside a spiritually and mentally healthy general society. The world is, 'sick'; and it's getting sicker everyday.
In my opinion people are going to remain attracted to, 'guns'. Why? Because either: fascination, privilege, or necessity are going to keep them that way. Guns and what they represent might become illegal, here or there, but the popularity of small arms - even where illegal - is never going to fade.
My suggestion? Stop worrying needlessly about, 'your generation'. Their, 'love of guns' is going to be just fine. It's their love of God and morality that's actually in jeopardy.