Saturday, April 19, 2008

That Is A Gun In Your Pocket And You Are Happy To See Me!

SayUncle links to an article which asserts and supports the position that gun-owners are happier than people who do not own guns. The reason, possibly, that the more people feel that they have control over their lives the happier they are. Intuitively it makes sense, and my experience is that it is true.

Whoever said "hell is other people" was dead wrong. Hell is being helpless.


Anonymous DRJ said...

I seem to recall studies that also show postal and similar workers feel the least control over their lives, hence the term "going postal."

I have a relative who works for the post office and he once complained that he hated Christmas because of all the people who wished him Merry Christmas. But the real question is: Does the job make them that way, or are people who have those feelings attracted to those jobs?

Sat Apr 19, 06:29:00 PM  
Blogger Doc Rampage said...

I suspect that it isn't the guns that make people feel that they have control over their own lives. More likely, people who are more self-sufficient 1. are more likely to buy guns, 2. are more likely to feel that they have control over their own lives, and 3. are more likely to be happy. In other words, the underlying cause is the attitude about who is responsible for you.

Sun Apr 20, 05:51:00 PM  

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