What We Talk About When We Talk About Guns Project Reflection
Coming into this project the view I had on guns was just that I don’t like them. Mainly because of hunting because I really like animals and am completely against hunting. Guns make hunting very unfair in my eyes and our technology is wiping out entire species just because of the power to do so. If it was all up to me they would not exist at all. The more powerful the guns the worse they are but in my opinion all guns are bad. They are helpful for protection but a weapon of that power is not necessary simply to protect yourself as long as others also do not have them. In our classroom my viewpoint was challenged kind of often because there were a lot of kids who like guns. Even if they support strong gun laws they still like them so there were very few people completely on my side. I never felt that the challenges to my opinion were unfair or against me I think the students did a good job of challenging my opinion as opposed to challenging me as a person. I did not feel that I experienced very much adversity on this project because for the majority of it I was out of town. During the last few days while I was helping with exhibition set up there were people who were aggressive about how things should go and making themselves superior and telling everyone what to do which I didn’t really but it kept us all in order which turned out helpful. I did not contribute to my group or the class very much because I was gone. I was only at school at for the last week so the group work that I did do was during the last week before exhibition. I went to the store and bought stuff we needed as well as worked on setting up walls and putting up art pieces with everyone else on the last few days before exhibition. What I can point to in the exhibition that is mine is my personal project. Because I was gone I did my own project regarding my point of view on gun control. This was cool because I was able to choose my topic separate from everyone else and do a project that showed a very different point of view. I did my research on gun control with animals because frankly I don’t really have a problem with the gun control surrounding people, I just don’t like hunting.