I've been around for a while, but rarely post, as I am a firm believer that the best way to learn is to listen. I am thankful to be a member of this community, and since I have great faith in your opinions, I'd like to throw out a problem that has been bothering me.
Every so often, (about 5 times a year or so), during my dreams, I will encounter a BG, and as I try to shoot at him, I can't get my gun to fire. He continues to approach and I've got both hands wrapped around my gun, trying to squeeze the heavy trigger. I'm sure that I've shot him a few times over the years, but the issue has recently started to bother me.
I initially dismissed the obvious, that my subconscious is telling me that perhaps I'm not mentally ready to take a life. I am a staunch supporter of capital punishment and overall harsh punishment for scumbags of all kinds; therefore, I'm having issues with that argument. However, as my very pro-2A boss () coached me today, it really does make sense that the heavy trigger is a metaphor for my ability, for whatever reason, to do what I have signed up to do.
What are some of your opinions, do you feel that dreams like this carry any weight in real life, and do any of you have dreams similar to this?