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Thread: Does carrying a gun increase your sense of empowerment? [W:112]

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    re: Does carrying a gun increase your sense of empowerment? [W:112]

    Overall, I'd have to say no. I empowered myself years ago with military training and some good ole life experience. A firearm is just a tool to me.
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    re: Does carrying a gun increase your sense of empowerment? [W:112]

    No but it gives me a sense of safety..........If I am approached by someone carrying a weapon it puts me on equal ground with him/her.
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    re: Does carrying a gun increase your sense of empowerment? [W:112]

    Makes me feel like a bigger man, if you know what I mean.
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    re: Does carrying a gun increase your sense of empowerment? [W:112]

    Yes, it empowers you - and particulary women - to be able to go in public where otherwise the risks are too great.

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    re: Does carrying a gun increase your sense of empowerment? [W:112]

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    No but it gives me a sense of safety..........If I am approached by someone carrying a weapon it puts me on equal ground with him/her.

    So YOU are ANOTHER person who believes a person may only use a firearm if the other person first has displayed one - meaning you're already dead and there is no reason for you to have had a firearm in the first place.

    People should TRY to grasp the reality of this video. My wife is faster and, having a laser sight, does not need to come to eye level and being a 38sp does not need both hands. You wait until the other person shows a gun to go for yours and your's dead. She proved that over and over in tests with cops in training sessions.

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    re: Does carrying a gun increase your sense of empowerment? [W:112]

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    So YOU are ANOTHER person who believes a person may only use a firearm if the other person first has displayed one - meaning you're already dead and there is no reason for you to have had a firearm in the first place.
    No not at all. If my life is being threatened I would definitely use my weapon first..
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    re: Does carrying a gun increase your sense of empowerment? [W:112]

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    So YOU are ANOTHER person who believes a person may only use a firearm if the other person first has displayed one - meaning you're already dead and there is no reason for you to have had a firearm in the first place.

    People should TRY to grasp the reality of this video. My wife is faster and, having a laser sight, does not need to come to eye level and being a 38sp does not need both hands. You wait until the other person shows a gun to go for yours and your's dead. She proved that over and over in tests with cops in training sessions.

    Or the people who think the gun in their purse/belt is going to stop a mugger/rapist who is 10 feet away. Trained police officers have a 21-foot rule for the "gun vs knife" scenario, and some think 30 feet is more realistic. In the time it takes for a trained officer to pull a gun from a holster (a device designed for convenient gun access, incidentally, unlike a bloody purse), aim, and fire accurately, an attacker can cross 21-30 feet. A surprised civilian? Hell, I'm a freaking couch potato and I'm crossing half a football field before you get the gun out of your purse, lady. Waistband gun guy? Hell I don't even need a weapon, you'll probably shoot yourself trying to scramble the thing from underneath your jacket.

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    re: Does carrying a gun increase your sense of empowerment? [W:112]

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    No not at all. If my life is being threatened I would definitely use my weapon first..
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    re: Does carrying a gun increase your sense of empowerment? [W:112]

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Living and working in a society where you don't fear an encounter with a stranger, especially one with a bulge in their pants, is much less stressful.
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    re: Does carrying a gun increase your sense of empowerment? [W:112]

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Or the people who think the gun in their purse/belt is going to stop a mugger/rapist who is 10 feet away. Trained police officers have a 21-foot rule for the "gun vs knife" scenario, and some think 30 feet is more realistic. In the time it takes for a trained officer to pull a gun from a holster (a device designed for convenient gun access, incidentally, unlike a bloody purse), aim, and fire accurately, an attacker can cross 21-30 feet. A surprised civilian? Hell, I'm a freaking couch potato and I'm crossing half a football field before you get the gun out of your purse, lady. Waistband gun guy? Hell I don't even need a weapon, you'll probably shoot yourself trying to scramble the thing from underneath your jacket.

    Everybody thinks they're ****in Rambo.
    It doesn't happen every time but one is quite often well aware that danger is afoot well before they can definitely identify the object creating that danger. Furthermore, carrying also allows the defense of others so if I happen to see you getting dragged into a dark alley and I happen to be armed I could, conceivably, come to your aid and be effective in curtailing any violence. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't because doing so would be likely to frighten you and I don't want to upset your sensibilities but, theoretically, I could.

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