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

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

    I'm not particularly pro or anti gun and have no dog or hidden agendas in this fight. I have no desire to slander gun owners or paint them in any negative light; and I introduce this thread with this disclaimer because like many hot button topics any one perceived position is likely to be encountered by a polar extreme, an easy example being the Middle East and Abortion forums.

    I'm just curious.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I'm not particularly pro or anti gun and have no dog or hidden agendas in this fight. I have no desire to slander gun owners or paint them in any negative light; and I introduce this thread with this disclaimer because like many hot button topics any one perceived position is likely to be encountered by a polar extreme, an easy example being the Middle East and Abortion forums.

    I'm just curious.
    I feel empowered that I have a loaded and ready gun in my home. When/if I can carry one on the street, I'll feel empowered as well.
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    re: Does carrying a gun increase your sense of empowerment? [W:112]

    Well, I blew the hell out of that. I forgot to find the "include poll answers" button and now can't appear to add them in the edit. Maybe it'll start a discussion if nothing else.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Well, I blew the hell out of that. I forgot to find the "include poll answers" button and now can't appear to add them in the edit.
    Post a duplciate, remembering to include poll answers and PM a mod to remove this one.
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    re: Does carrying a gun increase your sense of empowerment? [W:112]

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Post a duplciate, remembering to include poll answers and PM a mod to remove this one.
    thanks.

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    Does carrying a gun increase your sense of empowerment?

    I'm not particularly pro or anti gun and have no dog or hidden agendas in this fight. I have no desire to slander gun owners or paint them in any negative light; and I introduce this thread with this disclaimer because like many hot button topics any one perceived position is likely to be encountered by a polar extreme, an easy example being the Middle East and Abortion forums.

    I'm just curious.






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

    I suppose so. I view it more as being prepared, or akin to having insurance. You hope that you never need to use it; yet having a gun (or insurance) and not needing it is far better than needing a gun (or insurance) and not having it. Unlike an insurance policy a gun requires some training and practice to make effective use of it.
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    re: Does carrying a gun increase your sense of empowerment? [W:112]

    I suppose so. I view it more as being prepared, or akin to having insurance. You hope that you never need to use it; yet having a gun (or insurance) and not needing it is far better than needing a gun (or insurance) and not having it. Unlike an insurance policy a gun requires some training and practice to make effective use of it.
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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

    It increases my awareness. It increases my sense of responsibility. I don't feel empowered.










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

    Yes, absolutely. I unfortunately live in a country where gun ownership is highly, highly restrictive. When I lived in the states in DC metro, however, I had a nice pistol. I lived in not a bad neighborhood, but not a particularly great one either. Having a gun made me feel safer about my home, and my ability to protect my family. When I carried it with me I felt like I was prepared for just about any situation that I encountered. I remember one time particularly when I was driving across the country that I stopped at a ****ty motel in what seemed like a bad neighborhood. I felt unbelievably in control of the situation because my right hand was always in my pocket resting on my gun.

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