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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    Weren't you the one bragging about how quickly and easily you could break into my house, Mr. superman?
    Bragging? Really you call that bragging?

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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    do you live in a bad neighborhood, or have a lot of enemies?
    Sounds reasonable well prepared for the worse. I am sure hopes he never has to use any of it to defend his family.

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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    do you live in a bad neighborhood, or have a lot of enemies?
    Sharon Tate and the La Biancas lived in great neighborhoods and had no enemies..... remember the Manson murders?

    Being prepared is not limited to living in a bad neighborhood. Evil may find anyone at anyplace or any time.

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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Bragging? Really you call that bragging?
    Your exact word were "I could get in your home in a heart beat."

    Sounds like you were bragging about being some sort of master break-in artist.

    I asked you how you would do that and you drew a blank.

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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    Your exact word were "I could get in your home in a heart beat."

    Sounds like you were bragging about being some sort of master break-in artist.
    I don't buy your line about how much your home is fortified. Every one says that once you point out that they are doing themselves a disservice by remaining un armed at all times.
    1. move to a safer neighborhood.
    2. I live in a safe neighborhood.
    3. I have other ways to keep us safe, ie dogs, unbeatable windows and doors.
    4. I know some sort of Israeli street fighting.
    5. I have a ball bat.
    Every thread has some if not all of that.

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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Conservatives think they live in a more dangerous world than liberals think they do. That is odd since conservatives are less likely to live in cities, so they are probably actually less likely to actually experience a crime in their home. My guess is that the amount or type of TV watching is the cause of the difference.

    Trying to find evidence of my theory I found this, and little else that was relevant

    ".....Gerbner’s research also showed that heavy TV viewers are likely to believe that crime is on the rise, when in fact, crime has been on the decline since the 1990s. This is perhaps due to the number of crimes shown on the local news, which is the primary news source for 2/3 of Americans, according to “The Mean World Syndrome.” 61% of the news stories on local news, Gerbner’s research shows, are about crime and violence, which Gerbner believes has a lot to do with how people perceive the world—hence the name “The Mean World Syndrome.” Conservative Americans are more likely to be “tough on crime,” as evidenced by Student News Daily’s comparison of liberal and conservative views on the death penalty. For conservatives, the view is that “The death penalty is a punishment that fits the crime of murder; …Executing a murderer is the appropriate punishment for taking an innocent life.” For liberals, “The death penalty should be abolished… Every execution risks killing an innocent person.” Are conservatives tougher on crime because they feel there is more crime than actually exists, due to the Cultivation Theory? Conservatives are often the ones who tout gun ownership, and, according to the movie, the reason cited is most often “protection.” If crime is on the decline, from whom are gun owners protecting themselves?

    All of these comparisons seem to point to the conclusion that conservatives watch more television, or perhaps are more influenced by what they see on television. I had a hard time finding any study that supports or denies this hypothesis; internet articles offered clues to the differences between what conservatives and liberals watch on television, but not how much television they watched. That information didn’t tell me a lot. Liberals watch “The Daily Show,” “The Colbert Report” and “30 Rock”; Conservatives like “Swamp Loggers,” “Top Shot” and “The Bachelor." None of this is particularly surprising. But for this study, news and sports were not taken into account, which might tell a different story.


    If there hasn’t been a study on this subject—and there doesn’t seem to have been, from what I can tell from my research—I think there should be one. The answer to the question of “Do conservatives watch more television?” would not only answer it at face value, but it might tell us more about the huge divide in American politics today and what the media is doing to drive that..."
    http://kirbywrites.blogspot.com/2013...o-much-tv.html
    Last edited by Hard Truth; 05-08-14 at 05:07 PM.

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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    Dude, you're looking at Tacoma...which, if you knew anything at all about the region, does NOT represent the whole region.

    Here's a list of America's 100 most dangerous cities from FBI data...and guess how many cities in Washington are there? ZERO.

    And the crime rate for the entire state is pretty much determined by Puget Sound, since it's right here that the overwhelming majority of the people of Washington state live. If Puget Sound were as dangerous as you seem to believe, we'd be a lot worse off in the rankings. But we're not. This area is by and large one of the more peaceful areas to live in America.

    Okay? You're full of it. You found ONE SITE and built your whole argument around it...and ignored solid stats from elsewhere, and especially didn't stop to wonder why it was that you were thinking Puget Sound was SO dangerous if Puget Sound comprised the great majority of the state's population...and the state has a relatively low crime rate. You didn't stop to think that maybe, just maybe it was a few neighborhoods that's skewing the stats of the whole, did you? Of course you didn't. All you could think of was clinging to what you believed...and could not muster the courage to look just a bit deeper into the hard-and-fast numbers.
    The site I found gave the college and Puget Sound an F for a safe place to send your kid to school. Get over it, you live in a crime zone.

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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    small places are safer
    Which is why people ought to live in them. What does that have to do with the price of tea in China?
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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Del Zeppnile View Post
    Sharon Tate and the La Biancas lived in great neighborhoods and had no enemies..... remember the Manson murders?

    Being prepared is not limited to living in a bad neighborhood. Evil may find anyone at anyplace or any time.
    true...i should have put a funny face next to the quote....because i was making comedy.

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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    I don't buy your line about how much your home is fortified.
    I don't give a **** what you buy. You are acting like a paranoid arrogant loon in this forum. I never claimed my home was "fortified" in the first place. I don't even have a fence around my yard. It's not like I live in some kind of fortress as you so hilariously imply. It's quite the opposite. The neighborhood kids play baseball, softball, football and soccer right in my side and back yards fer chrissakes. And they don't get chewed up by German Shepherd guard dogs. Or even yelled at when I'm grumpy. This is not exactly Fort Knox when it come to security. But no errant baseball is going to break my Lexan windows. I can guarantee that.

    You bragged that you could get in my home in a heartbeat. I'd just like to know exactly how you think you could do that. Are you going to tell us or not? You said you could kick in my windows. That's laughable. The bottom of the windowsills are about six feet above grade. And of course the grade slopes away from the house. Did you plan on bringing a ladder? Didn't think anyone would notice you carrying around a ladder in the middle of the night? Or do you have one hell of a great high kick there Mr. superman?

    Tell us how you can break into my home in a heartbeat Mr. braggart.
    Last edited by Muhammed; 05-08-14 at 05:54 PM.

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