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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paxaeon View Post
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    From my bed, I am seven seconds away from my weapon.
    That's seven seconds too many young lady.

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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    To be clear, my "political lean," according to every test I have taken on the subject, suggests that I lean right, but barely. 55% conservative / 45% liberal.

    So I clicked on "lean right," as there was no "middle of the road," option.

    I have no children at home. I have a gun either in my car or on my person, (everywhere I go,) several in the safe and one, at arm's distance, from my bed.

    But do not confuse me with a gun "nutter." I support sensible gun regulation and I do not fall for all that NRA, "They're coming for our guns!" nonsense.

    It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
    Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.

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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    I don't keep a gun and I see no need to. If I lived out in the country I would...but there's no need to where I'm at.
    Puget sound is a very high crime area. You need a gun.

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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    What if you get a flat tire on your way home. You have a spare? Well you must be showing "fear" of a flat.
    The only thing I fear is my not being able to defend home and family at the drop of the hat in a worse case scenario. That kind of fear is a good fear. It shows I give a damn about my home and family and am willing to do whatever whenever to protect them. Anything else is for men that have no balls to do so and are worthless husbands and fathers.
    Not one single person is saying you can't do what you think is necessary for your own comfort.

    The issue is when you badger/bully others for their choices and make ignorant assumptions and just plain stupid comments.

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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    What if you get a flat tire on your way home. You have a spare? Well you must be showing "fear" of a flat.
    The only thing I fear is my not being able to defend home and family at the drop of the hat in a worse case scenario. That kind of fear is a good fear. It shows I give a damn about my home and family and am willing to do whatever whenever to protect them. Anything else is for men that have no balls to do so and are worthless husbands and fathers.
    You lost me at the last sentence. I can think of a few reasons why someone might not want a loaded weapon in the house. There are other options for defending your home and family. Firearm is one, but not the only.

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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post
    You lost me at the last sentence. I can think of a few reasons why someone might not want a loaded weapon in the house. There are other options for defending your home and family. Firearm is one, but not the only.
    That last sentence is pure ignorance on so many levels it defies logic.

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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post
    You lost me at the last sentence. I can think of a few reasons why someone might not want a loaded weapon in the house. There are other options for defending your home and family. Firearm is one, but not the only.
    I agree that was a broad brush, crass, offensive and assuming statement, Mr. Cab shared but I just consider the source. I have come to expect no less. So take it with a grain of salt.

    The FACTS are that one could easily argue, and actually have facts to support them, that a man who keeps a gun by his bead is actually the more "worthless husband and father," especially when children are in the home. I count myself among that crowd. As I said earlier, I am one who keeps a gun by my bed. However, I have no children in my home.

    The evidence suggests that on average, having a gun actually increases the likelihood that a person will be injured or killed, rather than that it will be used to protect that individual from harm. If you own a gun, the most likely person you are to shoot is yourself. The next most likely person you are to shoot is a close family member. Homes with guns are a dozen times more likely to have household members or guests killed or injured by the weapon than by an intruder.The odds are much greater that the gun will be used against you or a loved one than that it will be used against an armed assailant or an intruder. Firearms are more often discharged in a homicide, suicide or an accident, than in self-defense. <snip>

    In this country gun violence is a daily occurrence. Eighty-five Americans are shot and killed on an average day. Sixty-two percent of those who are killed are the victims of self-inflicted wounds from committing suicide. Most adolescent suicides are committed by youths at home who used the family gun obtained from home. States with weaker gun laws and higher rates of household gun ownership have higher rates of gun suicide and higher overall suicide rates. Although many gun control opponents have argued against counting suicides by firearms as gun-related deaths, because the suicide victim can substitute another form of suicide, Harvard researchers have found that fatality rates for suicide attempts with a gun are over ninety percent while rates for cutting, piercing, and drug overdoses (the other most common methods used to attempt suicide) are under five percent. <snip>

    Possessing a gun makes you less safe not more safe - Tulsa FBI | Examiner.com
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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    That last sentence is pure ignorance on so many levels it defies logic.
    How so? Actually, the statistics actually support his claim. Why do you call him ignorant and defying logic? I think you would have been more accurate to say that ,"In my opinion......" That would not have set you up only to be proven wrong as we are all entitled to our opinion. However, we are not entitled to create our own facts.

    You cannot think of any reasons that a gun in the house might be a bad idea in certain circumstance? Really?

    It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
    Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.

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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    Not right by the bed, but in the bedroom office accessible in seconds. I do however have a 5 lb. trailer wrench between the box spring and mattress.

    Registered Republican but apparently no longer welcome in the party....I suppose I'm a RINO in todays world.
    what things make you no longer welcome? btw I was wondering whom or what your registered your weapons with-You claimed you were happy that your guns are registered and KY has no registration



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    Re: Do you keep a gun by your bed?

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Assert your agenda driven nonsense somewhere else.

    There are more ways to defend oneself than just a gun.
    true, in some situations a flame thrower would be just the ticket



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