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  • The person who feels he needs a gun is the one who's more afraid.

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  • The person who does NOT feel he needs a gun is the one who's more afraid.

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    Re: Who Is More Afraid? The One Who Feels He Needs a Gun? Or the One Who Doesn't?

    The 2nd Amendment gives all Americans the right to excersize that right or not. The folk that make me shake my head are not the ones that dont want to have anything to do with firearms, or those that have firearms for sport or protection...the folk that make me shake my head is those that believe that the 2A pretains to everything from the firearm they possess down to the snaps on the holster they wish to wear.


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    Re: Who Is More Afraid? The One Who Feels He Needs a Gun? Or the One Who Doesn't?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    The question's easy - there's many people out there who feel that they need a gun (or guns), usually for self-defense, but sometimes because they believe the government just might come knocking to confiscate their guns.

    On the other hand, there's people out there (like myself) who simply don't want a gun, who doesn't have a need for one.

    So who, really, is the one who's more afraid? The one who feels he needs a gun for self-defense, or the one who doesn't feel he needs a gun for self-defense?
    Either. Or Neither. It's impossible to say without knowing more about the people involved. Some people are afraid of guns. Others buy guns because they're afraid of what'll happen if they don't have them. But those are hardly the only two reasons to own or not own a gun.
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    Re: Who Is More Afraid? The One Who Feels He Needs a Gun? Or the One Who Doesn't?

    The people who want them to be illegal are the ones who are most scared.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Who Is More Afraid? The One Who Feels He Needs a Gun? Or the One Who Doesn't?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    citizens who wish to exercise their God given rights?
    Owning a gun is now a God given right? Interesting...

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    Re: Who Is More Afraid? The One Who Feels He Needs a Gun? Or the One Who Doesn't?

    The thing is, rights are not primarily designed to tell us what we should do but to protect for us what we can do.

    Establishing that gun ownership of certain types of guns is fear-based is necessary, but not sufficient, to justify restricting or banning those guns. Far more would have to be established. It's important to make that distinction when considering my vote of Yes to the OP's poll.
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    Re: Who Is More Afraid? The One Who Feels He Needs a Gun? Or the One Who Doesn't?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    The 2nd Amendment gives all Americans the right to excersize that right or not. The folk that make me shake my head are not the ones that dont want to have anything to do with firearms, or those that have firearms for sport or protection...the folk that make me shake my head is those that believe that the 2A pretains to everything from the firearm they possess down to the snaps on the holster they wish to wear.
    So what do you see as an OK infringement?

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    Re: Who Is More Afraid? The One Who Feels He Needs a Gun? Or the One Who Doesn't?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    Owning a gun is now a God given right? Interesting...
    Has been since the ratification in 1791. Try keeping up.

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    Re: Who Is More Afraid? The One Who Feels He Needs a Gun? Or the One Who Doesn't?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    Owning a gun is now a God given right? Interesting...
    Being adequately equipped to defend yourself should the need arise? Yes.

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    Re: Who Is More Afraid? The One Who Feels He Needs a Gun? Or the One Who Doesn't?

    What do firearms have to do with God? Or did God suddenly wink into existence with the advent of gunpowder?

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    Re: Who Is More Afraid? The One Who Feels He Needs a Gun? Or the One Who Doesn't?

    Quote Originally Posted by NoC_T View Post
    What do firearms have to do with God? Or did God suddenly wink into existence with the advent of gunpowder?
    So you do not support the constitution? Since its inception the rights provided within are said to be "god given".

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