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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?

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    You're starting with the false assumption that fear is the motivating factor for owning a gun. It isn't. Most of the gun owners I know aren't operating out of fear, but they recognize that there are situations where a firearm is the best solution to a problem that needs immediate resolution. They aren't acting out of fear, but rather preparedness. I don't carry insurance on my car because I'm afraid of getting into an accident, I carry it because it the best way to deal with the cost of an accident. I'm not in fear, I'm prepared.
    I didn't say that fear was THE motivating factor, did I? That, sir, was your own assumption. Fear is one of several different motivating factors, just as lack of fear us one of several different motivating factors in one's decision not to buy 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?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I would use it if I had to, I just don't feel the need to stock up on guns and ammo in the perverse hope that someday, I'll be able to gun down an intruder. That seems to be an issue with some of the gun nuts. They not only prepare for it, they look forward to it.
    Very true. And on the flip side of the coin are those on the bleeding edge of the left wing who think that all guns are bad no matter what. I've often said that the day that guns are banned, I'll be the first in line to buy one.
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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
    I didn't say that fear was THE motivating factor, did I? That, sir, was your own assumption. Fear is one of several different motivating factors, just as lack of fear us one of several different motivating factors in one's decision not to buy a gun.
    With all due respect, the two choices in the poll sure give that impression.

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

    It can just be a hobby for going to shooting ranges or hunting, who said guns HAVE to be for self defense? I used to shut guns all the time with my uncle and it was funner than anything I've ever done. The power is great, so what's the point of posing a question that hardly relates to EVERY SINGLE gunowner in the U.S.?
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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
    With all due respect, the two choices in the poll sure give that impression.
    Agreed, he's trying to rationalize his way out of this but the poll gave me the EXACT same feeling that you got.
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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?
    It depends. If the person who doesn't want the guns is so fearful of guns that they'll try to use government to take other people's guns or restrict their access and use to them; then they are the most fearful. If one just doesn't want a gun because they feel they can handle their own business without it, but does nothing to infringe upon the rights of others...that guy may just be a bad ass.
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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?
    Who is more afraid. The one that doesn't want a gun and doesn't boast about it or the one the doesn't want a gun but wants to sound as if it is because he is brave?
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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
    With all due respect, the two choices in the poll sure give that impression.
    Okay, I'll give you that - my poll could have been written better. Thanks.
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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 Bodhisattva View Post
    Who is more afraid. The one that doesn't want a gun and doesn't boast about it or the one the doesn't want a gun but wants to sound as if it is because he is brave?
    Who's boasting? Has it ever occurred to you that if someone says he doesn't need a gun, that maybe, just maybe he doesn't need it?
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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
    And from the other side of the coin, who's more afraid - the gun owners who are Absolutely Sure that liberals are out to take their guns and their 2A rights away, or the liberals who honestly support gun ownership as long as we can make sure that the owners are law-abiding citizens and not felons/sexual predators/terrorists/sociopaths/whatever?

    And btw - gun ownership is not a "God given right". In those days, ownership of a sword or a spear was never a right.
    another false dichotomy. only a moron would argue that there are not liberals trying to ban guns. the founders believed free citizens being armed was a natural and inalienable right

    here is a question for you Glen

    are you willing to deprive a certain number of good and honest people gun ownership if such a deprivation would deprive a few felons or sociopaths guns?

    I don't believe you can truly disarm hard core criminals and most schemes designed to disarm them mainly disarms good people since good people are far more likely to obey a stupid gun law than say a convicted robber

    so my view is I side with honest people having the arms they want even if it means a few criminals get guns they might not have

    You I suspect, are willing to sacrifice the rights of many to stop a few (the least ambitious or venal of those who are banned from owning guns)



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