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

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

    Afraid of what?

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

    I don't think it has anything to do with fear. I don't have any need for a gun. I've owned them in the past, I sold them and I have never found the desire to get another one. If I wanted one, I'd go buy one. There is no fear whatsoever involved in my decision.
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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 don't think it has anything to do with fear. I don't have any need for a gun. I've owned them in the past, I sold them and I have never found the desire to get another one. If I wanted one, I'd go buy one. There is no fear whatsoever involved in my decision.
    And I agree wholeheartedly with you - that's word-for-word my own situation, too. I've owned them in the past, I got my weapons quals in the military...but I see no need to have one now.
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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 I agree wholeheartedly with you - that's word-for-word my own situation, too. I've owned them in the past, I got my weapons quals in the military...but I see no need to have one now.
    It's also not necessarily about wanting to protect yourself either. My sister and her husband are into collecting guns and competitive shooting and that kind of thing. I don't have any interest in it but they do. Zero fear involved. It's the people who feel the need to put a gun under their pillow because they're afraid someone is going to break in that we need to worry about.
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    Re: Who Is More Afraid? The One Who Feels He Needs a Gun? Or the One Who Doesn't?

    You can call it fear...I'll call it prepared.

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

    I own a gun because I wish to be prepared for anyone deciding to invade my home and family. Yes, I fear some sick bastard breaking in and raping my wife....but it is very unlikely.

    Still...better safe than sorry.

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

    The 2A is not about need or want, its about rights.

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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?
    Per usual, the question presumes facts not in evidence.

    The desire to own a firearm is most often couched in the presumption that the individual is the first who should be responsible for their own safety and a firearm is simply part of being adequately prepared. It's like carrying a condom. You may not need it but when the time comes it's a good idea to have one.

    However, in the interests of humoring the OP, I as the following:

    Who is more afraid? The person who believes that all gun owners are violent assassins or the one who believes that gun owners are generally law abiding citizens who wish to exercise their God given rights?

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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 I agree wholeheartedly with you - that's word-for-word my own situation, too. I've owned them in the past, I got my weapons quals in the military...but I see no need to have one now.
    Guns are one of those things you don't need until you do. Then you wish you had one....or two or three....

    I'm not a doomsday prepper or anything like that, but, I do believe that we should all be prepared for an incident like Katrina or the L.A. riots. A time where you need to be able to self-sustain for about a week, defend yourself, and hunt if need be. A person without a gun can't really do those things when most of the aggressors around them will have one....or two or three. A gun is something I believe every household should have.
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