View Poll Results: Would you want a gun in this situation?

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  • I am anti-gun, and I would want a gun.

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  • I am anti-gun, and I wouldn't want a gun.

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  • I am pro-gun, and I would want a gun.

    58 85.29%
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I do not live in fear of unlikely events happening.
    You are dodging the question.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I hope, if you're choking on your food in a restaurant, someone says "call 911" instead of "does anyone know the Heimlich?". If you make it long enough to come back to DP, tell us all about your experience. I know I would love to hear it.
    It is not either or.That is a good way to die in such situations.

    The first thing they teach you in CPR class (and have for decades) is as soon as a second responder comes by "I know CPR, call 911".

    What a silly way to think. Either help or call for help. Hope if you are in trouble nobody thinks this narrowly.

    Unless you are under the illusion that all occluded airways clear and the projectile goes across the room just like on TV every time.

    Occluded airway means no oxygen. No oxygen means brain injury.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    This is generally an afterthought, and not included in the training as it is not considered protective.

    A 5 minute wait for help may very well kill you.
    So true. The only time I was personally involved in a life threatening situation was a vicious dog attack on a 12 year old kid in front of my home. Someone called 911. I went outside armed. 5 minutes later EMS and police showed up. By that time one of the two dogs was no longer a threat, and the other had run off.

    Still, the kid spent two days in the hospital. I would guess the damage would have been much worse if I had waited for LEO to show up.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Im pro gun, but in this scenario I think a flamethrower would be much better.

    Time for the burglars to get a touchup, juuuust a little touchup.
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Only if your home was condemned as a health hazard and you had to show cause to the Court why you are not in contempt for razing it
    Why would you be in contempt of court to lighting up a couple of moppets in your own home. Isn't that what the fire department and fire sprinklers are for anyhow?
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    If armed men break in to my house i'm already outnumbered and they are unlikely to back down because I own a gun, a fire fight will ensue and my family will be caught in the cross fire.
    So because someone "might" get caught, you would let them for sure become a victim.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I am not answering it in the way you want.
    Dancing around a question is not answering a question.

    You asked a stupid question.
    It is a question related to an everyday scenario. I don't think that is stupid at all.
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    So true. The only time I was personally involved in a life threatening situation was a vicious dog attack on a 12 year old kid in front of my home. Someone called 911. I went outside armed. 5 minutes later EMS and police showed up. By that time one of the two dogs was no longer a threat, and the other had run off.

    Still, the kid spent two days in the hospital. I would guess the damage would have been much worse if I had waited for LEO to show up.
    Again, it is not either or.

    You can have someone call, while you use your best judgment to handle the problem. That way, if things go sideways....you have 911 on the way.

    Not either or. It rarely is.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    I would like a ZF-1, please.


    I like the rewind feature. And the flamethrower.
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    To reduce the chance of burglary, there are a number of things you can do.
    Of course there are. But if one person prefers a different method of prevention to another you should not be able to deny that right.
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