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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.

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

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Well no the scenario is not completely arbitrary since the title of this thread is "would you want a gun in THIS situation". But you have moved the goal posts which is fine I will play along, I feel like its much more effective to take measures to prevent people getting into your house. I have double glazed security windows, top of the line doors and a great security system. If someone gets into my house I will know about it as will all my street and the Police.
    Yeah, I've got a similar setup.
    The peace of mind it brings is well worth the cost.
    I suppose fantasizing about a gunfight with insensate evil is fun, but I'm a practical kind of guy.


    If by some miracle they did get in my house the idea of potentially getting into a gun battle in my home makes me feel very uneasy. It's my house so I know all the dark cornors, im very quiet and I own a very nice cricket bat.
    Hey...me too!!!....except for the cricket bat part.
    I've got a couple of metal baseball bats, thin-handled, medium weight....I can turn on any fastball.
    I'm thinking of upgrading to Louisville Sluggers, though.....the Slugger part just seems more macho.
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    I would rather spend the time and money on making my house harder to break into. It almost seems like some of you on here would welcome a situation like this so you could put your arsenal to use.
    That's a good idea, but no home is impenetrable.

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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 don't have to live in fear, you can be brave if you wish.
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    That's a good idea, but no home is impenetrable.
    And having a gun does not automatically allow you to pass go and collect 200 dollars either.

    The "what if" game does not point to the gun owner winning the contest 100% of the time.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I'm curious about how anti-gunners would feel in real, dangerous situations. It's easy to decry the horrors of gun ownership in the safety of your armchair, but if the lives of you and your family were at risk would your convictions still hold?

    The scenario:
    It's late at night in your house, you and your family are asleep, when armed men break in. You don't know if they're there to rob you, rape you, murder you, or all of the above. At that point would you wish you had a gun?

    The way I see it, if you're anti-gun and would still want a gun to defend yourself in this scenario you're a hypocrite. This isn't an absurd scenario. It happens daily in just about every country in the world.
    So what say you?



    I don't spend my life worrying about things that aren't going to happen and this isn't going to happen, so I'm not going to worry about it.

    Any stranger who comes on my property will be eaten up by my dogs.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    I would rather spend the time and money on making my house harder to break into. It almost seems like some of you on here would welcome a situation like this so you could put your arsenal to use.
    Yeah, the ole .50 Cal needs warming up.
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    And having a gun does not automatically allow you to pass go and collect 200 dollars either.

    The "what if" game does not point to the gun owner winning the contest 100% of the time.
    Your odds of survival go up when you have a way to defend yourself. Nothing is 100% but I will take my chances.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I don't spend my life worrying about things that aren't going to happen and this isn't going to happen, so I'm not going to worry about it.

    Any stranger who comes on my property will be eaten up by my dogs.
    And even if you have a fence, if you knew your dogs were that vicious.....you'll be held responsible. Probably will be buying these crooks free houses and other niceties.
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I don't spend my life worrying about things that aren't going to happen and this isn't going to happen, so I'm not going to worry about it.

    Any stranger who comes on my property will be eaten up by my dogs.
    Unless he brought a bag of tasty steaks for them to eat up first.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    I would rather spend the time and money on making my house harder to break into. It almost seems like some of you on here would welcome a situation like this so you could put your arsenal to use.
    I have a few fire extinguishers, do you think I am looking forward to fighting a fire in my home?

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