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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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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I don't prepare for getting hit by lightning either. I don't prepare for lots of unlikely events. You don't either. No one does. At least be honest.
    Home invasions are 1) far more frequent then lightning strikes

    2) the tools to repel home invasion (firearms, motion lights, cameras, etc) are cheaper and easier to use then anything you'd have to craft to keep yourself completely safe from lightning
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    I understand. I've often said that while I don't want a gun, if they banned guns, I'd be first in line to buy one illegally. That said, I am strongly against the sale of assault rifles and sniper rifles - there's simply no need - much less any good use - for such in the civilian world. Ditto for long ammo clips and armor-piercing ammo. Besides, if one is really concerned about home defense, the best weapon is a 12-gauge pump-action shotgun, that the burglar can hear that unmistakable sound...and a cell phone with which to call the police.
    and last night you were claiming you were pro gun. "assault rifle" is the single most 2A relevant weapon going based on Miller.

    Sniper rifle-define sniper rifle without banning

    1) varmint rifle
    2) big game hunting rifle
    3) national match target rifle

    see, you are militantly anti gun

    what is LONG AMMO CLIP

    people who understand firearms would call them extra capacity MAGAZINES

    I consider a LONG magazine to be say 40 rounds for an AR 15 or 33 rounds for GLOCK

    the standard issue magazine is NORMAL CAPACITY meaning 17 Round Glock, AR 15 30 rounds or 15 rounds for a Beretta M9



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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    I'm in the middle of the gun debate, I support the 2nd amendment but I don't think that means that anyone should be able to buy a weapon capable of killing dozens of people within just a few minutes.

    I don't own a gun for both philosophical and practical reasons. As the statistics I previously posted show, a home invasion robbery is highly unlikely, and violence by the robber is highly unlikely. My dog's barking, among our other security measures, would make such a crime even more unlikely. Even if I had a gun I would not shoot a burglar unless he threatened me or refused to leave.
    As to the bolded above; what about lighter and a gasoline can?
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Lets be more realistic and it turns out to be a robber. BTW ask any cop or DA-if you break into a home in the night time it is presumed you do so with the intent of confronting occupants. Anyone who shoots without first identifying their target is a moron and should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law
    You've inserted the "break into" part into my scenario. Nobody broke in. Read again.

    The OP scenario involved precognition, so let's not talk about realism.
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    As to the bolded above; what about lighter and a gasoline can?
    Or just get some bleach and ammonia

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    You've inserted the "break into" part into my scenario. Nobody broke in. Read again.

    The OP scenario involved precognition, so let's not talk about realism.
    that's a stupid scenario then. I didn't say the robber broke in. I was merely changing to another point. maybe you left the door open and the robber walked in



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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    the scenario:

    It's late at night, you hear someone rummaging around downstairs. Frightened, you scramble to get your gun out of the night stand. You load up the weapon and go to see what's up. You don't know if the burglar is there to just take stuff, kill you, rape you, or all of the above. You creep downstairs to confront the burglar, now in your kitchen. You see their shadow, and level your weapon. The light suddenly flicks on, momentarily blinding you. Reflexively, you pull the trigger. The intruder flinches and cries out, The cry turns into words, "Dad! It's me!"

    Do you want a gun in this scenario?
    Yes, because I would followed the weapon safety rule " keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to fire."

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    As to the bolded above; what about lighter and a gasoline can?
    That bolded part also includes automobiles and airplanes.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    the scenario:

    It's late at night, you hear someone rummaging around downstairs. Frightened, you scramble to get your gun out of the night stand. You load up the weapon and go to see what's up. You don't know if the burglar is there to just take stuff, kill you, rape you, or all of the above. You creep downstairs to confront the burglar, now in your kitchen. You see their shadow, and level your weapon. The light suddenly flicks on, momentarily blinding you. Reflexively, you pull the trigger. The intruder flinches and cries out, The cry turns into words, "Dad! It's me!"

    Do you want a gun in this scenario?
    I do because I have the sense God gave a dog to know the difference between a burglar and someone making a sandwich.

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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?
    l am anti gun but l support defensive gun use in such cases
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