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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Oh for gods sake, did I ****ing say that? No, I did not. To reduce the chance of burglary, there are a number of things you can do. A light on is just one. I did not realize this was complex.


    What if the answer is not yes or no? Have you stopped beating you wife? Yes or no. Why won't you answer the question?

    Seriously, this is not rocket surgery...
    Are you assuming that those of us who are armed DO NOT have other methods of crime prevention in our homes? LMAO

    Really? Is that what you were aiming for? Cuz otherwise, as others pointed out, the whole 'light at nite' thing is lame as hell.

    A gun is ONE option, one tool. Our homes are not 'bait' and we are not sitting and hungrily waiting to shoot anyone who enters.

    We have alarms and lights and dogs and PLANS and blinding lights....all sorts of things to KEEP from having to use firearms. To discourage anyone from breaking in to begin with.

    But if it happens...and it does....whatever the attempts at prevention....you refuse to answer if you'd consider a firearm to protect your family.

    Cool. Avoidance.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Are you foreign or just haven't learned how to read yet?



    It's exactly as I stated, if I can't find my family members, I'd be extremely careful about firing off bullets into the shadows, I would attempt to identify the target first. So you proposed an idiotic scenario, which I sidestepped with ease, and now you're mad about it?

    So you would fire randomly into the dark when your family members are in the house? Is that what you're saying?
    This is why many families have plans and signals for such situations. I have instructions for my parents when they come to stay with me.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    I stopped reading at take aim at a shadow. You NEVER fire not knowing your target. That is where the training comes in. And in my case there is no teen son coming in late.
    I live alone. No one should EVER be in my house without my knowing it. If I demand an intruder identify themselves and they do not.....they are a target. If they get to my safe room (bedroom) and do not ID themselves and do not stop...I will do my best to STOP them. The ONLY reasonable assumption is that they intend to do me great harm.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Of course I would want a gun. I wouldn't use it though, due to personal convictions. BTW, this only proves that this site is a conservative haven. I don't like the term "anti gun" though. Does anybody truly want to take away all guns?

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    That's exactly what I'd do, RA. I'm not a bumbling idiot. If my SO was in the bedroom with me...if I didn't have kids in another room...Remember, while you've barricaded yourself in the bedroom, if the armed intruders want in? Drywall doesn't stop bullets. Will I remember that? Or will I just defend the door? Knowing what to do and being able to execute under extreme stress are two very different things. Even loading one's gun becomes a challenge as one's adrenalin starts surging through one's veins and fine motor skills turn to mush.
    You can have plans and preparations...dogs, alarms, etc that give you and family time to find designated secure places, stay in place, etc so that you can take up the defense. There are plenty of plans on some forums I've been on.

    Of course if you are out gunned or out numbered, it may not be salvageable but not all home invaders are expecting prepared victims.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Holy ****. Your cowardice really does abound.
    That is pretty disgusting. Just IMO.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Plenty of precautions you can take without having to buy a gun which is what Redress is pointing out.
    And if/when those precautions fail? Is a gun a ridiculous precaution?
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    And if/when those precautions fail? Is a gun a ridiculous precaution?
    Well I'm in the UK so yeh for me it would be .
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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.
    Not if you have plans and instructions for your family for such an event.

    Have so many people NEVER even investigated these things? Are people this complacent? OMG. I'd be even more proactive if I had a family.

    I have a plan for when my parents stay with me for God's sake....and they know it.
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    I think we should agree on a few ground rules. Lets establish that most legal gun owners are responsible and are trained to use their weapon(s) properly, and not some trigger happy, nervous and irresponsible wannabe heroes.
    We should also agree that no one is forced to purchase or make use of a deadly weapon. So lets quit the back and forth snark and admit that non of us know for sure what we would actually do, but chances are, for pure survival instinct's sake, we protect ourselves by any means possible.
    Yes?
    And it's not just not knowing what we'd do, but there'd be a lot of individual variations on the theme. Some already mentioned like whether or not you might have a family member, a teen perhaps, that is coming in late. Who is in the house? Are you alone or are there others that might need protecting and so on.

    For example, when I was still in Idaho and my kids were still at home, any low growl from the dogs or any noise anywhere up and down the street and I'd have my gun in hand, no round chambered yet, but gun in hand, then to a window to review and then outside if it seemed the right choice. Now that it's only me, I notice I don't grab my gun anymore, I grab my phone. I guess if it's just my life, I'm not as concerned, but if my kids or some others are in potential peril, well then .... it's different.

    Anyway, I agree that many, though I don't know about "most" gun owners are responsible and trained and practiced in the weapons.
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