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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Now you're not answering my second question? Aww, poor thing. The mental gymnastics you have to go through to avoid answering two simple questions is rather pathetic.
    I am not answering it in the way you want. You asked a stupid question. I pointed that out. Deal with it.
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Do you know how much a timer on a light costs? While you cannot drop the chance to zero, you can significantly reduce the chance.
    You really think a timed light is going to stop someone?

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    And yes I am addressing the OP. I am not answering his question, but every single post has been on the very topic he started.
    Then answer the question. It's a real easy question to answer..."Yes" or "No". Nothing else needs to be said. And everything else is side stepping.
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    It's easy to create a "what if" scenario.

    I'm not an "anti-gunner".

    But having a gun isn't a fool-proof and definitive absolute when it comes to day-to-day survival and happiness.

    Someone who doesn't want a gun can have an alarm system that sounds loud sirens, flashes lights, and immediately calls 911 for them when intruders break into their house. They could have a large dog, or multiple dogs for protection. A cell phone to call 911 immediately. Pepper spray. Tasers.

    I can "what if" your scenario into:

    Suppose, even if you have fully locked and loaded automatic weapons on your night stand 12 inches from your head, the "murderer" wakes you up by sticking the barrel of his 50 caliber desert eagle directly into your mouth before you can even clear your vision enough to know what's going on?

    What good will your gun do you if the murderous intruder wakes you by kicking the bed while holding your daughter by the hair with a gun pointed right up under her chin?

    What if the murderous intruder enters your house with no weapons, but then finds yours right nest to your bed while you're still asleep?

    Seriously, people can play "what if" games until the cows come home.

    Owning a gun does not make you immune to violence and or misfortune.

    Not owning a gun doesn't make you irresponsible, unloving, uncaring, or ignorant.
    True, but there could certainly be occasions when having a gun would be most convenient. Look at what happened in Connecticut with the doctor and his family a few years ago? I think if one of them had a gun, they could have had an opportunity to get to it and use it perhaps, given the amount of time they were held captive.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    You really think a timed light is going to stop someone?



    Then answer the question. It's a real easy question to answer..."Yes" or "No". Nothing else needs to be said. And everything else is side stepping.
    I always think it's cute when people who have never been in any real danger condemn people for defending their lives and the lives of their family.
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    You really think a timed light is going to stop someone?
    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.


    Then answer the question. It's a real easy question to answer..."Yes" or "No". Nothing else needs to be said. And everything else is side stepping.
    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...
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Long time ago ( I was single at the time), guys broke into my home. Would having a gun change the outcome? No, because I was a good sleeper back then and didn't wake up until they were right next to my bed. Thank the Lord, they were only after money and I got away with some severe bruises.
    Now I am a light sleeper, and when I am alone at home and hear a strange noise, I grab the pepper spray and check out what is going on. Having "been there", I actually feel more confident. Oh, and we do own a gun.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I always think it's cute when people who have never been in any real danger condemn people for defending their lives and the lives of their family.
    I find it cute how people justify living in fear. And by the way, you know jack **** about me. Making retarded assumptions probably not a good plan.
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    Long time ago ( I was single at the time), guys broke into my home. Would having a gun change the outcome? No, because I was a good sleeper back then and didn't wake up until they were right next to my bed. Thank the Lord, they were only after money and I got away with some severe bruises.
    Now I am a light sleeper, and when I am alone at home and hear a strange noise, I grab the pepper spray and check out what is going on. Having "been there", I actually feel more confident. Oh, and we do own a gun.
    I had a guy break into my house when I was a teenager. It was the scariest experience of my entire life. I would rather use non-lethal methods if at all possible, but I don't think it's unreasonable to have a gun as well. You just never know when you might need it.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    True, but there could certainly be occasions when having a gun would be most convenient. Look at what happened in Connecticut with the doctor and his family a few years ago? I think if one of them had a gun, they could have had an opportunity to get to it and use it perhaps, given the amount of time they were held captive.
    It may change an outcome. But I really think that you have to keep your cool under pressure to make best use of a deadly weapon. Just having one may give you a false sense of security? Not sure.

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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.
    Do you have a smoke detector in your home? DO you have a fire extinguisher in your house? Do you wear seatbelts or a helmet (if you ride a bike or motorcycle)?

    Those are basic safety precautions people take to protect themselves and their families from unlikely events. Would you say people that are equipped and prepared for unlikely events are living in fear?

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