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

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bootlace View Post
    you are home asleep in bed, armed men are in your home. that pretty much defines "confronted" to me.
    You start shooting at armed men you are likely to get yourself and your children killed. But don't let that stop you from being reckless.
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Going off of how Ive seen you respond in multiple threads? Yes. I think you are the type of person who would recklessly do something that will cause undue death.
    Awww. Didn't know you knew me that well. Fear not, only ones dying in my home would be anyone not belonging there and looking to steal or do harm.
    Clearly you have only read what you want to in any thread I have responded to.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    You start shooting at armed men you are likely to get yourself and your children killed. But don't let that stop you from being reckless.
    You would sit there and just pray they'd just take your stuff and not harm anyone?

    When you have the ability to defend your family and have them all be part of your home plan to seek cover in one place, etc *if you chose to do so?* Wow.

    Sure it takes training and practice and planning. And it doesnt even require a gun if you have other means or preparation. But to just imply you'd 'wait and see' if they were going to kill you all?

    Most people play the odds, and most win. I hope your family wins.
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Wow, you must be a paranoid old man. Scared of his own shadow.
    No, when you adopt that is a requirement of the home study. Moreover, the odds of a grease fire in your kitchen, while not high, are far greater than the odds of ever being the victim of a violent home invasion. I also keep a shotgun in the back of our bedroom closet with shells next to it. The rest of my hunting guns I keep down at my dad's in rural Arkansas because chances are if we ever were robbed, it would almost certainly be when no one was home, and all that having a bunch of guns in my house would accomplish is getting a bunch of guns stolen.

    My point was the scenario described in the opening post was a silly one because its so extremely rare for such a thing to happen in the vast majority of neighborhoods. Of course, if a violent home invasion were to occur at my house I would want to be armed. Who wouldn't want to be. Similarly, if God exists and decided to punish the world with another great flood, I would be glad we have a canoe. The latter scenario only slightly less likely than the former.
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    I'm not the one that needs a clue bro.

    I'm not a bro.
    Calm down bro. I clearly meant firearm usage by the public as opposed to banning it and only allowing the government to use firearms.
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    You mean like the plan where you start a gunfight first?
    if that is the strategically best choice. I train for that sort of thing constantly.



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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    You start shooting at armed men you are likely to get yourself and your children killed. But don't let that stop you from being reckless.
    you have no idea about the situation. so you can be right, you can be wrong. and btw-those who resist a violent attack with an armed response are less likely to be killed or injured then those who submit

    I am fairly confident I know what is hard cover better than a home invader. I also am fairly confident I know what will stop the rounds out of my weapon and what won't and that the scumbag intruders don't. And while I am also certain that anyone who breaks into my home is going to be faster and stronger than a 55 year old guy with lots of sports injuries, I doubt there are many mopes who are as fast and accurate with a pistol or a rifle or shotgun then a former world class shooter I once was (and am still close to being in several disciplines)



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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    You start shooting at armed men you are likely to get yourself and your children killed. But don't let that stop you from being reckless.
    The best thing to do is what you think is best. Nobody's opinion of what you should do is better than your own. You couldn't do correctly what I would do. And vice verse. If I wake to find armed men in my home I already consider myself dead unless I do something fast. I'll be damned if I will be forced to watch and hear my wife being raped.
    I am in now way trying to change your mind. You should do what is best for you.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    You start shooting at armed men you are likely to get yourself and your children killed. But don't let that stop you from being reckless.



    Because relying on the empathy and mercy of people who are likely unfamiliar with these virtues is so much wiser...

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