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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.

    6 8.82%
  • 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 Lovebug View Post
    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.
    I don't own a gun, but I have thought about it and I can't blame people who do keep one to protect themselves and their families. If I ever decided to get one, I would definitely take classes and practice though! I wouldn't be stupid about it.

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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.
    That sort of thing happens every day. Why do you think its unlikely?

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    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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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    I own and train for such scenarios. I only pray I wake up fast enough to implement my training.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    That sort of thing happens every day. Why do you think its unlikely?
    People are hit by lightning every day. I do not walk around with a ground strap.
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    but is there any single scenario where you'd want a gun to defend yourself?
    Absolutely. I own a few different guns.

    My only issue is the with the few people who seem to insist, or insinuate that people who don't want to own a gun are somehow less caring, less intelligent, or even negligent when it comes to their homes and families.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    People are hit by lightning every day. I do not walk around with a ground strap.
    You're tempting the Gods.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    People are hit by lightning every day. I do not walk around with a ground strap.
    "Act of God" is different than a deliberate act of a man. Apples and oranges.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    I own a couple guns but have never felt the need to sleep with one . Lets try a different "what if" You hear a noise in the living room at 2:30 am. You jump up, grab your gun and go into the hall. You see a shadow moving close to the window, you take aim, pull the trigger and the intruder drops. You wait a couple of minutes to be sure no one else is there. Turn on a light and see your teenage son laying in a pool of blood. He was just sneaking back in after being outside. Do you still want to sleep with a gun?
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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?
    Clearly, in that situation, I'd rather have a cell phone. Like saying goes, when seconds count, the police are just minutes away.
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