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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 do not live in fear of unlikely events happening.
    Let's face it, it would indeed take a madman to want to rape you Now me, on the other hand, my sexy candy apple ass may be very appealing indeed to many a thug and that's also why I do my very best to keep my sexy ass out of prison

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I am addressing the OP, just not in the way you want. I am highlighting the absurdity of your argument.

    Oh, and by the way, you know what is more effective than owning a gun for home invasions? Prevention.
    In this scenario....the gun IS prevention.

    Just the thought of some sick bastard violating my wife makes me so angry I would kill him without a moments hesitation.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    This has to be the most retarded anti-gun statement I have ever seen - and it has great competition.
    Care to explain why? I find it is often the refuge of those presented with a good argument to lash out into ad hominem attacks.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    Two can play this game.

    What say you to this similarly unlikely and absurd situation:

    Thieves break in to steal your TV[prized midget porn collection], and you go downstairs [to the front of the tailor] to check it out. As is almost always the case, the thieves only want your stuff and to leave. They threaten you to go away, and they start to make good their escape.

    Suddenly you dive for [draw] your gun cabinet near your TV [from your tighty-whities], throw it open [eew], and one of the thieves, upon realising his life is in mortal danger because some moron intends to shoot him, hits you over the head with his crowbar [never seeing my 200lb rottie lunging for his neck]

    At what point do you wish you had not had any guns in the house?
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    So you would run around doing a head count before confronting the problem.
    I'll ignore the rest of you childish BS
    Are you foreign or just haven't learned how to read yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    If you know your family is in the house and you can't locate them, it's probably not wise to fire blindly into the dark.
    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?
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    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?

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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?
    That's the whole problem though. There are people who, because THEY fear or dislike guns, feel that no one else should have them either. Some of them have a very inflated sense of self-importance.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    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?
    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.

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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?
    My question is whether or not a gun would do me any good. Sure, it'd be better to have one, but I, like way too many people who own guns, am not adequately trained.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    You said "men with guns". Now, I watch a lot of movies where the good guy is able to kill 15 bad guys while only suffering a bullet graze to the shoulder.

    In your supposed scenario, reaching for my gun would probably be the last thing that I'd ever do upon this earth.

    I'd want a gun if I'd stayed up late watching movies. If I'm sound asleep, my gun would have to stay hidden.

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