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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    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.
    Sounds like your fault. Owning a gun doesn't do you any good if you don't know how to use it. Barricading yourself in your bedroom and defending in place until the cops arrive isn't exactly rocket surgery.

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    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.
    So as they made their way over to your wife or daughter to have their way with her, you would cry in the corner in the fetal position? Your cowardice abounds.
    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Sounds like your fault. Owning a gun doesn't do you any good if you don't know how to use it. Barricading yourself in your bedroom and defending in place until the cops arrive isn't exactly rocket surgery.



    So as they made their way over to your wife to have their way with her, you would cry in the corner in the fetal position? Your cowardice abounds.
    You posted while I was adding another line to my post.

    I'm not dirty Harry, but I don't cry. If I'm dead, my wife will also suffer. I have a 45. I would need to find an opportunity to use it later. A raped wife isn't the end of your world.

    This reminds me of "The Last House on the Left".

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    You posted while I was adding another line to my post.

    I'm not dirty Harry, but I don't cry. If I'm dead, my wife will also suffer. I have a 45. I would need to find an opportunity to use it later. A raped wife isn't the end of your world.
    Holy ****. Your cowardice really does abound.
    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Sounds like your fault. Owning a gun doesn't do you any good if you don't know how to use it. Barricading yourself in your bedroom and defending in place until the cops arrive isn't exactly rocket surgery.
    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.

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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.
    I see you've mastered HTML fonts.

    Other than that, you've got nothing.

    If I fire in the dark from the bed, the other two guys are going to light us up from seeing my flash point.

    So I'm a coward because I don't want to be killed next to my now dead wife? That's a brilliant plan you've got there.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    You posted while I was adding another line to my post.

    I'm not dirty Harry, but I don't cry. If I'm dead, my wife will also suffer. I have a 45. I would need to find an opportunity to use it later. A raped wife isn't the end of your world.

    This reminds me of "The Last House on the Left".
    Thing is, if someone(s) break into your house in the middle of the night, the only position to take is that they are there to kill you.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    It's not so unlikely, especially if you are vulnerable, such as a single woman. Why would I NOT want to take precautions?
    Plenty of precautions you can take without having to buy a gun which is what Redress is pointing out.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    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.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    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.
    Many years ago, I worked in a Sporting Goods and sold lots of guns.
    A common question was guys looking for a gun for their wives to
    protect the house when they were away.
    I told they to buy their wife a 20 gauge pump shotgun, and if she was unfamiliar
    with guns, teach her to shoot an decent round of skeet.
    By the time a person can hit say 10 out of 25 skeet with a 20 gauge,
    they have enough skill to protect themselves.
    as a bonus, Shooting skeet is entertaining.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Thing is, if someone(s) break into your house in the middle of the night, the only position to take is that they are there to kill you.
    You are correct.

    That doesn't scare me one bit.

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