View Poll Results: Would you want a gun in this situation?

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  • I am anti-gun, and I would 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 joG View Post
    There is always Wikipedia.
    The page "Famous people shot dead in their homes" does not exist.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    The page "Famous people shot dead in their homes" does not exist.
    Probably not. But the Sharon Tate page does.

    Was she shot, by the way?

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I would love to.

    1) A gun owner is most likely going to keep a pistol near his bed. Worst case scenario, it'll be in his room closeby. He will get to his gun before the burglar gets to him.

    2) When confronted in an invasion not involving premeditated assault/murder, chances are great that, when confronted, a thief will leave. He won't stay and fight, especially not when a gun can enter the picture.

    3) No gun owner is going to "dive" into some cabinet - doubly so when a burglar is between them. Logic dictates that the homeowner runs away or says to take his stuff and not hurt him.

    4) In a situation he cannot control, a burglar only needs to run and get out of the house before an owner goes and track down his gun and pursues, should he be dumb enough to do so. Once he's out of the place, he's safe. You can only shoot to kill when there is reasonable expectation of your life being in danger. A man shot in the back outside of the home is murdered, not a victim of self- defense.

    You're British. As much as property crime is rampant in the UK, you should be a touch more educated about this. No such luck, huh?
    Property crime rampant? Yeah, just like we're all murdering each-other with machetes over here, because, in your worldview, it is people who are fundamentally the problem, and no amount of good education and restriction from dangerous weapons will reduce murder.

    Except, none of that's true. Property crime is lower here than in the US, just like murder is, as well as violent death.

    Introducing guns to the equation only ever results in more death. I fail to see how anyone can argue against this.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    I don't know what level of training people have....but mine included defensive use of the weapon. Basically it is very simple:

    1) Do not head to danger, wait for it to come to you and put something solid between you and it.
    2) Create a safe zone with a firing window.
    3) Do not aim for a lethal shot to the head.
    4) Shoot at the largest target area on the exposed body.
    5) Be prepared to fire multiple shots in needed.

    Above all, do not have a gun you will not fire.
    Somewhere in there, call 911.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    The scenario is completely arbitrary, so sniping individual details is insignificant. What if it were one armed man? One unarmed man? Is there any scenario at all where you would abandon your anti-gun beliefs and wish you had a gun?



    Every once in a while somebody says something so horrifically atrocious that it needs to be pointed out.
    Well no the scenario is not completely arbitrary since the title of this thread is "would you want a gun in THIS situation". But you have moved the goal posts which is fine I will play along, I feel like its much more effective to take measures to prevent people getting into your house. I have double glazed security windows, top of the line doors and a great security system. If someone gets into my house I will know about it as will all my street and the Police.
    If by some miracle they did get in my house the idea of potentially getting into a gun battle in my home makes me feel very uneasy. It's my house so I know all the dark cornors, im very quiet and I own a very nice cricket bat.
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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Probably not. But the Sharon Tate page does.

    Was she shot, by the way?
    I'm pretty sure that she and Labianca were stabbed and cut up.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    Somewhere in there, call 911.
    This is generally an afterthought, and not included in the training as it is not considered protective.

    A 5 minute wait for help may very well kill you.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    I would like a ZF-1, please.


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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    Somewhere in there, call 911.
    I hope, if you're choking on your food in a restaurant, someone says "call 911" instead of "does anyone know the Heimlich?". If you make it long enough to come back to DP, tell us all about your experience. I know I would love to hear it.

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    Re: Would you want a gun in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    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.
    Really? I thought you were like this guy:

    Would you want a gun in this situation?-johnmcclane-jpg

    or at the very least, this guy:

    Would you want a gun in this situation?-homealone2-jpg

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