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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    On the other hand, you're saying that anyone who has a gun has the power or at least should feel empowered to take matters into their own hands.
    That is entirely your projection onto me.

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Actually ALL arms can empower people. They can also destroy people. It all depends on how one employs their tools and for what. Arms are tools like levers or hammers or knifes, no more no less.
    I agree with this.

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Exercising one's rights. A means to prevent tyranny. Self defense. The means to hunt.


    Do firearms empower people? Note that this is not pertaining specifically to the US or the 2nd amendment, but rather a general question.
    I don't know if it empowers me ... but they DO help me compensate for my little ... well, you know .... (After all, I've got 11 of them)
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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by serato View Post
    I once read that those in possession of firearms are more likely to find themselves in a position to use it, and without having an issue with anyone feeling the need to arm themselves, it's this very reason I've chosen to live comfortably without a weapon.
    Perhaps those individuals felt like they needed firearms because they find themselves in positions to need one before they had any.

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Communism is nice in theory... idiotic in practice. It goes against human nature and stifles individual creativity and growth.
    Sounds a lot like conservatism.
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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Sounds a lot like conservatism.
    Not really.
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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    No they aren't inconclusive. Guns protect innocent Americans. So hands off or it wont end well.
    To make this claim just shows that you don't understand the stats. Your loss
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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by iangb View Post
    To make this claim just shows that you don't understand the stats. Your loss
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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    perhaps, if your point is you don't feel a need for a weapon but you do not deny that others might nor do you wish to interfere with their choice then my comment was improper and I apologize
    With a little more thought, I’d have to say that until I’m in a position to actually be able to afford a firearm, only then can I be sure I’d not want one when I’ve always been quite fond of tricked-out AR-15’s.



    As for feeling empowered with a firearm, I’d like to think I’d be more humbled because I’d be walking softly while carrying a big stick. I don’t know, it’s hard to say from my current position.

    Appreciate the apology and no worries, I've recently misread a few posts. It happen s.

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    I do not think they "empower" all people.

    But I completely believe that there is a group of people with emotional issues that carrying a weapon makes them feel like they are empowered to do things they normally would never do.

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