View Poll Results: Do firearms empower people?

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Thread: Do firearms empower people?

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    I don't know the answer, but I like that my husband has guns to protect me and our kids. If that's empowerment I don't know....

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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 think that they can give people a false sense of invincibility. For instance criminals use them to be stronger than their prey. People who carry them around can be lulled into thinking that they are ultimately protected.

    I think that in this day and age there is way too much emphasis placed on firearms that is affecting the country.
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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Did the fact that George Zimmerman had a gun empower him to engage Trayvon Martin?


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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Note that this is not pertaining specifically to the US or the 2nd amendment, but rather a general question.

    Actually it seems like it is about the 2nd amendment...


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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    To answer the question. Yes. But a great empowerment is knowing how to actually use that firearm.


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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Did the fact that George Zimmerman had a gun empower him to engage Trayvon Martin?
    I think it did. I don't think he would have gone after him had he not been armed. I don't think Michael Dunn would have gotten out of his car had he not been armed, either.

    There are good versions of empowerment, and bad. The two above? Bad. They make the wrong people "ten feet tall and bulletproof." But to a single mom, or other vulnerable people, it would empower them to be able to live without fear. Me, I just got a wicked good alarm system. But some people need more, and I'd not begrudge them of that.
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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    No. They are an inanimate object used to perform a function. Whether that function is self defense, hunting, or battling an oppressive government, they are but a tool.

    You need empowerment? Get a Life Coach.

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    note the two NO votes are anonymous (I guess nonmembers)



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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    I think that they can give people a false sense of invincibility. For instance criminals use them to be stronger than their prey. People who carry them around can be lulled into thinking that they are ultimately protected.

    I think that in this day and age there is way too much emphasis placed on firearms that is affecting the country.
    I'd like an explanation of that claim.



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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Of course they do. They helped end the monarchy in Russia

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