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  • Im not American, yes.

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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?
    Regarding hunting, yes, they empower people with the ability to feed their family.

    As for the others you list it is less that they empower people, and more that they limit the power of others to take away your rights, freedom and liberty.
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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 am a left leaning American and yes guns empower people more than anything else.
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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    do guns empower people?

    depends on your definition of "empower"

    do they provide legal sanction or authority?.... nope.

    do they to promote self-actualization or influence?... hell yes.

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nilly View Post
    I find it interesting that 'guns don't kill people, people kill people'.

    But when it comes to Marxism (or other convenient target), oh, that definitely kills people.

    Guns certainly empower people. Unfortunately there are many people who can't handle the responsibility that comes with that power, and many (myself included) who see the 'empowerment' as completely unnecessary.
    What you find interesting here should be common sense-guns are inanimate tools, marxism is an ideology that brings out the worst in people.

    Are you going to compare radical islam to airbags next?

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by dogtowner View Post
    Empower to what ?
    Im pretty sure there are examples stated in the OP. Did you read the very brief OP?

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Incredibly flawed logic.
    Only if "flawed" means "technically correct in every conceivable way".
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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    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....
    Well, do you think you have an advantage by having those guns vs not having them?

    BTW-YOU know how to use those guns to protect yourself, and your family as well, right?

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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.
    Thats nice but how did you answer the poll question?

    Guns are used over 2 million times a year in this nation for lawful defense, and more often than they are used for crime-so frankly its a big issue.
    How Often Do We Use Guns in Self-Defense? - Businessweek

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    What you find interesting here should be common sense-guns are inanimate tools, marxism is an ideology that brings out the worst in people.

    Are you going to compare radical islam to airbags next?
    Guns kill more people every year in America than marxists.
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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?
    Rhetoric vs substance. Not surprised.

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