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    Re: Does owning a hand gun for protection make you more safe or less safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
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    (This thread is not about the 2nd Amendment or banning guns, its about personal choices.)
    I have never thought about owning guns made me feel safer or not. I suppose that is for those who live in the cities where crime is rampart. Owning guns has just been a natural part of my family, from me to my son, to my dad, grandfather and his father on back. Having guns in the hall closet is just the normal thing to do. I always figure almost everyone owned some. That is until I came across DP.
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    Re: Does owning a hand gun for protection make you more safe or less safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Other. Safety, as defined as the absence of risk, is not attainable. Merely owning a gun, as with any tool, is only part of the equation - knowing how to use that tool and having it available at the time of need are also critical factors.

    Perhaps a better way to look at it is - would you rather have a gun and not need it or need a gun and not have it?
    Exactly. People want a no risk environment which is unattainable. Overall, gun ownership increases safety, although ignorant people often do ignore basic safety and common sense resulting in senseless tragedies.

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    Re: Does owning a hand gun for protection make you more safe or less safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhiannon View Post
    Exactly. People want a no risk environment which is unattainable. Overall, gun ownership increases safety, although ignorant people often do ignore basic safety and common sense resulting in senseless tragedies.
    I still disagree with your (bolded above) assertion. That makes as much (or as little) sense as saying that circular saw, speed square and pencil ownership makes you a good carpenter. My point was that mere tool possession is only one facet of an effective self defense plan. Given that (nearly) everyone has the constitutional right to own and carry a gun it simply makes good sense to include firearms (at least safety) training as a normal part of public school education. When I went to public HS, I received driver eduction but not any gun education and yet we seem amazed that too many folks are ignorant about gun safety.
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    Re: Does owning a hand gun for protection make you more safe or less safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Nope, that's your logic, not mine Zyp.
    Please, do tell me exactly how my statement...which was using the argument you used in your post...is different in logic than what you stated?

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    Re: Does owning a hand gun for protection make you more safe or less safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Please, do tell me exactly how my statement...which was using the argument you used in your post...is different in logic than what you stated?
    Walmart has really nothing to do with the story, that "accident" could happen anywhere, its the gun that is the issue not her little boy. I support her right to have a hand gun with her, however I think far too many people have them to feel a false sense of security. Trayvon Martin probably would be alive today if Zimmerman didn't have a gun with him. I don't own a gun and would not let one in our home unless it was a police officer that had it. My bother owned a gun and his grandson found it and committed suicide with it.


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    Re: Does owning a hand gun for protection make you more safe or less safe?

    other

    depends on the person
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Does owning a hand gun for protection make you more safe or less safe?

    Why would I ever want "Joe Bob or Jamal Warez" to have a handgun at all times? I barely want either of them to exist, let alone be carrying around handguns..

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    Re: Does owning a hand gun for protection make you more safe or less safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    Why would I ever want "Joe Bob or Jamal Warez" to have a handgun at all times? I barely want either of them to exist, let alone be carrying around handguns..
    Do you feel as if you are the ruler of your fellow man? Their king or controller?

    Like, you feel as if you have a right to choose whether or not your neighbor may carry a gun on her if she thinks it improves her personal protection?
    Last edited by Federalist; 01-01-15 at 10:45 PM.

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    Re: Does owning a hand gun for protection make you more safe or less safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Federalist View Post
    Do you feel as if you are the ruler of your fellow man? Their king or controller?
    I just don't want idiots to have guns, which generally means most people.

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    Re: Does owning a hand gun for protection make you more safe or less safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    I just don't want idiots to have guns, which generally means most people.
    Okay, I hear you saying what you want. But that doesn't answer my question.

    Do you feel as if you are the ruler of your fellow man? Their king or controller?

    Like, you feel as if you have a right to choose whether or not your neighbor may carry a gun on her if she thinks it improves her personal protection?

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