View Poll Results: Does owning a hand gun for protection make you more safe or less safe?

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

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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
    Holy cow, there more than a thousand now.
    probably a few leftwing morons who are spamming the votes

    if you only count members the pro gun vote is winning



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    probably a few leftwing morons who are spamming the votes

    if you only count members the pro gun vote is winning
    It looks like all the choices have been spamed. How in hell does somebody do that? I would think that only one vote per ip would be allowed.


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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
    It looks like all the choices have been spamed. How in hell does somebody do that? I would think that only one vote per ip would be allowed.
    I think you can limit votes to members only

    maybe some bored stoners came upon DP or some monkeys on acid got access to the net



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I think you can limit votes to members only

    maybe some bored stoners came upon DP or some monkeys on acid got access to the net
    Maybe I should have put the poll in the Gun forum, that way only members of DP could vote.


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

    It does seem rather unlikely that a thousand people all suddenly showed up and voted the same way. Not sure what they think they are accomplishing.

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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
    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.
    Not really. There was a time when kids grew up with guns and knew how to operate them. Government education isn't the key to safe gun ownership.

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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
    The woman who was shot and killed by her two-year-old son at a Walmart in Idaho wasn't safe, if she didn't take her gun she would be alive today. She was less safe.
    I loathe handguns for reasons like this. They are so convenient -she had one in a special purse with a zipper for EZ access.
    So EZ a 2 year old got to it and killed her/

    I realize people want protection, but lock the dang things up with a trigger lock when you aren't actively using it.
    Meaning not lugging it around in a purse just because you can do so.

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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
    It looks like all the choices have been spamed. How in hell does somebody do that? I would think that only one vote per ip would be allowed.
    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I think you can limit votes to members only

    maybe some bored stoners came upon DP or some monkeys on acid got access to the net
    There are hundreds of guests on at any one time. It's not beyond belief that the poll has drawn the votes of lots of guests given the polarizing nature of the question.
    "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable" - JFK

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Nilly View Post
    There are hundreds of guests on at any one time. It's not beyond belief that the poll has drawn the votes of lots of guests given the polarizing nature of the question.
    I sort of doubt the imbalance.



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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.)


    It all depends on what you do with that gun.

    If you keep it secure and out of the hands of others it might save your life.

    Otherwise it might cost you your life.

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