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    Re: 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?

    Glad the polls are fixed. Poll rigging is messed up. Someone rigged the Hillary/Bush poll too I thought, one of my polls.

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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
    Glad the polls are fixed. Poll rigging is messed up. Someone rigged the Hillary/Bush poll too I thought, one of my polls.
    If you want me to fix it, either post or PM me the link. I HATE when the polls get gamed and have no issue taking the time to fix them.
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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 depends on whether you are a Billy the Kid for whom carry turned out badly.

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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
    Trayvon Martin probably would be alive today if Zimmerman didn't have a gun with him.
    I'm glad Z had his gun, then.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    80% of US suicides are by gun, but not necessarily by the owner.

    In gun households with children who where forbidden access to them, 22% of the kids admitted to having handled them, unknown to the parents.
    But that doesn't answer my question I asked Ryan. How does he know my neighbor kills someone just because she owns a gun?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    80% of US suicides are by gun, but not necessarily by the owner.
    And what means would you prefer these suicidal people use to kill themselves?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    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.
    So... the theory is that when you come under threat the threat will wait patiently while you go to your safe, open that, pull out the trigger lock, fumble with the key......


    The point of being able to protect yourself is to be able to do so exactly when you need to do so. Not saying you aren't correct that keeping it out of the hands of kids isn't a concern, but "not lugging it around in a purse" sort of destroys the purpose.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    So... the theory is that when you come under threat the threat will wait patiently while you go to your safe, open that, pull out the trigger lock, fumble with the key......


    The point of being able to protect yourself is to be able to do so exactly when you need to do so. Not saying you aren't correct that keeping it out of the hands of kids isn't a concern, but "not lugging it around in a purse" sort of destroys the purpose.
    yes I realize that it has to be ready to be useful.
    I was ranting a bit for sure, but the point was do not just take it with you in casual manner like your cell phone.

    The woman was in a store -why did she need it in her purse? It takes a little time to secure and unsecure it -but isn't it worth it
    rather then just lug it around when you are not traveling/ or facing any potential threats?

    If I carried, I would make sure it was ready when needed, but in a more secure manner then this.
    I don't carry so if this is a wrong headed idea, plese let me know

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

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    yes I realize that it has to be ready to be useful.
    I was ranting a bit for sure, but the point was do not just take it with you in casual manner like your cell phone.

    The woman was in a store -why did she need it in her purse?
    I can only assume because it was uncomfortable/awkward/she didn't want to carry it on her hip?

    It takes a little time to secure and unsecure it -but isn't it worth it
    rather then just lug it around when you are not traveling/ or facing any potential threats?
    That depends. What are the odds that a two year old will be able to operate a handgun if he gets it v the odds that a rapist will patiently wait for you to unlock your pistol from its' secured location?

    If I carried, I would make sure it was ready when needed, but in a more secure manner then this.
    I don't carry so if this is a wrong headed idea, plese let me know
    As a parent of little kids, it's a tension I go back and forth on myself.

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