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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 Federalist View Post
    And what means would you prefer these suicidal people use to kill themselves?
    If the owners hadn't made the gun available many would still be alive, having had time to reconsider. Shooting yourself on impulse is a final act.
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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
    If the owners hadn't made the gun available many would still be alive, having had time to reconsider. Shooting yourself on impulse is a final act.
    there is no proof of that.



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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
    there is no proof of that.
    we should poll the folks that have successfully committed suicide to get the facts



    <snicker>

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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
    If the owners hadn't made the gun available many would still be alive, having had time to reconsider.
    Shooting yourself on impulse is a final act.



    No more than jumping off a bridge/building, or in front of a train. They're all permanent solutions to a temporary problem.

    Up to now everyone who has ever been born has eventually died. Committing suicide is just speeding up the inevitable.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    Rubbish.


    According to the articles that I've read she was shot and killed with her own gun by her 2-year old son.

    Did they get the story wrong?

    Maybe she was safe until that little boy killed her.

    The lesson here is stay away from 2-year olds with access to guns.
    Last edited by shrubnose; 01-02-15 at 11:35 AM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    It isn't about being more or less "safe". It's about being more or less prepared to address a potential threat.
    The question is which potential threat? Suicide, Accidental injury or death or the much less likely mugging or assault?

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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
    If the owners hadn't made the gun available many would still be alive, having had time to reconsider.
    How can you know this?

    Shooting yourself on impulse is a final act.
    So is hanging one's self. Or sitting in your garage with the car running. Or taking a bottle of pills. You would prefer the 80% of people who kill themselves with guns use one of these other means?

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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
    If she had not taken her two year old to Walmart with her she would be alive today as well

    Clearly, two year olds make you less safe
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    If they have access to loaded guns they make you 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 Declan View Post
    She is safely in the arms of her loving God as only gun owners go to heaven.


    Could you provide some unimpeachable proof of this?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Could you provide some unimpeachable proof of this?



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