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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.)
    If you are trained in how to use it, more safe. If you aren't, 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 ThePlayDrive View Post
    If you are trained in how to use it, more safe. If you aren't, less safe.
    The woman whose two-year-old son accidently killed her was a gun enthusiast and I am pretty sure she was trained on how to use it.


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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
    No not at all.

    I just don't think a bunch of Joe Bob's with HS educations running around with handguns and a 5th grade sense of justice is a good thing.


    The 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution doesn't agree with you.

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

    If a 2 year old got hold of a gun an adult acted irresponsibly. 2 year olds don't outsmart adults. If you are outsmarted by a 2 year old you need to consider the possibility you are not an adult. Age does not determine if someone is an adult.

    I have known more people injured and killed by firearms than people who have used them for protection. From my experiences handguns have caused more harm than they have averted.

    The other side of the coin is would the people injured or killed by irresponsible and reckless use of a gun not have still been injured or killed if the gun was removed from their lives. I would say that irresponsible and reckless behavior would eventually lead to the same outcome with or without 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 PIPEWRENCH View Post
    I have known more people injured and killed by firearms than people who have used them for protection. From my experiences handguns have caused more harm than they have averted.
    Your "experiences" is not the norm.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PIPEWRENCH View Post
    If a 2 year old got hold of a gun an adult acted irresponsibly. 2 year olds don't outsmart adults. If you are outsmarted by a 2 year old you need to consider the possibility you are not an adult. Age does not determine if someone is an adult.

    I have known more people injured and killed by firearms than people who have used them for protection. From my experiences handguns have caused more harm than they have averted.

    The other side of the coin is would the people injured or killed by irresponsible and reckless use of a gun not have still been injured or killed if the gun was removed from their lives. I would say that irresponsible and reckless behavior would eventually lead to the same outcome with or without a gun.
    I have known more people injured and killed by firearms than people who have used them for protection. From my experiences handguns have caused more harm than they have averted.
    What? How many people do you know that were injured and killed by firearms? That's not normal to know more than one, unless you served in the military or were a cop.

    Also, that is not an accurate statistic at all, it's actually the other way around.

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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 whose two-year-old son accidently killed her was a gun enthusiast and I am pretty sure she was trained on how to use it.
    "More safe" does not equal "always safe". Most of us are "trained" in how to use stairs, but we still trip or fall down them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    "More safe" does not equal "always safe". Most of us are "trained" in how to use stairs, but we still trip or fall down them.
    But we will never get rid of stairs. Or guns.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 11Bravo View Post
    What? How many people do you know that were injured and killed by firearms? That's not normal to know more than one, unless you served in the military or were a cop.
    I was an MP in the military. I did not count soldiers I know injured in combat. In my 3 years as an MP I had no friends that were police that were injured by guns. None of the police I worked with ever used their gun to protect themselves or anyone else. However that was only 2-1/2 years on an isolated military post. Car accidents and being hit by cars was the major cause of injuries and death.

    I had 1 friend commit suicide. I had one friend shot himself by accident/irresponsibly handling a gun. I had 2 friends shot by stray bullets in bad neighborhoods.

    Quote Originally Posted by 11Bravo View Post
    Also, that is not an accurate statistic at all, it's actually the other way around.
    Most of my friends are hunters and have guns at home as well as concealed carry permits. None that I know of have ever pulled their gun and used it to defend themselves or someone else.

    My statistics are 3 people injured and 1 dead to 0 self defense.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PIPEWRENCH View Post
    I was an MP in the military. I did not count soldiers I know injured in combat. In my 3 years as an MP I had no friends that were police that were injured by guns. None of the police I worked with ever used their gun to protect themselves or anyone else. However that was only 2-1/2 years on an isolated military post. Car accidents and being hit by cars was the major cause of injuries and death.

    I had 1 friend commit suicide. I had one friend shot himself by accident/irresponsibly handling a gun. I had 2 friends shot by stray bullets in bad neighborhoods.



    Most of my friends are hunters and have guns at home as well as concealed carry permits. None that I know of have ever pulled their gun and used it to defend themselves or someone else.

    My statistics are 3 people injured and 1 dead to 0 self defense.
    That's crazy that you know 3 people shot, and 1 other killed, by guns on accident. That's horrible to hear.

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