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

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    Except for the fact that the link you provided referenced a book which cannot be read online...which means that NO, you haven't provided any solid proof. In an online debate, you can't just say, "it's in this book" that we can't read without spending our hard-earned money for it.

    That, and America has the highest homicide rate out of ALL first-world nations. If guns were an effective deterrent, then America would NOT have the highest homicide rate. You can't get around that simple fact.
    It's not a book, it's an article about a study done by the CDC which was commissioned via EO by Barack Obama. What are you talking about?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    And city-wide bans are and always will be utterly ineffective since it's so incredibly easy to drive from one county to another. That's why the proper comparison is state-to-state.
    Hard drugs are nation-wide ban yet it's so incredibly easy to obtain. Hmm, care to explain why?
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    If certain gun guys are insulted by that? Good, they should be ashamed: the rest of US are sick and tired of having our intelligence insulted[/i].



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    And city-wide bans are and always will be utterly ineffective since it's so incredibly easy to drive from one county to another. That's why the proper comparison is state-to-state.
    Thank you for admitting that gun bans are utterly useless, I agree.

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

    It depends. In many instances people who get killed during encounters end up getting killed with their own guns. I have seen that in many cases that I have handled. On the other hand, there have been times when people have been able to fend off an attacker. So...I don't really know the answer. Its probably a little of each and neither!
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    It depends. In many instances people who get killed during encounters end up getting killed with their own guns. I have seen that in many cases that I have handled. On the other hand, there have been times when people have been able to fend off an attacker. So...I don't really know the answer. Its probably a little of each and neither!


    an earlier post

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    true enough

    when a mope sees the gun you should already be ready to shoot him

    Hunter Thompson noted people who pulled guns on Hells angels often got seriously hurt because they weren't ready to use the gun. on the other hand, those who were ready to use it-the bikers almost always backed down. mopes are good at telling that. I've been around enough of them to know that. its like that scene in Tombstone when Wyatt Earp said he was gonna make a canoe out of one of the cowboy's head. and another said he's just bluffing and the almost wasted victim said no-he's not bluffing. and they all backed down. I walked through Central park past people I knew were mopes. and they knew that I knew they were mopes. and I never got hassled. and when I told a former NYC cop about that he noted-hell you look like you could kill a few of them (he knew I was packing but I also was a pro squash player at the time-6-1 175 and the best shape of my life). he said those guys read people really well and its not worth picking a fight with a guy who will probably take one or two of them with him. and all sorts of studies prove that
    so you are probably right and for the reasons I mentioned



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

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Just an FYI it appears to have returned to how it was.
    Thanks. Corrected it again.
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    Re: Does owning a hand gun for protection make you more safe or less safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Thanks. Corrected it again.
    and the morons are spamming it again

    It appears to mainly be anti gun children I suspect



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

    Hmmm,... the "Less Safe" count jumped another 500 overnight again.

    Boy that level of dishonesty in an internet poll on a relatively obscure internet forum is really teaching us a lesson. Proof positive firearms ownership is less safe if I have ever seen it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Thank you for admitting that gun bans are utterly useless, I agree.
    It's utterly useless mainly because guns have been possessed by civilians for a long period of time. If the gov cannot confiscate all guns in short order, hazards will ensue.
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    Re: Does owning a hand gun for protection make you more safe or less safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    It depends. In many instances people who get killed during encounters end up getting killed with their own guns. I have seen that in many cases that I have handled. On the other hand, there have been times when people have been able to fend off an attacker. So...I don't really know the answer. Its probably a little of each and neither!
    I don't know the answer, either. It is absolutely a sensible idea if the government can better regulate the guns and if possible, provide enough training for civilians. But hey, normal people can turn into lunatics without being noticed. And if they deliberately scheme a shooting spree, there is no way we can nip it in the bud. But with guns in our hand, we can minimize the harmsDoes owning a hand gun for protection make you more safe or less safe?
    Passion and Patience

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