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

    Quote Originally Posted by idea_steed View Post
    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?
    What is "sensible" about placing undue burdens on law abiding citizens? Shouldn't we be focusing on the criminals?

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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
    What is "sensible" about placing undue burdens on law abiding citizens? Shouldn't we be focusing on the criminals?
    Criminals don't come out of nowhere. Ordinary people can be instant law-breakers under some circumstances.
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    Re: Does owning a hand gun for protection make you more safe or less safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by idea_steed View Post
    Criminals don't come out of nowhere. Ordinary people can be instant law-breakers under some circumstances.
    That's your excuse for punishing law abiding citizens? They might become criminals?

    Well sorry, you aren't going to strip us of our God given right of self preservation. Don't like it? Tough ****.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by idea_steed View Post
    Criminals don't come out of nowhere. Ordinary people can be instant law-breakers under some circumstances.
    That "criminal potential" does not change one bit based on passing a BG check or paying a registration fee. It is also believed that law-breakers can become ordinary people which is why we often let them loose.
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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

    There are other ways to be safe, like getting good door locks. Double checking that your door and windows are locked before going to sleep or leaving home. Then there is dealing with your own hypersensitivity and imagination: how much in danger are you actually? How much is merely in your mind? Keeping a baseball bat around. Being generally a scary person can make some people leave you alone.

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

    I'm on my phone so I couldn't vote but if I could I would vote other. I think individuals who are properly trained with firearms are more safe but individuals who aren't properly trained are less safe. The reason I voted other is because I think for the untrained people it is much wiser to use something else for protection such as pepper spray or a taser. Yes, there would be some cases where having a gun would be safer than pepper spray or a taser, but those cases are rare. If people owned alternatives like I've talked about instead of guns then obviously gun related accidents would drop significantly. Legally, it is much more difficult and complicated but from an ideas only perspective, alternatives are overall better than guns.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by idea_steed View Post
    Criminals don't come out of nowhere. Ordinary people can be instant law-breakers under some circumstances.
    and so what? in a free country we don't punish people because they might-with no prior history or evidence-become law breakers. in a free country, those who would punish people for that reason should be treated as criminals themselves and dealt with accordingly



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

    why do the anti gun extremists feel a need to jack this poll?



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

    I have nothing against gun ownership. On the other hand, lately it seems that many Americans use gun rights as a way to hold the USA hostage. They want to hold a gun to everyones' head by pretending to merely be complaining for gun rights. What I suspect they want is a hostile takeover and to follow Pol Pot's idea for Cambodia inside America, force everyone into an agrarian lifestyle, set landmines everywhere to blow our legs off, then set up sanctions so we are all near death in understaffed hospitals without enough medicine.

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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
    why do the anti gun extremists feel a need to jack this poll?
    What else would you expect of those who have an agenda that they know damn well cannot be successfuly promoted honestly, but only through lies and deception?
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    We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.

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