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

    Close to "all of the above" . IMO, if a man has a good set up and is KNOWN to be proficient with the weapon, then more safe.. But, a "good set up " involves have the gun ready to fire within a second's notice.. which can backfire.
    I feel that there are better systems of self defense, involving NO guns .
    One :: true, complete and absolute gun control
    Two :: police sworn to benefit the public
    Three :: a government system that actually cares for all the people
    Maybe by the year 2050 , not today , not even close

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

    I wonder what the lady who was shot and killed by her two year old son would say about 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
    I wonder what the lady who was shot and killed by her two year old son would say about this.
    This comes probably from some man she knew. You hear of Republicans or Libertarians meeting women and taking them to firing-ranges to "try something new", and from there who knows, a bit of idealism spit out into here ear and the woman is Annie Oakley. And they call me an Idealist for sticking up against the holocaust waged against Latin Americans, as if it were a youthful endeavor to wish your own nation would not aid tyranny abroad. And yet these patriotic nitwits are ten times more blindly idealistic than me, as they fight for corporate interests but consider the activity to be manifest destiny and proof of America's greatness. Based on what I know, I would say the USA is at least controlled by a Fascist Shadow Government.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Close to "all of the above" . IMO, if a man has a good set up and is KNOWN to be proficient with the weapon, then more safe.. But, a "good set up " involves have the gun ready to fire within a second's notice.. which can backfire.
    I feel that there are better systems of self defense, involving NO guns .
    One :: true, complete and absolute gun control
    Two :: police sworn to benefit the public
    Three :: a government system that actually cares for all the people
    Maybe by the year 2050 , not today , not even close
    A gun may protect your from insane republicans. If I got a gun, I'd probably use it to assasinate Republicans and rightwing Libertarians and become known as the Libertarian Serial Killer, systematically targeting important libertarians and economists with a sniper rifle.

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

    Neither. The owning of a gun means nothing in reguards to one's safety. It is the knowledge and skill in its use that is the determining factor. In the case of one of my sisters, she is safer for owning a sword than in owning a gun (she owns both). Her sword skill is much higher and she's actually disarmed an intruder with the flat of her blade once. I have friends who can takes hairs off of flies at 300 yards (to use the traditional hyperbole) with guns. They are safer for owning their guns. Me? Not so much. I keep my rifle at my dad's where I can target shoot if I feel like it. My cell phone is what makes me safer.
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    Re: Does owning a hand gun for protection make you more safe or less safe?

    I would consider using hand-grenades, in the case that I have to go to the Mercatus Center or something Libertarian Think Tank like CATO, and in that case it would be easy to kill a lot of them merely by throwing a grenade into the front office or while they are having a meeting. Timed explosive devices could also be useful in getting rid of a Koch industry project like Libertarianism.

    A handgun would only be good for close range, like if you have broken into the home of a Libertarian economist and have got the bastard pinned down with the handgun pressed crudely against his head. After that, all you have to say is "Here is your austerity!" then pull the trigger and the blood and brains of the Libertarian economist would spray out opportunistically red like the Red Khmer, Kissinger of Death, the bald pate of some would-be Milton Friedman flipped off like a lid from the explosion of the bullet.

    After that, you can merely use your foot to kick the corpse.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by michijo View Post
    This comes probably from some man she knew. You hear of Republicans or Libertarians meeting women and taking them to firing-ranges to "try something new", and from there who knows, a bit of idealism spit out into here ear and the woman is Annie Oakley. And they call me an Idealist for sticking up against the holocaust waged against Latin Americans, as if it were a youthful endeavor to wish your own nation would not aid tyranny abroad. And yet these patriotic nitwits are ten times more blindly idealistic than me, as they fight for corporate interests but consider the activity to be manifest destiny and proof of America's greatness.
    Based on what I know, I would say the USA is at least controlled by a Fascist Shadow Government.


    Based on what you have said here it sounds like you know little about the USA and it's government.

    I have one question for you: If the USA is such a terrible place why are so many people struggling to come here?

    Fill us in.

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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
    Based on what you have said here it sounds like you know little about the USA and it's government.

    I have one question for you: If the USA is such a terrible place why are so many people struggling to come here?

    Fill us in.
    The USA puts austerity plans onto the whole world through World Bank and IMF and Libertarian economics with CIA operations to remove leaders that are ebenficial to normal people. Like in Mexico, you saw an increase in immigration after NAFTA had sent so much subsidized agriculture into Mexico. Farmers couldnt compete. Unfortunately you are not mature enough to weigh the facts of American policies. That's why historically you saw more immigrants from Europe, but as we sent more austerity policies into the developing world, we have gained a reverse immigration from these lands.

    Austerity policies sound good if you are a Libertarian economist and work behind a desk in a university, or some crazy Republican, but its a fact that normal people run from austerity. And if the USA continues to back apparent fascist patrician type people overseas, and the way its run stateside, I think there are elements of oligarchial fascism operating as normal democracy.
    Last edited by michijo; 01-08-15 at 01:48 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by michijo View Post
    I would consider using hand-grenades, in the case that I have to go to the Mercatus Center or something Libertarian Think Tank like CATO, and in that case it would be easy to kill a lot of them merely by throwing a grenade into the front office or while they are having a meeting. Timed explosive devices could also be useful in getting rid of a Koch industry project like Libertarianism.

    A handgun would only be good for close range, like if you have broken into the home of a Libertarian economist and have got the bastard pinned down with the handgun pressed crudely against his head. After that, all you have to say is "Here is your austerity!" then pull the trigger and the blood and brains of the Libertarian economist would spray out opportunistically red like the Red Khmer, Kissinger of Death, the bald pate of some would-be Milton Friedman flipped off like a lid from the explosion of the bullet.

    After that, you can merely use your foot to kick the corpse.
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    Re: Does owning a hand gun for protection make you more safe or less safe?

    These days you need a gun to kill Republicans and conservatives. I dont feel safe without one. It may turn into open-season on Republicans.

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