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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
    At the end of the day, it's urban black and mexican gangbangers killing each other and then white rural country people killing each other. Sometimes people never learn.. The ironies are truly massive.
    What does criminal activity have to do with law abiding citizens protecting themselves from harm? I mean, besides nothing.

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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 does criminal activity have to do with law abiding citizens protecting themselves from harm? I mean, besides nothing.
    gun haters think owning a gun is "criminal"



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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
    gun haters think owning a gun is "criminal"
    Right, unless of course they are wealthy enough to hire others to carry guns to protect them on their behalf. Hypocrites.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    If you're an idiot it can make you significantly less safe....

    keep in mind though, that if you bring a gun into your house, you are bringing in a risk factor not previously present.

    like owning a house with stairs brings in a risk factor that wouldn't exist in a one story home.
    If you're an idiot anything can be less safe.
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    Re: Does owning a hand gun for protection make you more safe or less safe?

    I can't speak for you or yours, but me and mine are safer with guns.


    My extended family includes 20 people at present. Neither I, nor they, nor any of my known ancestors for the past 100 years, have ever had a serious accident with a firearm involving personal injury, nor have any of the above committed suicide by firearm, nor murder.

    We have, however, had several incidents which might well have ended badly had we not been armed.


    Therefore our family stats for 100 years would be:
    Negative incidents: 0
    Positive incidents: 7 I recall offhand.

    So our ratio is positive 100%, or 7 to None.


    I imagine it helps that my family has almost universally taught gun safety and shooting from an early age.

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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
    According to a NYT article. the household ownership rate is down from a high of 50% in the 70's to the low to mid 30's now. That isn't that significant, as there has been a decline in the number of hunters and those who shoot for sport and target over that time period. I know many people who own guns, and most of them are hunters. A few of them are collectors, and some of them just like to shoot.
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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
    stupid anti gun irrational nonsense.

    it shows that your motivation is hatred of the politics you perceive gun owners have



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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
    stupid anti gun irrational nonsense.

    it shows that your motivation is hatred of the politics you perceive gun owners have
    I'm sorry but it's very evident gun ownership is down whether you like it or not.


    -Young people don't own guns save for rural areas which have low population. The younger generations are almost all staunchly anti-gun, of all races.

    -Women are almost all anti-gun.

    I come from a big US hunting family with tons of young relatives. NONE of them or us hunt. It's only the older generations that do/did.

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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
    I'm sorry but it's very evident gun ownership is down whether you like it or not.


    -Young people don't own guns save for rural areas which have low population. The younger generations are almost all staunchly anti-gun, of all races.

    -Women are almost all anti-gun.

    I come from a big US hunting family with tons of young relatives. NONE of them or us hunt. It's only the older generations that do/did.
    we don't know. what we do know is that in the last several years, the background checks conducted have set new records

    what we do know-there is a huge ammo shortage even though the production of ammo and reloading components is at an all time high


    what we do know is that firearms courses tend to sell out much faster than they did 10 years ago, and gun clubs-that never had wait lists for potential members now have often several year waits


    women are the fastest group of growing gun owners. My wife often serves as an Range Officer for women only events at a local range-its packed

    the training facility that I have been associated with since 1986 has far more women attending now than when I first started

    most younger generations that are anti gun are ignorant. once they gain knowledge they are not anti gun

    more and more people are carrying guns. when I first started carrying a gun, (1982) most states did not have shall issue CCW

    now most do

    most of us don't tell anonymous callers if we own guns

    so what causes your silly anti gun nonsense? is it due to your age?



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