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View Poll Results: "You don't need a gun, if you make wise choices in life"
I agree with this statement. 41 14.75%
I disagree with this statement. 237 85.25%
Voters: 278. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-06-2012, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Carry a gun if you think you need it. I mean, what else can you say?

Certainly if you're making certain decisions, you might need heat more than others. But the overwhelming majority of people go along just fine without a gun.

I don't want to carry a gun. That's not to say that i can't run into a situation in which one would be handy. But for the most part, i have a good nose for trouble and how to stay out of it.
Staying out of trouble is always preferable, but sometimes trouble comes looking for you. I am not referring to "bad" neighborhoods either. What most would deem to be a "bad" neighborhood, I have had no problems and no need to be armed.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:30 AM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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That is exactly what Timothy Tredwell thought they were. It did not turn out so well for him or his girlfriend did it?
We don't have any grizzlies on the island, just black bears and cougars, but I would be more than a bit nervous if I had a close encounter with one. A 44 magnum would be handy in that case.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:35 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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We don't have any grizzlies on the island, just black bears and cougars, but I would be more than a bit nervous if I had a close encounter with one. A 44 magnum would be handy in that case.
Unfortunately, the brown bears and people are after the same resource - salmon. That is never a good combination. In addition to my Mossberg 500 12-gauge shotgun with a rifled barrel and loaded with .65 cal. slugs, I also carry a Ruger .44 Super Redhawk as backup. It is difficult to cast while carrying a shot-gun, but I am always wearing the .44 mag. whenever I fish the rivers and streams.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:39 AM
 
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Staying out of trouble is always preferable, but sometimes trouble comes looking for you. I am not referring to "bad" neighborhoods either. What most would deem to be a "bad" neighborhood, I have had no problems and no need to be armed.
Fair enough.

But just the same, i'd prefer to not walk around with a gun even though i live in a state where i could just buy one easily and carry it around sans permit so long as i don't have a felony. Moreover, i really don't plan on shooting anyone anyway. Don't want that on my conscience.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:44 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Fair enough.

But just the same, i'd prefer to not walk around with a gun even though i live in a state where i could just buy one easily and carry it around sans permit so long as i don't have a felony. Moreover, i really don't plan on shooting anyone anyway. Don't want that on my conscience.
I also prefer not to carry a firearm, unless I feel it is necessary. When I am walking around East Los Angeles, Compton, or Watts, I do not feel it is necessary to be armed. However, when I am anywhere in the bush in Alaska, I feel it is absolutely necessary to be heavily armed at all times.
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:34 AM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
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I also prefer not to carry a firearm, unless I feel it is necessary. When I am walking around East Los Angeles, Compton, or Watts, I do not feel it is necessary to be armed. However, when I am anywhere in the bush in Alaska, I feel it is absolutely necessary to be heavily armed at all times.

I prefer to be carrying anytime I can, whether it is at home, at home or around and about in Wisconsin or Minnesota.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:24 AM
 
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Fair enough.

But just the same, i'd prefer to not walk around with a gun even though i live in a state where i could just buy one easily and carry it around sans permit so long as i don't have a felony. Moreover, i really don't plan on shooting anyone anyway. Don't want that on my conscience.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Va. Beach
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I haven't owned guns, since I quit hunting in 1978, and have no need for them, but of course I don't live in a violent paranoid society.
So you're saying you live on a private island by yourself?
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:34 AM
 
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Would the purchase of a gun constitute one of those "wise choices" in life? If so perhaps I can reconsider my earlier position.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Lost in Texas
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This testimony is pretty old, but it was powerful. The incident she lived through was in Kileen, Tx. I remember it as though it were yesterday. The people in that restaurant were sitting ducks and had no chance to defend themselves. Before the police could get there, there were a lot of people dead.
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