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Old Today, 09:07 AM
 
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I'll take on faith that those numbers are correct. But the small percentage of people killed by guns accidentally are still just as dead.
Dead kids are dead kids.

Should we ban swimming pools?

https://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreatio...factsheet.html
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Old Today, 09:09 AM
 
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So I should double down by having a dangerous gun in my home also?






Statistics on Guns in the Home & Safe Storage
You double downed by having a car and a bathtub.

You should get rid of both dangers before saying I can't have a gun that will statistically never harm anyone.
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Old Today, 09:10 AM
 
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There is somewhere between 300 million and 500 million guns in the US, and somewhere around 99.99% of them will not be used to murder or accidentally kill anyone.
I believe it. Apparently, Texas and Florida has many citizens owning guns. I would have never known this if I didn't read it here on City-data and I have lived in both states for more than two decades.
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Old Today, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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So I should have dangerous things? That is your logic?
There aren't any "dangerous things", there are only dangerous/irresponsible people, who drive, drink, don't train their kids to swim, do drugs, and those who use guns irresponsibly, thankfully such people are a very small percentage of the latter. There are plenty of laws that are supposed to keep guns away from such people but they still find ways to get them, along with other tools like knives, hammers, axes, baseball bats, gasoline, matches, etc.
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Old Today, 09:10 AM
 
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Because I have nothing to prove against an attacker who has already decided to attack me.

Because I've owned enough guns to know that I don't need them.

Because I've shot enough defenseless animals to know it's not a sport if they don't have one.

Because I've visited two people in the hospital that had gun shot wounds.

Because I buy my meat at the store.

Because I have to set an example in my family.

And because the mind is more powerful than the GUN.
And nobody is forcing YOU to have one.
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Old Today, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Here.
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Because I might have to use it to defend myself and end up being put in jail by a jury of liberals.
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Old Today, 09:13 AM
 
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A car is not manufactured to kill. A guns sole purpose is to kill or do great bodily harm. Yes?

If you are concerned about cars killing, make sure you elect Democrats who will be more willing to make sure our cars are safer. You are free, I assume, to start a separate thread on this topic.

More guns equals more gun deaths. America should be the safest place on earth but it sure ain't...
More swimming pools mean more dead kids.

More alcohol mean more dead Americans.

Neither pools or drinking alcohol are needed. Ready to ban those or are those deaths entertaining?
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Old Today, 09:14 AM
 
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Tell us why YOU, personally, should NOT have a gun, as asked in the OP

5th Commandment per Catholics & Lutherans: Thou Shalt Not Kill.

The First Buddhist Precept: Do Not Kill

6th Commandment of the Torah: Thou Shalt Do No Murder

6th Commandment of most Christians: You Shall Not Murder

* A gun only has one purpose. It is an instrument designed to kill or injure.
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Old Today, 09:17 AM
 
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Because I don't want the chance that my future kids get hurt using it or use it to hurt other people. Call me paranoid, but I don't want that chance to happen!
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Old Today, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Places you dream of
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Because I might have to use it to defend myself and end up being put in jail by a jury of liberals.
Lol. Liberals. Or just plain laws on the books you donít agree with ?
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